Defence
The Council meets twice a year to provide a forum in which senior Defence and industry stakeholders can exchange information on trends and matters of national maritime interest. There are 18 members, of which the Deputy Chief of the Navy is the Chair. The AMDC was formerly known as the Australian Shipping and Defence Council.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    22

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    25 February 1982

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Rear Admiral Mark Hammond RAN 1 March 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Nicolaj Noes 1 July 2018 1 January 2099
Member Ms Lada Bukharina 1 May 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Paddy Crumlin 1 September 2009 1 September 2099
Member RADM Lee Goddard RAN 1 January 2019 1 January 2099
Member Ms. Leanne Loan 1 May 2019 1 January 2099
Member CAPT Ash Papp 1 July 2019 1 January 2099
Member Mr Rod Nairn 1 September 2014 1 January 2099
Member Captain Michael Beard 1 March 2015 1 January 2099
Member VACANT    
Member Commander Michael Letts 1 March 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Andrew Johnson 1 March 2018 1 January 2099
Member LCDR Colin McMaster 1 January 2011 1 January 2099
Member Hon. Michael Gallacher 1 November 2016 1 January 2099
Member Mr David Neumann 1 August 2017 1 January 2099
Member Mr. Steve Farrow 1 January 2019 1 January 2099
Member Ms Teresa Lloyd 1 January 2009 1 January 2099
Member Mr. Kingsley Woodford-Smith 1 August 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Brian Mason 1 August 2015 1 January 2099
Member Mr John Connor 1 March 2016 1 January 2099
Member Dr Matthew Steen 1 September 2016 1 January 2099
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