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Corporate Governance

Defence Governance Framework

Senior Committees

Defence Capability Committee

The role of the Defence Capability Committee is to consider and develop options for current and future capability. The committee is a sub-committee of the Defence Capability and Investment Committee and focuses on individual major capital investment projects to ensure:

  • consistency with the Defence White Paper and the Defence Capability Plan;
  • a whole-of-life and whole-of-capability perspective;
  • an acceptable return on capital expenditure;
  • there are no unmanageable strategic, technical, schedule or financial risks; and
  • rigorous, independent scrutiny of capability, cost, schedule and risk.

In 2004-05, members were Chief Capability Development Group (chair), Head Strategic Policy, First Assistant Secretary Capability, Investment and Resources, Deputy Chief of Navy, Deputy Chief of Army, Deputy Chief of Air Force, Chief Operating Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, First Assistant Secretary Budgets and Financial Planning, Chief Defence Scientist and Head Capability Systems.

Permanently invited members were Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security, Deputy Chief Joint Operations, Chief Information Officer, Head Infrastructure and Head Defence Personnel Executive. In addition, a representative from the Department of Finance and Administration attended as a permanently invited member.

The committee held 11 scheduled meetings in 2004-05 and one extraordinary meeting.

Table 1.20 Defence Capability Committee Attendance
Position and Name Meetings Held Meetings Attended
Members
Chief Capability Development Group
(Lieutenant General David Hurley)
12 10/1*
Head Strategic Policy (Major General Frank Roberts) 12 7/5*
Chief Operating Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation
(Dr Ian Williams until 14 February 2005) 9 8/1*
(Mr Frank Lewincamp from 14 February 2005) 3 2
Chief Defence Scientist (Dr Roger Lough) 12 10/2*
First Assistant Secretary Budgets and Financial Planning
(Mr George Veitch)
12 11/1*
Deputy Chief of Navy (Rear Admiral Max Hancock) 12 9/3*
Deputy Chief of Army (Major General Ian Gordon) 12 11/1*
Deputy Chief of Air Force (Air Vice-Marshal Roxley McLennan) 12 11/1*
First Assistant Secretary Capability, Investment and Resources
(Dr Ralph Neumann)
12 11/1*
Head Capability Systems
(Air Vice-Marshal Kerry Clarke) 8 5/3*
(Commodore Paul Greenfield - acting from 9 September to 6 December 2005) 4 4
Permanently Invited Members
Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security or representative 12 10
Deputy Chief Joint Operations Command or representative 12 4
Chief Information Officer or representative 12 12
Head Infrastructure or representative 12 10
Head Defence Personnel Executive or representative 12 6
Department of Finance and Administration representative 12 9

* Substitute attended in place of member

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