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 range of operational sea postings including Command.

Captain... Full Bio

Commander Richard Adams Deputy Director Sea Power Centre - Australia

Commander Richard Adams, RAN, was an Australian Fulbright Scholar to Yale University where he was a Global Justice Fellow. He was, additionally, the inaugural Chief of Navy Fellow and a Visiting Research fellow to the Changing Character of War Centre at Pembroke College, Oxford.

He holds a doctorate from the University... Full Bio

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

John Perryman joined the Royal Australian Navy 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... Full Bio

Mrs Mellisa Bowers Director Business and Heritage Operations

Mellisa Bowers has worked for the Australian Public Service since 2006, having had a broad and experienced career across the Department, working alongside Australian and foreign governments, non-government agencies, international organisations, industry and academia.

Mellisa is the Director Business and Heritage... Full Bio

RADM James Goldrick 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