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Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils



Annual Report 2011/2012 Professional Standards Councils

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21Professional Standards Councils Annual Report 201112 The Attorneys General of each State and Territory of Australia appoint members to the Professional Standards Councils under the relevant legislation in each jurisdiction. They select Council members for their skills, qualifications, experience and ability to contribute to the Councils work. The current members have qualifications and experience in law, dispute resolution, accounting, insurance, audit, architecture, property management and company directorship. They work very effectively together as a team, the majority of whom have served at least one or more terms. The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Councils are nominated on an alternating basis by NSW and Victoria, under the Professional Standards Agreement 2011. brian Rayment QC Chairman | bA, LLb Brian Rayment was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1970. He practises throughout Australia, specialising in insurance, transport law and general commercial law. From 1972 to 1974, he lectured in law (part-time) at the University of Sydney. Brian has also served as a member and honorary treasurer of the NSW Bar Council, Chairman of the Legal Aid Commission of NSW and a member of the NSW Legal Services Tribunal. Esther Alter Deputy Chair | bEc, LLb, mbA, mAICD Esther Alter brings a wide range of experience in consumer law and dispute resolution to the Councils. As a member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, she was involved in conciliating and adjudicating on consumer law matters. Esther has worked in a range of consumer, legal and management roles in the Victorian and Commonwealth governments. Her professional interests are in the areas of governance, management, service evaluation and organisational development. Esther is a board member on the Victorian Pharmacy Authority. Esther is a member on several government panels lists. mEmbERS OF ThE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COUNCILS Brian Rayment QC Esther Alter O P E R AT IO N S