Under section 58G of the Defence Act 1903 the Tribunal shall consist of:
- a President (who shall also be a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission)
- a person who is experienced in industrial relations matters; and
- a person who was, but no longer is, a member of the Permanent Forces (although may be a member of the Reserves).
The current Tribunal members are:
Ingrid Asbury was appointed the President of the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal for a five year period on 14 April 2016 and re-appointed for a further two years on 23 July 2021. The President is also a Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission and is Chairperson of the Northern Territory Police Arbitral Tribunal. The President is a Member of the Annual Wage Review Expert Panel of the Fair Work Commission. The President is admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland and holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.
Prior to her appointments to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission, President Asbury was a Commissioner of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Australia, National Industry Group Manager, Senior Industrial Officer and Industrial Officer of the Australian Industry Group, Metal Trades Industry Association and Australian Sugar Producer's Association.
Adrian Morris was appointed as a Member of the Tribunal for a five year period commencing 12 May 2016 and re-appointed for a further three years on 23 July 2021. He is presently a Senior Consultant in the industrial relations and employment group of the law firm Ashurst. He was a partner in that firm (previously known as Blake Dawson) from 1979 to April 2016.
Adrian has advised on strategic planning, change management, industrial relations and employment issues across a wide spectrum of industries including mining, oil, maritime, stevedoring, transport, manufacturing and construction.
Adrian was National Practice Leader of the firm's industrial relations and employment practice from 1996 to 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he was an Executive Partner and a member of the firm's executive team with responsibilities including the industrial relations, employment, litigation and dispute resolution practice areas. He has also served as a NSW Legal Aid Commissioner. Adrian is a graduate of Sydney University with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees.
Major General Gerard Fogarty, AO (Retd)
Major General Fogarty was appointed as a Member of the Tribunal for a three year period commencing 10 December 2020. He retired from the Australian Army in early 2014. His military career was predominantly in the fields of Command and Leadership, and Human Resource Management.
Major General Fogarty is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Defence Health Limited, a restricted not-for-profit Private Health Insurance company located in Melbourne. He is also a Director of the Australian Health Service Alliance, Private Healthcare Australia and the Defence Health Foundation.
He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of New England and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.