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Appointments to the Professional Standards Councils

The Professional Standards Authority is pleased to advise that Ministers have made a number of re-appointments to the Professional Standards Councils. The Councils approve and supervise professional standards schemes across Australia, with members appointed by responsible Ministers for their qualifications, experience and ability to contribute to the Councils’ work to protect consumers by improving professional standards.

The Victorian Attorney-General has re-appointed Mr John Vines OAM as a member and Chairperson for a term ending on 31 December 2021. Mr Vines is an experienced member of Councils, with a career spanning over 30 years in governance roles. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Engineers Australia. 

Mr Andrew Lumsden has been re-appointed by the NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation as the Deputy Chair for a term ending on 31 March 2021.  Mr Lumsden is a member of the Board at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, specialising in corporate and securities law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Western Australian Attorney General has re-appointed Ms Rachel Webber as a member for a term ending on31 December 2021. Ms Webber is a senior lawyer with expertise in corporate and commercial law, and financial services regulation.

Read more on the membership of Councils.