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Championing excellence & professionalism in physiotherapy practice

The Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited (ACN 108 663 896) is a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee.

Under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS), the Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited (the Council) is the appointed accrediting authority for physiotherapy in Australia pursuant to the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law 2009. The Council is appointed under an agreement with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and reports regularly to the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board).


The Constitution provides the framework for the operation of the Council, outlining the system of governance, the powers of the Board of Directors, and the rights and obligations of its members. The Constitution is a public document and may be accessed here.


The Council has two current member organisations: the Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ), and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). The Council works in collaboration with both these organisations for the ongoing improvement of the profession and community.

Directors & Committees

The Council is governed by our Board of Directors which consists of physiotherapists, academics, and representatives from our member organisations, the Council of Physiotherapy Deans Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ), and the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).

The Board Charter can be found here.

Read the Directors’ profiles here

Board of Directors Governance Roles
Ms Melissa Locke Board Chair
Professor Lucy Chipchase Accreditation Committee Chair
Associate Professor Belinda Lange Assessment Committee Chair
Associate Professor Michael Reynolds Nominations & Remuneration member
Mr Peter Tziavrangos Nominations & Remuneration member
Dr Kurt Lackovic Audit & Risk Chair
Mr Luke Meeve Nominations & Remuneration Chair, Audit & Risk member


There are also four Committees that undertake work on behalf of the Board, and provide expert advice and industry expertise to strengthen the work of the Council.

Accreditation Committee Assessment Committee
Professor Lucy Chipchase (Chair) Associate Professor Belinda Lange (Chair)
Mr Toni Andary Ms Susan Edgar
Ms Danielle Manton Dr Penny Moss
Associate Professor Nicole Freene Ms Elizabeth Paull
Dr Roma Forbes Ms Taryn Jones
Mr Curtley Nelson Mr Francis Nona
Dr Robyn Fary Ms Shihoko Pearson
Professor Gisela Sole Ms Shakira Simon
Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) Nominations & Remunerations Committee (NRC)
Dr Kurt Lackovic (Chair) Mr Luke Meeve (Chair)
Mr Luke Meeve Associate Professor Michael Reynolds
Ms Kathryn Grudzinskas Mr Peter Tziavrangos
Ms Rochelle Bibby
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