Statutory appointments

Name Appointment Commencement Relevant legislation
Mr Greg Moriarty Secretary of Defence 4 September 2017 Section 58 of the Public Service Act 1999
GEN Angus J Campbell AO DSC Chief of the Defence Force 7 July 2018 Subsection 12(1) of the Defence Act 1903
VADM David L Johnston AC RAN Vice Chief of the Defence Force 7 July 2018 Subsection 12(2) of the Defence Act 1903
VADM Mark Hammond AO RAN Chief of Navy 7 July 2022 Paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Defence Regulation 2016
LTGEN Simon Stuart AO DSC Chief of Army 3 July 2022 Paragraph 7(1)(b) of the Defence Regulation 2016
AIRMSHL Robert Chipman AM CSC Chief of Air Force 4 July 2022 Paragraph 7(1)(c) of the Defence Regulation 2016
AIRCDRE Ian Henderson AM Director Military Prosecutions 1 July 2021 Subsection 188GF(1) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
MAJGEN Michael Cowen AM KC Chief Judge Advocate 22 September 2017 Subsection 188A(1) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
GPCAPT Scott M Geeves Deputy Chief Judge Advocate 30 March 2020 Subsection 188EC(1) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
GPCAPT April-Leigh Rose Registrar of Military Justice 1 November 2021 Subsection 188FB(1) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
RADM Jack T Rush AO RFD KC RAN Judge Advocate General 30 July 2021 Subsection 179(1) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
CDRE James Renwick CSC SC RAN Deputy Judge Advocate General - Navy 30 July 2021 Subsection 179(2) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
BRIG His Honour Judge Paul E Smith Deputy Judge Advocate General - Army 10 March 2019 Subsection 179(2) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
AIRCDRE The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry Deputy Judge Advocate General - Air Force 10 February 2023 Subsection 179(2) of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
Mr James Gaynor Inspector General - Australian Defence Force 1 December 2016 Section 110E of the Defence Act 1903
Ms Rachel Noble PSM Director-General Australian Signals Directorate 27 January 2020 Section 27(b) of the Intelligence Services Act 2001
VADM Jonathan Mead AO RAN Director-General Australian Submarine Agency 1 July 2023 Subsection 67(1) of the Public Service Act 1999