Regulatory Performance Committee

The Regulatory Performance Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Agency Management Committee to strengthen the performance culture across the National Scheme, provide oversight and scrutiny of regulatory performance measures and data, and; providing assurance that any organisational performance related issues, including the consistency of data and statistics are being well managed.

The specific responsibilities of the Committee are to:

  • provide oversight of AHPRA’s management of regulatory performance, including registration, notifications and compliance matters 
  • provide advice on regulatory performance measures and Key Performance Indicators on timeliness, cost and quality 
  • review AHPRA’s quarterly performance reports for registration, notifications and compliance and provide advice to the Board and National Boards on regulatory performance 
  • provide a forum for discussion, review and advice on significant issues of regulatory operational policy.  

The Committee is chaired by Dr Peggy Brown AO, Member of the Agency Management Committee.

Charter and Annual Report 2016-2017

Document title PDF Accessible format Document date
Regulatory Performance Committee Charter PDF 
Word version 
September 2017
Performance Committee annual report 2016-2017 PDF 
Word version 
(34.8 KB,DOCX)
21 March 2018

Annual Reports 2015-2016

Document title PDF Accessible format Document date
Performance Committee annual report 2015-2016 PDF 
Word version 
25 November 2016 
Performance Committee annual report 2015 PDF 
Word version
23 March 2016 

For further information about the Agency Management Committee or its committees, email

Dr Peggy Brown, Agency Management Committee

Dr Peggy Brown AM

Dr Brown is appointed to the Agency Management Committee as a member with expertise in health, education and training for a three year term from March 2016.

Dr Brown is a registered medical practitioner (psychiatrist) with over 30 years’ experience in the Australian health sector. She has held senior clinical and administrative positions in the public health system including the position of Director- General of ACT Health from 2010 until 2015 and is currently the CEO of the National Mental Health Commissioner.

Dr Brown is a former Chair of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council and is well versed with the operational, legislative and policy aspects of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions including the work of National Boards and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Her extensive experience in the health sector also includes key roles with the psychiatry training program of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Ian Bluntish

Mr Ian Bluntish

  • BOptom, MBA, FACO, MAICD, JP

Ian Bluntish is in private practice in Glenelg. He has worked as a practitioner in rural SA and the NT for a group optometric practice where he was a senior executive and Director.

Ian was the National President of Optometry Australia for five years and previously president of the SA division. He has served on numerous committees and Boards associated with the health sector and optometry, including as a Ministerial appointment to the Optometry Registration Board of SA and has extensive experience in practice accreditation and standards development.

He was appointed to the inaugural Optometry Board of Australia in 2009 and in 2010 he was appointed Chair of the Board of ProVision Eyecare Pty Ltd, a company providing business support to over 450 independent optometrical practices around Australia.

Ian was appointed Chair of the Optometry Board of Australia in August 2015.

Lynette Cusack

Associate Professor Lynette Cusack RN

  • RN, RM, PhD, MHA, BN, DN, Mid Cert (UK), MRCNA.

Lynette is the Practitioner Representative for South Australia and is Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Lynette is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide. South Australia. Lynette works one day a week at a large metropolitan hospital as a research consultant for nurses and midwives.

Lynette previously worked in community health settings, including home nursing, community health centres and drug and alcohol services. Lynette has over 14 years experience in nursing and midwifery regulation. 

Mr Mark Bodycoat

Mr Bodycoat studied arts and law at the University of Western Australia, and has worked as a solicitor in private and government practice. From 1996 to 1998 he was Acting Commissioner for Consumer Affairs in Western Australia. From 2000 to 2007 he was South Australia’s Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, and was Public Trustee in South Australia from 2007 until 2010.

He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Jurisprudence (B. Juris), Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) and is also a trained mediator. Mark is a current community member of the Medical Board of Australia and the South Australian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. He is also a former community member of the Podiatry Board of Australia and the South Australian Board of the Medical Board of Australia.

Photo of Karen Crawshaw

Adjunct Professor Karen Crawshaw PSM

Karen Crawshaw is reappointed to the Agency Management Committee as a member with expertise in health business and administration for a three year term from March 2016. She was first appointed in September 2012.

Adjunct Professor Crawshaw holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, is admitted to the NSW Supreme Court and High Court and holds an unrestricted practising certificate from the NSW Law Society.

Adjunct Professor Crawshaw has held various government legal positions, including NSW Health’s Director Legal and General Counsel for 17 years. In 2007 Ms Crawshaw was appointed as a Deputy Director-General. In her most recent senior executive role as Deputy Secretary, Governance, Workforce and Corporate she had policy responsibility within NSW Health for corporate governance, workforce, industrial relations, business reform, asset management and procurement, strategic communications, ministerial and executive services and legal and regulatory services. Adjunct Professor Crawshaw left NSW Health in June 2017. She is appointed as an adjunct professor with the University of Sydney Medical School and acts as an on-line moderator in the Safety and Quality of Health Care course for masters students in the University’s School of Public Health.

Adjunct Professor Crawshaw was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 for her significant contributions to the public sector.

Dr Susan Young

Dr Susan Young

Dr Young is a registered nurse and midwife with expertise in health, education and training, governance, regulation and accreditation for three years from 14 June 2017.

She was the Chair of the Queensland Board of the Medical Board of Australia until December 2016. She fulfilled positions within the tertiary setting until July 2015, with appointments as a Director of Teaching and Learning, and as a Program Director in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Queensland.

Prior to her appointment within the tertiary sector, Dr Young held a number of executive positions within the public and private health care sectors in metropolitan, regional and rural settings. She holds a Doctorate in Education from the Queensland University of Technology and an Adjunct Professorial appointment from The University of Queensland.

Ms Philippa Smith

Ms Philippa Smith AM

Ms Smith is a member with business and administration, regulation and accreditation expertise for three years from 15 June 2017.

She is currently a Director on the First State Super Board and was the Chair of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand from 2008 to 2016. She has enjoyed an extensive and high profile career in consumer advocacy. She was the first woman and nonlawyer to be appointed as Commonwealth Ombudsman from 1993 to 1998. She was also appointed as the CEO of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

Ms Smith was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1992 for service to the community particularly for the formulation of social welfare policies.

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