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General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC

Chief of the Defence Force, Australian Defence Force
General Angus Campbell joined the Australian Army in 1981, graduating from the Royal Military... More

Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for Defence
Senator Reynolds was elected to the Australian Senate in 2014 and is a passionate representative... More

Vice Admiral David Johnston, AO, RAN

Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Australian Defence Force
Vice Admiral David Johnston RAN was born in 1962 and entered the Royal Australian Naval College... More

General John M. Murray

Commanding General, United States Army Futures Command
Gen. John M. “Mike” Murray is the Commander, Army Futures Command. He is responsible... More

Peter W. Singer

Strategist and Senior Fellow, New America
Peter Warren Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as... More

Peter Jennings PSM

Executive Director, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Peter has worked at senior levels in the Australian Public Service on defence and national... More

Peter N Varghese AO

Chancellor, The University of Queensland
Peter Varghese began as Chancellor of The University of Queensland on 11 July 2016. Prior to... More

Penny Burtt

Group CEO, Asialink
Penny Burtt is the Group CEO of Asialink, Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public... More

Elsa B. Kania

Adjunct Fellow, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security
Elsa B. Kania is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at... More

Nicole Matejic

Author and Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
Nicole is an internationally recognised advisor in the areas of military information operations... More

Dr Willy Lam

Adjunct Professor, Centre for China Studies and Department of History, Chinese University of Hong Kong
With 40 years of experience writing and researching about China, Willy Lam is a recognized... More

Dr Andrew Davies

Senior Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Andrew Davies joined ASPI in 2006 and was the inaugural Director of Defence and Strategy. He... More

Dr Sheridan Kearnan

First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy, Department of Defence
Dr Sheridan Kearnan commenced in the role as First Assistant Secretary Defence Industry Policy... More

Kate Louis

Head of Defence and Industry Policy, Executive Director, Ai Group Defence Council
Kate was appointed Head of Defence and Industry Policy at the Australian Industry Group in... More

Michal Baranowski

Director, Warsaw Office, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Michał Baranowski is the director of GMF's Warsaw office, where he provides overall... More

BRIG S.J. Beaumont, AM

Director General Information Warfare within Information Warfare Division/Joint Capabilities Group, Department of Defence
Brigadier Beaumont is currently appointed Director General Information Warfare within... More

Dr Todd Mansell

Chief Science Strategy and Program Division, Department of Defence
Dr Todd Mansell is Chief Science Strategy and Program Division. He is a career scientist, a... More

Michael Shoebridge

Director, Defence and Strategy, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

Fergus Hanson

Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Fergus Hanson is the Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre. He is the author... More

Gary Dawson

Vice President Strategy, Thales Australia
Gary Dawson joined Thales Australia as Vice President Strategy in March 2017 after a career... More

Danielle Cave

Deputy Head, International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Danielle is the Deputy Head of ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre. She has worked... More

Jamie Wylly

Defence and Intelligence Solutions Manager, Microsoft
Jamie Wylly leads Defence and Intelligence solutions in the Government Industry and is... More

Dr Jennifer S. Hunt

Lecturer, National Security College, Australian National University
Dr Jennifer S. Hunt is a lecturer in the National Security College, ANU and a Research... More

Josiah R. Collens, Jr.

Director, Air Force (AF) International Portfolio and Co-Portfolio Director, Air Force (AF) Air Operations Portfolio, National Security Engineering Center, The MITRE Corporation
Mr. Josiah R. “Josh” Collens, Jr., has been with MITRE for the past 30 years. He... More

Dr Malcolm Davis

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January... More

Dr Marcus Hellyer

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Marcus is a Senior Analyst focusing on Defence economics and military capability. Previously he... More

Dr Rebecca Strating

Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University
Bec is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the Department of Politics,... More

Dr Huong Le Thu

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
Dr Huong Le Thu is a senior analyst at ASPI, Defence and Strategy Program. Prior to joining... More

Katherine Ziesing

Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine Group
Katherine joined the ADM team in 2006 as a staff writer and was appointed editor in Canberra at... More

Neale Prescott

Director Business Development, Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems Australia & New Zealand
Neale is Director of Business Development for Lockheed Martin, leading a team based in Canberra... More

Chris Deeble AO, CSC

Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman Australia
Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Deeble was born in Sydney in 1957 and completed Sydney Technical High... More

Dr Elizabeth Buchanan

Research Fellow, ANU Centre for European Studies
Dr Elizabeth Buchanan is a Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies. Her areas of... More