Agency Management Committee

Photo of Agency Management Committee.
From left to right: Mr Ian Smith PSM, Ms Jenny Taing, Dr Peggy Brown AO, Adjunct Professor Karen Crawshaw PSM, Ms Philippa Smith AM, Associate Professor Susan Young, Mr Michael Gorton AM (Chair), Ms Barbara Yeoh AM.

The Agency Management Committee is appointed by the Ministerial Council in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act as in force in each state and territory.

The Committee currently consists of 8 people including:

  • a Chair who is not a registered health practitioner and has not been a health practitioner in the last 5 years
  • at least 2 people with expertise in health and/or education and training
  • at least 2 people with business or administrative expertise who are not current or previous registered health practitioners  

The Agency Management Committee is chaired by Mr Michael Gorton AM.

Members of the Agency Management Committee make an annual disclosure of interests. Details of other Board appointments are included in the member profiles.

The Agency Management Committee meets up to 11 times per year. The Agency Management Committee publishes a communiqué of monthly meetings which summarises issues discussed and decisions made.

The Agency Management Committee has established four Committees:


Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Agency Management Committee Charter PDF 
Word version 
September 2017

Call for applications for appointment to AHPRA Agency Management Committee

The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme regulates over 700,000 registered health practitioners and 160,000 registered students. It also accredits over 740 approved programs of study delivered by over 330 education providers.

Applications are now sought for appointments to the governing board of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Multiple vacancies exist for:

  • members with expertise in health and/or education and training
  • members with expertise in business and administration

Applications are also sought for the role of Chair.

More information about the roles, eligibility requirements and the application process can be found in the information guide and application form below:

Candidate information pack

All appointments are made by the Ministerial Council for up to three years, under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

For enquiries, please contact

Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT on Monday 29 October 2018 to

Next Meeting of the Agency Management Committee

Details of meetings are listed in the Schedule of Meetings. If you require further information, please email

Page reviewed 28/09/2018