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 June 2018 1 January 2099
Member Ms Teresa Lloyd 1 June 2009 1 January 2099
Member Mr. Stephen Hayward 1 January 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Brian Mason 1 June 2016 1 January 2099
Member Mr John Connor 1 June 2016 1 January 2099
Member Dr Matthew Steen 1 October 2016 1 January 2099
Member Mr Nicolaj Noes 1 May 2018 1 January 2099
Member Ms Lada Bukharina 1 May 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Paddy Crumlin 1 December 2009 1 January 2099
Member Mr. Richard Farmer 1 October 2016 1 January 2099
Member Rear Admiral Peter Laver RAN 1 June 2015 1 January 2099
Member Mr Rod Nairn 1 October 2014 1 January 2099
Member Captain Bill Waters 1 June 2017 1 January 2099
Member Ms Miranda Taylor 1 September 2013 1 January 2099
Member Captain Michael Beard 1 June 2015 1 January 2099
Member Commander Michael Letts 1 October 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Andrew Johnson 1 September 2017 1 January 2099
Member LCDR Colin McMaster 1 January 2011 1 January 2099
Member Hon. Michael Gallacher 1 February 2017 1 January 2099
Member Mr David Neumann 1 October 2018 1 January 2099
Member Mr Tony Grebenshikoff 1 June 2015 1 January 2099
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