Join us for a special working lunch with the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, as he presents New Media and the Scrutiny of Leadership.

Vice Admiral Griggs will speak about leadership and its contemporary scrutiny. Scrutiny as a fundamental part of accountability and neither the scrutinised nor the scrutineers should shrink from that accountability. Vice Admiral Griggs will also discuss new media and how it provides a path for more direct and real communication by leaders.


Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, Chief of Navy

Vice Admiral Griggs joined the Adelaide Port Division of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve in 1978 as a radio operator and entered the Royal Australian Naval College at HMAS Creswell in 1979. He undertook training in the Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne, and HMA Ships Advance and Yarra before attaining his Bridge Watchkeeping Certificate in the Royal Navy Ship HMS Jersey. He served as Navigating Officer of HMA Ships Cessnock, Torrens, Tobruk, Jervis Bay and Perth; was the commissioning Executive Officer of HMAS Anzac helping to bring that class of ship into service; and commanded the Anzac class frigate, HMAS Arunta, and the Australian Amphibious Task Group. Vice Admiral Griggs has served in a wide range of postings including as Deputy Fleet Commander, a member of the 2009 Defence White Paper team, as the Deputy Head Strategic Reform and Governance and as Deputy Chief of Joint Operations. He assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy in June 2011.

Global Leadership Series 2014, New Media and the Scrutiny of Leadership from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo.

About Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series (GLS) is a lively program of events for alumni and community members. Join us for lectures and discussions with the best of the best UQ-related speakers on matters that impact your community and shape your ideas of the world.

The series is an opportunity for you to engage with great minds on global matters, participate in thought-provoking discussions and network with UQ alumni and community members. All alumni, parents, community members and friends are welcome to attend the Global Leadership Series events.

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