The Electoral Commissioner, Tom Rogers, is appointed under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Electoral Act) and is responsible for managing and operating the AEC.
At 30 June 2021, the AEC’s Executive Leadership Team was:
Tom Rogers, Electoral Commissioner
Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Electoral Commissioner
Lynn White, First Assistant Commissioner
Thomas Ryan, First Assistant Commissioner
Tim Courtney, First Assistant Commissioner.
An organisational structure that includes our senior executive and their responsibilities as of 30 June 2021 is below.
The AEC has a three-tier structure with:
a national office in Canberra
state and territory offices
Section 6 of the Electoral Act establishes a three-person Commission which has exclusive powers, particularly in relation to electoral redistributions, political party registration, and funding and disclosure.
At 30 June 2021, the Commission was:
Hon. Justice Susan Kenny AM, Chairperson
Mr Tom Rogers, Electoral Commissioner
Dr David Gruen, Australian Statistician and non-judicial member.