Advisory Board Communiqué—27 September 2013

The APVMA advisory board held its third meeting in Sydney on 27 September 2013.

The role of the APVMA advisory board

The advisory board and CEO discussed the role of the board and agreed to establish a new and more strategic terms of reference (ToR). It is anticipated that the new ToR will be finalised at the advisory board's next meeting.

Areas for strategic focus

The advisory board discussed the characteristics of leading regulators and the strategic areas that the APVMA might focus on in the short, medium and long term including risk management, product compliance and communication. It was agreed to finalise advice on areas for strategic focus at the next meeting.

Other issues

The advisory board was briefed on the progress of other matters including:

  1. preparations to implement the new legislation including arrangements for consulting on the regulatory guidelines
  2. an internal review of APVMA business practices
  3. commencement of a new senior leadership program
  4. high-priority compliance activities.

Next meeting is scheduled for 12 December 2013.

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