27 May 2003
NEW ASPI COUNCIL MEMBERS
Media Release - Minister of Defence
The Government has appointed three new members to the Council of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today.
The new council members are Alan Dupont, Paul McClintock and retired Brigadier Jim Wallace.
Dr Dupont is a director of the Australian National University's Asia-Pacific security program. He is a highly respected and influential defence analyst and commentator on strategic issues, with particular expertise in Asia-Pacific security issues and transnational threats.
Mr McClintock will bring to the council an impressive mix of private and public sector experience. Mr McClintock's extensive industry experience, including his strong background in investment banking, will be invaluable to the Board in its consideration of defence industry matters. He has also served as Secretary to Federal Cabinet, a position which saw him manage the business program of the National Security Committee of Cabinet. He has an established record of providing sound, high-level advice on matters of public policy. He has served on the boards of a number of private companies and public authorities including the Sydney Ports Authority and the Central Sydney Area Health Board.
Brig Wallace served with distinction in the Australian Army for many years after graduating from Duntroon, the British Army Staff College and the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies. He commanded the Special Air Service Regiment and the Army's mechanised brigade, and served with the United Nations in the Middle East. He is a respected commentator on defence and strategic matters and will bring a valuable perspective to the Council as a recently serving and highly credible senior Australian Defence Force officer.
ASPI is an independent centre of excellence created by the Government in 2000 and funded by Defence. The ASPI Council is responsible for the organisation and operations of the Institute. These appointments take the Council up to its full complement of 12 members.
"The new members are well qualified to serve on the ASPI Council," Senator Hill said.
"Each will make a significant contribution to Government decisions and public understanding of strategic and defence issues, particularly in these uncertain times."
Catherine Fitzpatrick (Senator Hill) 02 6277 7800
Brendan McRandle (ASPI) 02 6270 5113
Date: Tuesday, 27 May 2003
By: Australian Strategic Policy Institute