• VADM Tim Barrett, then Chief of Navy, speaks to sailors at HMAS Stirling in 2018. (Defence)
    VADM Tim Barrett, then Chief of Navy, speaks to sailors at HMAS Stirling in 2018. (Defence)

INDO PACIFIC 2022 organiser AMDA Foundation has announced that former Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett (Rtd), has joined the AMDA Foundation Board. 

Vice Admiral Barrett served in the Royal Australian Navy for 42 years, culminating as Chief of Navy from 2014 to 2018. 

A long-time advocate of industry’s role in providing naval capability, Tim Barrett’s extensive naval service is complemented by experience as Commander Border Protection Command and recent senior executive roles in the civil maritime industry. 

In his new association with AMDA Foundation, Vice Admiral Barrett will also serve as convenor of the INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition. 

As Chief of Navy he was heavily involved in PACIFIC 2017, before the ongoing event was renamed INDO PACIFIC to better reflect Australia’s strategic stance. 

“I have seen first-hand how the INDO PACIFIC event can be a catalyst for engagement at all levels, and can provide a timely interface between Navy and industry in the pursuit of effective capability for the Australian Defence Force,” Vice Admiral Barrett said. 

“Hosting both Royal Australian Navy and industry conferences, INDO PACIFIC is arguably unique as a platform for bringing the entire maritime community together in one venue. I look forward to being convenor for INDO PACIFC 2022.”

AMDA Foundation CEO Ian Honnery said Vice Admiral Barrett’s experience was the perfect fit for the organisation and for INDO PACIFIC 2022. 

“Vice Admiral Barrett has vast experience across naval and border protection environments, in both surface and aviation domains,” Honnery said. 

“He is also intimately acquainted with the critical relationship between industry and defence in ensuring our defence forces and our taxpayers have the most effective capability possible."

"Vice Admiral Barrett’s experience and understanding of our mission can only add to the effectiveness of future AMDA Foundation events.”

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