Enterprise committees

The Enterprise Committee Governance Structure was approved in December 2018.

The Structure and supporting framework has been designed to recognise the significance of Defence’s deliberations and decisions on strategic policy, intelligence and military operations and the commitment to work health and safety.

It introduces a tiered approach to enterprise committees, with a 3 tiered model aiming to take decisions to the lowest level, increase accountability and streamline decision making.

Tier Committee name Chair
1 Defence Committee Secretary

Defence Audit and Risk Committee

Defence Audit and Risk Committee Charter (PDF, 277.6 KB)

2 Strategic Policy Committee Secretary
2 Chiefs of Services Committee Chief of Defence Force
2 Enterprise Business Committee Associate Secretary
2 Investment Committee Vice Chief of the Defence Force
3 Defence People Committee Deputy Secretary Defence People
3 Defence Finance and Resourcing Committee Chief Financial Officer
3 Defence Communication and Information Systems Committee Chief Information Officer
3 Defence Security Committee Deputy Secretary Security and Estate
3 Defence Joint Warfare Committee Vice Chief of the Defence Force
3 Intelligence Enterprise Committee Chief of Defence Intelligence


Defence Enterprise Committee Governance Framework (PDF, 246.26 KB)