The Government established an Expert Advisory Panel to oversee the competitive evaluation process.

This Panel provided assurance to the Government that the competitive evaluation process was sound, conducted in accordance with probity and accountability principles, and that participants were treated fairly and equitably. 

The members of the Expert Advisory Panel were:

  • Professor Donald Winter, a former Secretary of the United States Navy;
  • The Honourable Julie Anne DoddsStreeton, a former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia;
  • Mr Ron Finlay, one of Australia’s leading infrastructure specialists with extensive legal experience; and
  • Mr Jim McDowell, a member of the First Principles Review team with extensive Defence experience.

The Biographies for the Panel members are available here.