Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT

    Miles Apperley
    Group Executive Nuclear Safety, Security and Stewardship
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

    Inquiries info@williamsfoundation.org.au

    In June 2022 Miles was appointed to a new role of Group Executive Nuclear Safety, Security and Stewardship with responsibility for all nuclear safety and security operations at ANSTO as well as coordination of all nuclear security science capabilities that support Defence and other national security agencies.

    Miles joined ANSTO in 2016 with initial responsibility for the organisation’s entire portfolio of Landmark and National Research Infrastructure including the Australian Synchrotron, Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, Centre for Accelerator Science and the National Deuteration Facility as well as Institutional based infrastructure supporting bioimaging, materials characterisation, isotope tracing, radionuclide metrology and environmental monitoring.

    The portfolio includes facilities that undertake a range of mandated and sovereign functions for Government supporting a broad range of national security stakeholders. These include nuclear security science capabilities such as nuclear forensics.

    In the last 12 months Miles’ engagement with the Department of Defence has expanded in support establishment of Nuclear-Powered Submarine capability under AUKUS.

    Miles has thirty years of experience planning, operating and leading research and development collaborations between government, industry and universities. He has established multi-node, multi-disciplinary collaborative research infrastructure networks for the characterisation of matter (chemical, mineral, biological) across a broad range of resolution and sensitivity scales. A current focus is the development of a whole of government funding package to upgrade and sustain ANSTO’s nuclear security science capabilities.

    Miles has a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering and a PhD from the University of New South Wales and extensive industry based R&D experience in collaboration with universities, national laboratories and government agencies. He has completed an Advanced Certificate in Management, Innovation and Technology from MIT and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • National Gallery of Australia, ACT
    The aim of the September 2022 seminar is to examine specific measures which enhance both the lethality and survivability of an integrated Australian Defence Force. It will examine gaps and opportunities in the 5th generation force and identify priorities which accelerate preparedness for complex, sustained, high intensity operation.
    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • To Be Advised

    Financial members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation.

    The following AGM documents will be be available in due course: 

    • Formal Notice of the 2022 AGM

    • Board nomination form 2022

    • Agenda
    • Draft 2021 AGM Minutes
    • Proxy Voting Form
    • Audited Financial Report 2021/22
    • Special Resolutions - Proposed Changes to the Constitution
    • Strategic Outlook 2021-2023
    • Membership and Activities Overview 2021/22
    • Proxy Forms 
    • 30 Nov 2022
    • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT

    Speaker details will be advised shortly.

    Inquiries: info@williamsfoundation.org.au

Past events

01 Jun 2022 Errol McCormack Members Lunch: The Contribution of F-35A to Australian Air Combat Power
24 Mar 2022 Conference: Accelerating the Transition to a Networked, Integrated Force
02 Mar 2022 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: CDRE Andrew Quinn RAN
01 Dec 2021 Conference: The Requirements of a Sovereign Defence Space Capability
23 Nov 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The ADF’s Strategy - Where is the force going? Where are the gaps? What are the priorities? AVM Steven ‘Zed’ Roberton, DSC, AM
18 Nov 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The ADF’s Strategy - Where is the force going? Where are the gaps? What are the priorities? AVM Steven ‘Zed’ Roberton, DSC, AM
05 Oct 2021 Annual General Meeting
19 May 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: Lessons for Australia’s FADT policy from COVID with Senator the Hon. David Fawcett
08 Apr 2021 Conference: Next Generation Autonomous Systems
25 Feb 2021 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: The Australian Defence Force’s Current Operational Commitments - LTGEN Greg Bilton AO, CSC
01 Dec 2020 Errol McCormack Members' Lunch with AIRCDRE Chris Westwood (Ret'd): Characterising the 5th Gen Air Battle Space
28 Oct 2020 Annual General Meeting
20 May 2020 Errol McCormack Lunch Series
26 Feb 2020 Errol McCormack Lunch Series: Air Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC
12 Nov 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Advanced Attack Helicopters in the Amphibious Role with LtGen George J. Trautman
24 Oct 2019 Seminar: The Requirements of Fifth Generation Manoeuvre
22 Oct 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
07 Aug 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Coalition Warfighting and Pacific AOR Interoperability with LTG Michael Oates (Ret'd)
16 Jul 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: Royal Australian Navy: Future vision and Headmark 2022 with VADM Michael Noonan AO RAN, Chief of Navy
07 May 2019 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: Modernising the ADF in a time of Accelerated Warfare - Major General Kathryn Toohey, AM, CSC
11 Apr 2019 Seminar: Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance
12 Feb 2019 Williams Foundation Lunch: 5th Generation Workforce with AIRCDRE Geoffrey Harland AM, CSC, DSM
13 Nov 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Experiences of an Australian CAOC Director during Operation Okra with Air Vice-Marshal Stephen Meredith, AM, DSM
30 Oct 2018 2018 Annual General Meeting
23 Aug 2018 Seminar: The Imperative for an Independent Deterrent: A Joint Strike Seminar
07 Aug 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Australian Defence Industry Small, Medium Enterprises; Plan Jericho Innovation and Opportunity
08 May 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch with Air Commodore Joe ‘Vinny’ Iervasi, AM: Air Warfare Centre — Jericho in Action
22 Mar 2018 Seminar: The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare
13 Feb 2018 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air C2: Lessons from OKRA - Air Commodore Robert Chipman, CSC
31 Oct 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
23 Aug 2017 Seminar: A New Approach, and Attitude, to Electronic Warfare In Australia
02 Aug 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Joint Integration: A Practioner's Perspective - VADM David Johnston AM, RAN
19 Jul 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Lunch with Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC Chief of the Defence Force
20 Jun 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: A Learning Curve for the Swiss Air Force
11 Apr 2017 Williams Foundation Seminar: Air / Sea / Land: Integrated Force 2030
15 Feb 2017 Williams Foundation Lunch: Air Vice-Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC
25 Oct 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
04 Oct 2016 Williams Foundation Lunch: Connecting the ADF: Challenge or Opportunity? Three decades of insights and lessons learned
13 Sep 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Jericho - an Update'
23 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Members Lunch: 'Where to with CASG' with Kim Gillis
10 Aug 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Sea
17 Mar 2016 Williams Foundation Seminar: New Thinking on Air-Land
23 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Dinner with Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, United States Air Force
16 Feb 2016 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: Air Vice-Marshal Warren McDonald, AM, CSC - RAAF Air Mobility
08 Sep 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: RADM Tony Dalton Romeo Introduction into Service
06 Aug 2015 RAAF Plan Jericho Half Day Public Seminar
10 Jun 2015 Williams Foundation Dinner with Chief of Air Force
03 Jun 2015 LVC Seminar
17 Apr 2015 Symposium: Integrating Innovative Airpower
15 Apr 2015 Williams Foundation Members Luncheon: AIRCDRE Steve "Zed" Roberton AM
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