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New Appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

8 December 2020

The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that Ministers have made a number of new appointments to the Professional Standards Councils. The Councils are independent statutory bodies with powers to approve and supervise occupational association professional standards schemes across Australia.

The Commonwealth Assistant Treasurer has nominated Mr Richard Shields for appointment to the Councils, for a three-year term. 

The Queensland Attorney-General has appointed Ms Rebecca Fogerty to the Councils for a two-year term. 

The new Commonwealth representative and Queensland member appointments arose because of the expiry of Mr Will Hamilton’s term as the Commonwealth nominee in August 2020 and the resignation of Ms Elizabeth Shearer as the Queensland member in January 2020.

The South Australian Attorney-General has appointed Mr Tim Mellor for a three-year term, commencing in January 2021. The new South Australian member appointment follows the planned retirement of Mr Terry Evans AM, at the end of his term in December 2020. 

At their December 2020 meeting, the Professional Standards Councils congratulated Mr Shields and Ms Fogerty on their appointments. The Councils also acknowledged and thanked Mr Evans’ for his service and significant contributions to the delivery of the national system of professional standards regulation since 2006. 

Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw, CEO of the Professional Standards Authority, extends a warm welcome to the new Councils members and looks forward to supporting them in their important work to protect Australian consumers by improving professional standards. 

Biographies of all Councils members can be found here.