We are the unifying alliance of Professional Associations that represents more than 800,000 Australian professionals including engineers, healthcare and computer professionals, veterinarians and accountants. A not‐for‐profit organisation, we are acknowledged by the community, industry and government as the Thought Leaders advocating for the Professions, Professionals and Professionalism since 1971.
We comprise professional associations and supporting organisations that share the mission of building and maintaining community confidence in all professionals.
Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan
Our Purpose and the resulting Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan is set by our Member Organisations at our Strategic Review and Planning Days.
Board of Directors
|A/Prof Klaus D Veil FACHI FHL7 MAICD|
(Australasian College of Health Informatics)
|Ron Watts CompIEAust FAHRI GAICD|
|Catherine Garvey CHIM MAICD|
(Health Information Management Association of Australia)
|Dr Simon Eassom|
|Dr Craig Horne MACS(Snr) IP3P GAICD |
(Australian Computer Society)
|Dr Nicholas Tate FRAS PACS FBCS CEng CITP CP|
Chair – Strategic Advisory Council
|Dr Ash Jones |
Head – Education and Accreditation Portfolio Committee
Our Board comprises seven Directors which are elected for two-year staggered terms. The Board votes to appoint the President/Chair, Vice President/Chair and Treasurer. No office bearer can hold any one office for more than two consecutive terms.
Policy Area Portfolios
Stucture and Constitution
The Australian Council of Professions Ltd ACN 059 999 914 is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Originally incorporated in 1971, our current Constitution was approved at a Special General Meeting on 20 April 2018.
1971 – 1972: The Hon. Dr Derek Freeman MLC
1975 -1977: W. V. McKensey
1977 – 1977: Micheal O’Sullivan QC
1985 – 1985: Prof. Peter Johnson AM
1987 – 1987: G A Murphy AM
1989 – 1989: Dr H L Thompson AM
1995 – 1997: Dr John Southwick
2015 – 2017: Michael Catchpole MBA
2017 – 2018: Brenda Aynsley OAM
“Strive not to be a Success, but rather to be of Value”
If you would like more information, please contact us on 1300 664 587 or CEO@Professions.org.au.