Submarine Advisory Committee

The Submarine Advisory Committee (SAC) provides independent critical peer review of the current and projected submarine capability to validate existing plans and actions to Defence, and this advice enables early identification of areas of weakness. The Committees review of submarine matters will ensure that plans and decisions in this area are critically reviewed by personnel with submarine experience. The Committee is empowered to review within their agreed Terms of Reference, the totality of the submarine capability, including acquisition, capability, workforce (Navy, APS, and industry), and classified submarine operations. The SAC Members are appointed jointly by the Ministers for Defence and Defence Industry, and report to the Secretary of Defence and Chief of Defence Force.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under


  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Member Mr. Jim Hughes 17 May 2021 16 May 2024
Member Mr. Donald McCormack 17 May 2021 16 May 2024
Member RADM Michael Uzzell 17 May 2021 16 May 2024
Member CDRE Stephen Davies 17 May 2021 16 May 2024
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