Portrait of Angela Harper

Angela Harper

Service Ambassador

Angela joined the Army in 1989 and served for more than 10 years as a medic, largely with aviation, at Oakey and in Townsville.

Upon discharge, Angela was already well underway completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Journalism and Public Relations. Angela went on to work as a journalist in the Canberra Press Gallery for Australian Associated Press, then working in Sydney, Adelaide and as Deputy Bureau Chief in Brisbane. Since leaving journalism, Angela has worked in politics, agency, industry bodies and most recently as the General Manager Marketing and Communications, South Bank Corporation.

Angela has a history of supporting charities utilising her experience in the military, media, corporate affairs and marketing. In 2019, Angela approached Soldier On and offered to help mentor those veterans who were transitioning, or had already transitioned, to a civilian career. She has since become a regular participant in the Pathways events. Angela is also writing a book to tell the stories of many veterans who have served or are currently still serving Australia.

Angela said: “It is truly an honour to be a Soldier On Ambassador and I am both humbled and grateful to be able to help veterans start a new chapter in their lives. I have been fortunate enough to have some great mentors to help me reach the heights of my career and I am determined to do the same for those who are brave enough to put up their hand to ask for help and support”.