2019 ANI GOLDRICK SEMINAR . Maritime Trade and its Implications for Australia’s Defence.Wednesday 18 September 2019
Co-convened with the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society, and the Submarine Institute Australia
The 2019 ANI Goldrick Seminar will discuss defence issues associated with the maintenance of Australia’s maritime trade. Speakers will be drawn from senior levels of Defence, academia and industry. As in previous years, the theme – Maritime Trade and its Implications for Australia’s Defence – was selected by the Chief of Navy; an outcomes report will be provided to the Chief of Navy and it is anticipated that the proceedings will be subsequently published by ACSACS.
The Australian Naval Institute is pleased to announce that Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) will deliver the 2019 Vernon Park Oration. Sir Angus was the Chief of the Defence Force from 2005 to 2011. Since his retirement from the military, he has been appointed to a number of positions including Chancellor of the University of the Sunshine Coast and Chair of the Defence South Australia Advisory Board; the Victorian Police Corporate Advisory Group; the University of NSW Canberra Advisory Board; the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Supashock Advanced Suspension Advisory Committee, from which he continues his commitment to serve Australia in leadership roles.
Drinks at 6.15pm, Dinner at 7.00pm. Dresss: Lounge Suit
The ANI 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at the Australian Defence Academy on 19 November. Preceding the event the Vice Chief of Defence Force, Vice Admiral David Johnstone gave an illuminating presentation on the significant issues with which the Defence senior leadership are dealing. He then took questions from the members.
At the AGM the President, Vice Admiral Peter Jones (retired) gave his report which can be read here.. The Treasurer, Commander Nick Tate, presented the financial statement. The finances are healthy with the Profit & Loss Statement at the end of this article.
An election for the new Council was undertaken. Four Councillors retired and were thanked for their contribution. Commodore Lee Goddard retired as Vice President but remained on the Council. The new Council is as follows:
President: Vice Admiral Peter Jones (retired)
Vice President: Commodore Alison Norris
Secretary: Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Foulkes
Treasurer: Commander Nick Tate
Councillors: Mr Steve Bell
Lieutenant Andrew Collingwood
Mr Greg Gilbert
Commander Geoff McGinley
Commodore Lee Goddard
Commander Richard Hobbs
Commodore Justin Jones
Mr Brian Mansell
Lieutenant John Nash
Midshipman Ben Page
Captain Tom Phillips
Brigadier Will Taylor (retired)
Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods
Public Officer Mrs Sue Hart
Also joining the Council in December will be Midshipmen Kayla De Witt and Mitchell Rowe.
The meeting concluded with a presentation by Will Taylor on the early work of the Council in developing the next iteration of the ANI Strategy. This will be further discussed at the first meeting of the new Council which will be held in December. More information provided to members in due course.
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