Errol McCormack Lunch Series: CDRE Andrew Quinn RAN

  • 02 Mar 2022
  • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT


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Maritime Task Group Command and Capability Sponsorship

Commodore Andrew Quinn RAN will speak to Williams members about his role as the Royal Australian Navy's inaugural Maritime Task Group Commander and the experience he took with him into capability sponsorship.

Commodore Andrew Quinn RAN
Director General Surface Combatants and Aviation, RAN

Commodore Andrew Quinn, RAN graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1991. He served as an Officer of the Watch and Fighter Controller on Australian and Canadian Frigates then Gunnery Officer in HMA Ships Sydney and Adelaide. In 2003, he assumed Command of Fremantle Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bunbury and in 2005, Armidale Class Patrol boat HMAS Bathurst.

On promotion to the rank of Commander in 2006 he served as the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Project Director and Requirements Manager for the ANZAC Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade Project prior to assuming Command of the ANZAC Class Frigate HMAS Toowoomba in 2009.

After promotion to the rank of Captain in 2013, he served as the Project Sponsor of the Future Frigate Project. In 2017 he completed the Australian Defence and Strategic Studies Course then subsequently served as the Combined Maritime Forces Director Operations and Commander Maritime Task Group Middle East Region. In 2019 and 2020, Commodore Quinn served as the Commander Australian Maritime Task Group, leading Maritime Task Groups as either a Sea Combat Commander or as a Commander Task Group; this has included multiple operational deployments in the Indo-Pacific.

On promotion to Commodore in November 2020, Commodore Quinn commenced his current posting as Director General Surface Combatants and Aviation, responsible for the through life capability management of the RAN’s surface combatant, guided weapons and aviation assets


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