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.
Our Members are 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.
Our Board comprises seven Directors which are elected for staggered two-year 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 three consecutive terms, including as filling a casual vacancy.
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 – 1989: G A Murphy AM
1989 – 1989: Dr H L Thompson AM
1995 – 1997: Dr John Southwick
20xx – 2009: Frank Payne
2009 – 2011: Don S. Larkin B.Ec(ANU) MBA
2014 – 2016: Robert Boyd-Boland
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.