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.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
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|