Current Chair and Members


Mr Mark Sullivan AO

Mr Mark Sullivan has been appointed as the Chair of the Tribunal for three years from 23 November 2014, and was reappointed in 2017 for a further three year term. 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 David Ashley AM

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 Mark Bornholt AM (Retd)

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 James Goldrick AO, CSC, RAN (Retd)

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 Naida Isenberg

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).

Ms Josephine Lumb

Ms Lumb is currently a part-time member of the Veterans’ Review Boards.  She has 20 years’ experience in both legal and policy roles across a range of Commonwealth Government agencies.  Ms Lumb worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from 1998-2011, including serving on diplomatic posting in Chile from 2001-2004.  She also served on the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce in 2014-15.

Mr Graham ‘Bert’ Mowbray

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.

Air Vice-Marshal A. John Quaife AM (Retd)

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 Jane Schwager AO

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.

Ms Anne Trengove 

Ms Trengove is currently a Senior Member of the Veteran’s Review Board, having been appointed in August 2014.  She was admitted to practice law in 1996.  She has appeared as prosecuting counsel for the Office of Public Prosecutions, SA in the Supreme and District Courts.  She also worked in private practice and on behalf of the Ministry of Defence in London, UK for the Treasury Solicitor. Ms Trengove has been a Reserve Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force for 20 years and holds the rank of Group Captain and the position of Adelaide Panel Leader.

Major General Simone Wilkie AO (Retd)

Major General Simone Wilkie retired from the Army in 2018 after 35 years service.  She had operational tours to Cambodia, Iraq and Afghanistan where she was the national commander in 2011/12.  She is the Chair of Defence Technologies at Deakin University, a Commissioner of the Australian Football League, and a Non-Executive Director of AFL SportsReady, the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, and the Beaufort Group.


by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986