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Organisational structure

The Secretary of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Force jointly manage Defence as a diarchy. The term ‘diarchy’ reflects the individual and joint responsibilities and accountabilities of the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force in ensuring that Defence meets Australian Government requirements. The manner in which the diarchy operates is described in directions given to the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force by the Minister for Defence. Figure 2.2 shows the elements and relationships of Defence organisational structure as at 30 June 2020.

This figure is a diagram of the Defence Organisational structure as at 30 June 2020. The diagram is structured in a top down hierarchy, listing the position, name of the person holding the position and their post nominal awards. At the top are the relevant ministers, then the diagram divides into two lines reflecting the diarchy of APS led by the Secretary and the ADF led by the Chief of the Defence Force. The top of the diagram begins with the following ministers Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC Minister for Defence Industry The Hon Melissa Price MP Assistant Defence Minister, Minister for International Development and the Pacific The Hon Alex Hawke MP Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Minister for Defence Personnel The Hon Darren Chester MP The diagram now divides into two lines of the diarchy. On the left is the APS top down hierarchy and on the right is the ADF star ranking top down hierarchy. On the left, the APS begins with the Secretary Mr Greg Moriarty Listed under the Secretary are Associate Secretary Ms Katherine Jones Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence Mr Peter Tesch Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Mr Tony Fraser AO CSC Deputy Secretary National Naval Shipbuilding Mr Tony Dalton Chief Defence Scientist Prof Tanya Monro Listed under the Associate Secretary Ms Katherine Jones are Chief Information Officer Mr Stephen Pearson Deputy Secretary Defence People Ms Justine Greig Deputy Secretary Estate and Infrastructure Mr Steve Grzeskowiak Chief Finance Officer Mr Steven Groves On the right, the ADF begins with the Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell AO DSC four star rank Listed under Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell are the following ADF three star rank Vice Chief of the Defence Force Vice Admiral David Johnston AO RAN Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO RAN Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO DSC MVO Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO DSC Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Greg Bilton AO CSC Chief of Joint Capabilities Air Marshal Warren McDonald AO CSC End of organisational structure.
Figure 2.2: Defence organisational structure as at 30 June 2020