Strategic Advisor

Air Vice Marshal (Ret.) Alan Clements transitioned from the Royal Australian Air Force in 2020 after almost 35 years of service. At Bondi Partners, Mr. Clements spearheads the firm’s defence and aerospace practice.

 Most recently, Mr. Clements served as Head of Defence at the Australian embassy in Washington. There, he was the senior most military lead charged with coordinating the bilateral defence partnership between the US and Australia. He has operational experience as the Chief of Staff of Australian National Headquarters and as the Battle Director in the Combined Air Operations Centre in the Middle East. 

 Mr. Clements is a F/A-18 Fighter pilot and Squadron Commander (77 Squadron) and a qualified flying instructor from ab-initio through to F/A-18 pilot training. He has also held Command responsibilities at every rank up to Air Vice Marshal. 

He is an experienced Senior Executive with strong values based leadership to drive high level team performance. His broad experience across operations, education, training, safety, whole of government, international relations and industry sectors contribute to him being a strategic, innovative and astute professional. Mr. Clements was selected and trusted by the senior Defence leadership team to lead cultural and organisational change at executive level in high profile operational, education and safety organisations. 

 His tertiary qualifications include Aircraft Accident Investigation Management from the Cranfield University (UK), and Masters in Management from the University of Canberra (AUS).