Our structure

Roles and responsibilities


The Board is the Accountable Authority of the APVMA under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act 2013 and was established under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992 to govern the APVMA and conduct financial, risk and audit oversight amongst other functions and duties.

APVMA Executive

Acting Chief Executive Officer: Dr Melissa McEwen

Chief Operating Officer and Interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Mr Wayne Terpstra

  • Finance, Property and Procurement
  • ICT
  • Parliamentary, Media and Communications
  • People and Culture
  • Reform and Engagement
  • Security (ICT, assets, property and personnel)
  • Strategy and Performance

Executive Director, Registration Management: Dr Maria Trainer

  • Adverse Experience Reporting Program
  • HGP Control and Monitoring
  • Levy Audit and Voluntary Recall Program
  • Manufacturing Quality and Licensing
  • Permits and Minor Use
  • Pesticides
  • Pre-evaluation and Quality
  • Veterinary Medicines

Executive Director, Risk Assessment Capability: Dr Sheila Logan

  • Chemical Review
  • Chemistry and Manufacturing
  • Efficacy and Safety
  • Environment
  • Human Health
  • Residues and Trade

Executive General Counsel: Mr Kilifoti Eteuati

  • Assessment, Investigations and Monitoring
  • Legal Services
  • Board Secretary
  • Contracts and Probity
  • Freedom of Information (FOI), Agvet Code s 8W and Complaints
  • Records and Knowledge Management
  • Privacy and Integrity
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