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.

  • Dr Carmel Hillyard AM (chair)
  • Dr Jeremy Burdon (member)
  • Mrs Maree Gooch (member)
  • Dr Steve Jefferies AM (member)
  • Ms Nicola Hinder PSM (APVMA Interim Chief Executive Officer)

APVMA Executive

Interim Chief Executive Officer: Ms Nicola Hinder PSM

Interim Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Mr Wayne Terpstra

  • Business Improvement
  • Privacy, Security and Integrity
  • Reform and Engagement

A/Chief Operating Officer: Mr Jerry Mooketsi

  • Assessment, Investigations and Monitoring
  • Corporate Planning and Performance
  • Finance and Procurement
  • FOI and Complaints
  • Human Resources
  • ICT
  • Parliamentary, Media and Communications
  • Records and Knowledge Management

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

General Counsel: Mr Aabid Nawaz

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