Private roundtable lunch with Vice Admiral Professor Paul Maddison, CMM MSM CD

Vice Admiral Maddison, Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute, discussed his reflections on developing greater synergies between defence capability requirements, industry and the research and university sectors.  Located at UNSW Canberra, on Australian Defence Force Academy campus, Professor Maddison is responsible for enabling, facilitating and integrating UNSW’s ground-breaking defence research capacity across the whole of the university. With a mandate to build deeper relationships and increased collaboration with Commonwealth, State, industry and international partners,…

Private roundtable lunch with Brigadier Brett Chaloner, Commander 13 Brigade (WA)

Brigadier Chaloner discussed his changing role for the WA based 13th Brigade, the pivot in focus toward the Indian Ocean and the littoral approaches to WA, the refocusing of the Army’s 2nd Division and more broadly the thinking and changes in the Australian Army in response to the Defence Strategic Update. BRIG Chaloner entered Army via the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1991 and commissioned in 1994. Following service in Transport and Infantry, BRIG Chaloner completed Commando selection and reinforcement training and served in the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (Commando)…