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Lee Goddard

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lee Goddard is an Executive Leader who continues to serve as a Royal Australian Navy active reserve officer (rank Rear Admiral) following 34 years full time service up until January 2021. 

In April 2022 he was appointed as the inaugural CEO and Executive Director of the Australian Missile Corporation. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AUSTAL and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, an Advisor to the Minderoo Foundation and OCIUS Technologies, and the Chairman (Race Director) of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Prior to assuming his current industry roles, he was dual appointed as Commander, Maritime Border Command and Operation Sovereign Border, responsible for the law enforcement and operational oversight of Australia’s maritime economic and security zones; covering more than 10 per cent of the earths’ surface across the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans, Antarctic Territory and Australia’s northern maritime approaches.  This was preceded by a two-year secondment into the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet.

On promotion to Commodore in late 2014 he assumed the role of Commander Surface Fleet, commanding 18 major warships and over 3500 personnel. He has Commanded warships and joint-agency Taskforce's at every senior Navy rank from Commander to Rear Admiral.

He has contributed to a range of professional and academic journals focused on national security, maritime issues and international affairs.