Admiral Chris Barrie has worked at an elite level in government and internationally as the Chief of Defence (CDF) in Australia (Admiral rank), promoting peace and security. He is an expert in Strategic Leadership and continues to teach and mentor the next generation of leaders in complex and diverse organisations to be successful. As CDF he played a key role in the international operation to secure East Timor and provided specialised security support for the Sydney Olympic Games (2000). He served in the Royal Australian Navy for 41 years and advised the government about specific roles for Australia’s armed forces after the 9/11 tragedy.

Career History

Awards and Qualifications:

  • MBA, Deakin University
  • Bachelor Arts, International Relations and Politics
  • Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
  • Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
  • Officer of the Order of Australia (AO)
  • Australian Active Service Medal
  • General Service Medal
  • Vietnam Medal
  • Australian Service Medal
  • Centenary Medal (Australia)
  • Defence Force Service Medal with Federation Star
  • National Medal
  • Australian Defence Medal
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal (Republic of Vietnam)

Career History:

  • Associate aadi Defence Pty Ltd
  • Chairman of the Board, PTSD Australia and New Zealand
  • Chairman, Edith and Joy Foundation
  • Moderator, Oxford Stimulus Forum
  • Adjunct Professor, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia
  • Principal, Critical Decisions Pty Ltd
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Defense University, Washington DC, U.S.A
  • Patron, Australian Risk Policy Institute
  • President, Australian Crime Prevention Council
  • Chairman, Global Sports Science Ltd.
  • Chief of the Defence Force

Admiral Chris Barrie’s military service was recognised when he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1994,¬†promoted to an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in June 1998 and became a companion to the order of Australia (AC) in January 2001.

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Some Projects of ADM Chris Barrie AC

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