Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Shock resignation of defence stalwart

shock resignation of key defence stalwart

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed a Department of Defence leader will depart in May.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed a Department of Defence leader will depart in May.

Dennis Richardson has resigned from his position as secretary of the Department of Defence, effective from 12 May.

The former diplomat has held the position since 18 October 2012.

Richardson has held various roles as a public servant including principal adviser, head of the review of the intelligence community, deputy secretary at the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, director-general of security of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian ambassador to the United States of America and secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Richardson was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to the community in a range of public policy areas including foreign policy, immigration and security.

Shock resignation of defence stalwart
Russell-offices.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

EOS tests T2000 turret at NSW range
07:00
EOS tests T2000 turret at NSW range
The company has put its turret to the test during a live-fire exercise at a private range. ...
Sep 17 2021
FTS Group continues growth in ANZ rebranded as Atturra
FTS Group, an Australian technology consulting and services business, has announced its rebrand to Atturra. ...
Sep 17 2021
Babcock Australasia tips hat to AUKUS deal
The global defence company had lauded Australia’s new nuclear submarine arrangement with its major allies. ...