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Organisational structure

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
  • divisional 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.

AEC Organisation chart

Image of the AEC Organisation Chart as at 30 June 2021. Details include Tom Rogers as the Electoral Commissioner and Jeff Pope as the Deputy Electoral Commissioner.