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Air Vice Marshall Tony Needham AM

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

Appointed 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019

  • Nominee of the Chief of Defence Force
  • Deputy Chair of the MilitarySuper Reconsideration Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the Defence Force Case Assessment Panel

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). His military service included holding the position 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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