position: General Committee Member and AESMF Lead
name: Terence Roach
description: A Committee Member since 2006, Terry Roach was the liaison for SIA support to the AE2 Commemorative Foundation that successfully delivered Project Silent ANZAC to preserve, protect and promote the story of HMAS AE2 sunk during the Gallipoli campaign in 1915. Subsequently he liaised with Find AE1 Ltd which found the submarine lost for 103 years In PNG waters. Find AE1 organised the follow-up ROV examination by RV Petrel which allowed us to understand what happened to AE1.
He served 41 years in the Royal Australian Navy as a submarine warfare specialist with two command tours. He was the inaugural Director of the Submarine Warfare Systems Centre. Subsequently he held senior staff appointments in the Navy and Australian Defence Force where he was responsible for the development of major proposals for new submarines and ships. His final posting was as the Naval Attaché at the Australian Embassy in Washington.