Senior Centre Staff

Senior Sea Power Centre - Australia Staff Biographies

Portrait Name Position Biography
Captain Alastair Cooper Director Sea Power Centre - Australia

Captain Alastair Cooper joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1988. A Maritime Warfare Officer, he served at sea in HMA Ships Canberra (II), Melbourne (III) and Fremantle (II), and ashore, as Commanding Officer Navy Headquarters South Australia, the research officer to the Chief of Navy and in Navy... Full Bio

Ms Miesje de Vogel Head Navy History & Heritage

Miesje de Vogel joined the Sea Power Centre – Australia in August 2022, following two years as a Historian and Publications Manager for the Australian Army History Unit. She previously spent more than a decade working as a researcher and writer for the Australian Official Histories of peacekeeping and contemporary operations at... Full Bio

Rear Admiral James Vincent Purcell Goldrick SPC-A Fellow

James Goldrick joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1974 as a 15 year old Cadet Midshipman. A graduate from the RAN College, he holds a BA degree from the University of NSW and a Master of Letters from the University of New England. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School (AMP 168). He was... Full Bio

Captain Raymond Saad Visiting Naval Fellow Program Manager

Captain Raymond Saad joined the Royal Australian Navy in July 1982 with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Degree from Sydney University. After 14 months onboard HMAS Vampire for sea training and Harbour Watchkeeping Certificate, he joined HMAS Albatross for the Aviation Engineering Officers’ Application... Full Bio