Mr Mark Sullivan has been appointed as the Chair of the Tribunal for three years from 23 November 2014. Mr Sullivan has over a 40-year public sector and business career performed in a wide range of senior management roles, including as Managing Director of the ACT Government’s ACTEW Corporation Limited; Secretary of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Family and Community Services and was CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.
Mr Ashley enlisted in the Australian Army in 1979. In a career that spanned over 36 years, Mr Ashley held a range of positions, including Regimental Sergeant Major of the Australian Army. Mr Ashley retired from the Army in 2015.
Brigadier Bornholt held a range of senior positions during his 32 years Army career including Commandant of the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He had operational tours in the Middle East where he was commended for distinguished service. After retiring from the Army in 2009, he became the Chief Executive Officer of a business unit of a publicly listed company.
Rear Admiral Goldrick joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1974. As a Principal Warfare Officer and anti-submarine warfare specialist, he saw sea service around the world with the RAN and on exchange with the Royal Navy. After promotion to Rear Admiral, he served as Commander of Border Protection and then as Commander of the Australian Defence College. He retired from the RAN in 2012. Rear Admiral Goldrick is an internationally published academic with a strong record of historical and maritime strategic publications.
Ms Isenberg is currently a Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and its NSW equivalent, and the Migration and Refugee Tribunals. She formally served on the Veterans’ Review Board. Ms Isenberg has a long legal background at a senior level in both the Commonwealth and NSW governments, as well as in the private sector. Ms Isenberg is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves, and serves on the board of the War Widows’ Guild (NSW).
Mr Mowbray retired in 2008, after serving for four years on the Federal Magistrates Court (now the Federal Circuit Court of Australia). Prior to this, Mr Mowbray served on the Administrative Appeals Tribunal after working in the position of General Counsel (Immigration) with the Australian Government Solicitor for eight years. His early years were spent in various legal positions with the Commonwealth Government.
Brigadier O’Brien’s Army service spanned more than three decades, including operational service in Vietnam in 1970-71. Since leaving the military in 1998, Brigadier O’Brien has been involved in the commercial world as a successful business man, and as a board member.
Air Vice-Marshal Quaife joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1985. His Air Force career included graduating to fly fast jet aircraft, Fighter Combat instructor and command at unit (No 77 Squadron); Group (Air Combat Group); and Command (Air Commander Australia). After completing his final appointment as Head of Capability Systems, in 2008 Air Vice-Marshal Quaife became the General Manager of Aviation Solutions for BAE Systems Australia. Air Vice-Marshal Quaife retired from this position in late 2014.
Ms Schwager is currently a non-judicial member of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She is also a nationally accredited Mediator in the area of alternative dispute resolution. In previous roles, Ms Schwager has led both State government departments (NSW Department of the Ageing and Disability and the NSW Social Policy Directorate) and non-profit organisations (The Benevolent Society and the Parklands Foundation at Olympic Park), and has sat on a number of government and non-profit boards.