The ANI was formed and incorporated in the ACT in 1975 as a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval Officers and others interested in maritime affairs.
The main objectives of the Institute are:
– to encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge related to the Navy and the maritime profession; and
– to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning subjects related to the Navy and the maritime profession.
The ANI is governed by the ANI Council which comprises four Office Bearers and up to 15 Councillors. The Council is supported by a secretariat which is provided by Commerce Management Services. The membership of the current ANI Council can be found here
Strategic Partnership with RAN
The ANI has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Royal Australian Navy which can be downloaded by clicking here.
The ANI is an Approved Defence Organisation (ADO) which means that membership can be used for professional development. ANI Members who are active RAN personnel can use Webform AE275 to have membership of the ANI added to their personal details (PMKeys).
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Members of the ANI get discounts on ANI events; the biannual publication of the Australian Naval Review; and the knowledge that they are contributing to important public debates on naval and maritime affairs. Details here.
The Constitution, last revised on 12 November 2020, is here.
The President’s Annual Messages can be accessed here.
A short history of the ANI is here.
Past office-holders are here.
Honorary Life Members are here.
The 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is here.
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Patron – Vice Admiral M J Noonan, AO RAN, Chief of Navy
- President – Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO DSC (retired)
- Vice President – Commodore Allison Norris CSC
- Treasurer – Captain Nick Tate
- Secretary – Commander Stephanie Foulkes
- Councillor – Captain Guy Blackburn
- Councillor – Commander Michael Collinson
- Councillor – Andrew Gordon
- Councillor – Commander Barton Harrington
- Councillor – Commodore Peter Leavy CSC
- Councillor – Rob McLaughlin
- Councillor – Lieutenant Ben Page
- Councillor – Commander Jennifer Parker
- Councillor – Lieutenant Commander Ben Piggott
- Councillor – Craig Powell
- Councillor – Commander David Shirvington
- Councillor – Brigadier Will Taylor OBE
- Councillor – Simon Walstrom
- Councillor – Lieutenant Commander Chris Wardle
- Councillor – Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods
- Public Officer & Business Manager – Sue Hart
THE AUSTRALIAN NAVAL INSTITUTE (ANI) is the leading forum for naval and maritime affairs in Australia. The Institute achieves this through major membership events, particularly the annual Vernon Parker Oration and the Goldrick Seminar; through this website; and through its printed publication, the Australian Naval Review.
The ANI was incorporated in 1975 as a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval personnel and others interested in maritime affairs.
The main objectives of the Australian Naval Institute are:
- To encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge related to the Navy and the maritime profession; and
- To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning subjects related to the Navy and the maritime profession.
Views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the ANI or the RAN. The Institute is deeply grateful to its sponsors for making the events and publications of the Institute possible.
A calendar of events for the ANI and kindred organisations is here.
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Headmark was the official publication of the ANI until 2016. It has been replaced by the annual publication, the Australian Naval Review, and this website as a means of providing a forum for discourse on naval and maritime affairs. The views expressed in these forums, of course, are not the official views of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Defence Force or the Chief of the Navy. That said, Headmark has had a proud tradition of nearly 40 years of contributing informed research, writing and opinion on naval and maritime matters.
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