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

Interim Chief Executive Officer: Ms Nicola Hinder PSM

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

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

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: TBA

  • 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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