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.
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.
|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|