Senior Centre Staff

Senior Sea Power Centre - Australia Staff Biographies

Portrait Name Position Biography
CAPT Sean Andrews Captain Sean Andrews Director Sea Power Centre - Australia

Captain Sean Andrews is a Principal Warfare Officer and Under Sea Warfare specialist. Receiving a commission in 1990 as a Seaman Officer, he has completed extensive sea service in destroyers, frigates and patrol boats. Captain Andrews has enjoyed the... Full Bio

CMDR Alistair Cooper Commander Alistair Cooper Deputy Director Sea Power Centre - Australia

Commander Alastair Cooper is a Maritime Warfare Officer and has served at sea and ashore. Prior to joining the Sea Power Centre as Deputy Director, he served in Navy Capability Division 2017-18 and was the Research Officer to Chief of Navy in 2012-15.

In his civilian career, he was Director Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy and... Full Bio

Mr John Perryman, CSM Mr John Perryman Director of Strategic and Historical Studies

John Perryman joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in January 1980 as a 16 year old Junior Recruit. During a career spanning 25 years he attained the rank of Warrant Officer Signals Yeoman and later commissioned as a Lieutenant. Throughout his service he saw much of the world and participated in numerous exercises and operations that included... Full Bio

Mr James Goldrick Mr James Goldrick Visiting Naval Fellow

James Goldrick AO, CSC, joined the Royal Australian Navy as a 15 year old Cadet-Midshipman in 1974 and retired in 2012 as a two star Rear Admiral. He is a graduate of the RAN College, the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) (BA) and the University of New England (Master of Letters), and... Full Bio