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Rear Admiral Lee John Goddard CSC

Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force, Chair of the Risk Committee, Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee, Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel

Appointed 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025

  • Chair of the Risk Committee
  • Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee
  • Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel
  • Director of ARIA Co Pty Ltd

Rear Admiral Lee Goddard CSC is a Strategic Advisor to the Minderoo Foundation, an Advisory Board Member and CEO of the Australian Missile Corporation, a Non-Executive Director of The AUSTAL Group, a Strategic Advisor to OCIUS Technology Limited, and the Chairman (Race Director) of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Rear Admiral Goddard is a Director of Pymble Ladies College.

Rear Admiral Goddard has previously served as Commander Joint Agency Taskforce-Operation at the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Commander Maritime Border Command at the Australian Border Force, Head of the APEC Taskforce and Assistant Secretary International Policy at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Director Military Strategic Commitments at the Australian Department of Defence. He was until recently a non-executive Director of the The Whiskey Project Group.

Rear Admiral Goddard had a distinguished full time naval career of over 34 years, Commanding warships and joint Taskforces at every senior rank, and was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the Australia Day 2007 honours list. Rear Admiral Goddard continues to serve as a member of the Royal Australian Navy active reserve.

Rear Admiral Goddard holds a Masters of Strategy and Policy from the US Naval War College, a Master of Arts (International Relations) from Deakin University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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