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Honorary Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University

Entered the RAN aged 15 in 1961 as Cadet Midshipman. Retired as Admiral in 2002 from full-time service, and command of the Australian Defence Force. Since 2002 work has focused on strategic leadership and decision-making matters, as well as Risk Policy, Crime Prevention and strategic affairs. He is also Chair of PTSD Australia New Zealand, whose subsidiary FearLess Outreach aims to support all people in the community who live with post-traumatic stress.


  • 1998–2002
    Chief of the Defence Force, Australian Defence Force


  • 2012 
    Australian National University, Honorary Professor
  • 2003 
    Australian National University, Visiting Fellow
  • 1994 
    Deakin University, Master of Business Administration


Companion Order of Australia