Press Releases

    SG/A/891
          BIO/3617
    13 October 2004

    Biographical Note

    Brigadier General Clive Lilley Appointed Chief of Staff of UN Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)

    NEW YORK, 12 October (UN Headquarters) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today the appointment of Brigadier General Clive Lilley of New Zealand as Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), to succeed Major General Carl Dodd, from Ireland, who relinquished his post on 30 September 2004.

    General Lilley was commissioned into the New Zealand Army in 1974. During his career, he has progressed through a variety of command and staff appointments at the tactical, operational and strategic levels.  He has also held an instructional appointment in officer training.  He is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College (1987), Harvard Business School (2000) and the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (2002), and has completed the Strategic Leadership Programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Strategic Leadership. He also holds a Master of Public Management degree from Victoria University, Wellington.

    Since December 2001, General Lilley has held two key appointments in Headquarters New Zealand Defence Force; first as the Deputy Chief of Defence Force and then as Assistant Chief of Defence Force Strategic Commitments and Intelligence. Previously, he was, in 1997, the Commander of the New Zealand, Australian and South Pacific military forces that deployed to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (Operation Bel Isi). In 1994, he served in UNOSOM II (United Nations Operation in Somalia II) as Chief of the Military Information Cell.

    Born in Ashburton, New Zealand, in 1953, General Lilley is married to Kay and they have two adult children.

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