Australian Strategic Policy Institute Limited (Board)

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that produces expert and timely advice for Australia's strategic and defence leaders. ASPI generates new ideas for government, allowing them to make better-informed decisions for Australia's future. ASPI is one of the most authoritative and widely quoted contributors to public discussion of strategic policy issues in Australia and a recognised and authoritative Australian voice in international discussion of strategic issues, especially in the Asia-Pacific. ASPI aims, through its website, publications, blog, events and media activities, to be innovative, accurate and well-informed and to broaden public knowledge about the critical strategic choices our country will face over the coming years. The institute's work helps to foster strategic expertise in Australia through dialogue, research and its contribution to public debate. ASPI strives to provide a strong focus and constructive commentary on the practical choices and issues which confront Australia's strategic policy decisions, and this is reflected in ASPI's core values of collegiality, originality and innovation, quality and excellence, and independence. ASPI was established by the Australian Government in 2001 and is partially funded by the Department of Defence with other sources of revenue include sponsorship, commissioned tasks, a membership scheme, sale of publications, advertising and event registration fees.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under


  • Established By/Under More info

    Corporations Act company controlled by the Commonwealth

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 2, Arts House, 40 Macquarie Street
    Barton ACT 2600

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Gai Brodtmann 26 June 2020 27 June 2026
Member The Hon. John Anderson AO FTSE 28 March 2022 27 March 2025
Member The Hon. Michael Keenan MP 28 March 2022 27 March 2025
Member MAJGEN Kathryn Toohey 16 October 2023 15 October 2026
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Justin Bassi 1 May 2022 30 April 2027
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