ANI McNeil Prize Announced
The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan announced the winner of the Australian Naval Institute’s McNeil Prize for 2020.
The recipient is Professor Jason Scholz, The Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Cooperative Research Centre – Trusted Autonomous Systems.
This McNeil Prize is presented annually to "an individual from Australian industry and academia who has made an outstanding contribution to the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy".
The McNeil Prize is named in honour of Rear Admiral Percival McNeil CB RAN (1883-1951). He could be regarded as one of the great champions of Australian shipbuilding. McNeil played a pivotal role in the design and construction of the famed Bathurst class corvettes as well as helping to maintain a local warship construction capability in the post-war period.