Air Vice-Marshal Tony Needham AM
Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force, Chair of the Member Outcomes Committee, Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee, Deputy Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee, Deputy Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel
Reappointed 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022
- Director since 1 July 2016
- Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force
- Chair of the Member Outcomes Committee
- Member of the Remuneration and HR Committee
- Deputy Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee
- Deputy Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel
- Director of ARIA Co Pty Ltd
Air Vice-Marshal Needham is a member of the Royal Australian Air Force Active Reserve (since early 2016), following a distinguished career over three decades in the permanent Air Force (1978-2015). He served as operational aircrew on the P-3C Orion and Royal Air Force, Nimrod Mark 2 aircraft; the latter as aircraft captain. His military service included holding the positions of Head People Capability, Department of Defence (2014-2015) and Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force 633, Middle East (2013).
Air Vice-Marshal Needham also served as a Commissioner of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (2014-2015) and Chair of the Defence Force Recruiting Board of Management (2014-2015).
Air Vice-Marshal Needham holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies, Deakin University, Graduate Diploma in Management Studies and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Air Vice-Marshal Needham was appointed as a member in the Order of Australia in 2005 primarily for work in the Personnel area for the RAAF.
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