Upcoming events

    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
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    Financial members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Sir Richard Williams Foundation.

    The following AGM documents will be be available shortly: 

    • Agenda
    • Draft 2020 AGM Minutes
    • Proxy Voting Form
    • Audited Financial Report 2020/21
    • Special Resolutions / Constitution
    • Strategic Outlook 2021-2023
    • Membership and Activities Overview 2020/21
    Proxy Forms

    Proxy forms from current financial members will be accepted until midday Monday 4 October 2021. 

    2021 Board Elections

    Board nominations will close on 24 September 2021. 



    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Boathouse by the Lake, ACT
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    Air Vice-Marshal Steve Roberton, DSC, AM


    AVM ‘Zed' Roberton is a Category A Fighter Pilot who joined as a direct entry pilot trainee after completing a Bachelor of Science at Queensland University. AVM Roberton flew fighter tours at Number 3 Squadron RAAF Williamtown and an exchange flying F/A-18s with the United States Marine Corps.

    He completed joint staff tours and Command and Staff College before deploying for Operations Slipper and Falconer; for which he was awarded a Chief of Air Force Commendation.

    AVM Roberton commanded Number 75 Squadron for three years before leading the RAAF’s transition to F/A-18F Super Hornet. He commanded Number 82 Wing at RAAF Amberley and completed the UK's Higher Command and Staff College in 2012. He returned on promotion as Director General Aerospace Development.

    AVM Roberton was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 and commanded the inaugural Air Task Group 630 on Operation OKRA, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He took command of Air Combat Group in 2015 and went on to assume the Air Commander Australia role in May 2017. Following completion of his time as Air Commander in July 2019, AVM Roberton has assumed the role of Head Force Design in VCDF Executive.

    AVM Roberton is married to Libby, and together they enjoy triathlons, yoga and surfing with their three children: Isabella, Corey and Ben.

    The Williams Foundation thanks our lunch sponsor




    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • National Gallery of Australia, ACT
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    With the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19, Williams will proceed with planned events noting there may be last minute adjustments to the program and numbers.

    To assist manage numbers, we ask participants to register their interest to attend on the waiting list.  Closer to the event attendees will be offered a place depending on numbers permitted and on a first in basis.  

    If you have any questions please contact us on info@williamsfoundation.org.au

    More details will be available shortly

Past events

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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