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Staff profile

APVMA employees substantive positions, at 30 June 2019 provides details of Australian Public Service (APS) employees employed at the APVMA under the Public Service Act 1999 in 2018–19.

We had 182 full-time and part-time ongoing staff at 30 June 2019. There were also 31 non-ongoing or casual staff, bringing the total number of staff to 213 (124 female, 89 male). These figures reflect the transition from Canberra to Armidale, including employees that separated on 1 July 2019.

No staff identify as being Indigenous. Staff are located in Canberra (108 staff) and Armidale (105 staff).

Separation rates were high due to the transition from Canberra to Armidale. In 2018–19, the separation rate for ongoing staff was 23 per cent, which is a 13 per cent decrease from the 36 per cent separation rate in 2017–18.

APVMA employees substantive positions, at 30 June 2019

Classification

Full-time (ongoing)

Part-time (ongoing)

Non-ongoing and casual

Total

CEO

1

1

Senior Executive Officer

4

1

5

Chief/Principal Scientist

1

1

EL2

22

1

11

34

EL1

43

4

7

54

APS 6

44

3

4

51

APS 5

32

1

5

38

APS 4

16

1

2

19

APS 3

8

2

10

APS 2

Trainee

Total

170

12

31

213

Key management personnel

During the reporting period, the APVMA had the following executives who meet the definition of key management personnel (KMP). Their names and the length of term as KMP are summarised in Key management personnel. Their remuneration is shown in Summary of key management personnel remuneration and Key management personnel remuneration.

Key management personnel

Name

Position

Term as key management personnel

Dr C Parker

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Full year

Ms L Croft

Deputy CEO: Legal, Corporate and Risk Management

Full year

Ms A Fox

Deputy CEO: Business Operations and Reform

Term ended on 26 October 2018

Dr P Reeves

Chief Scientist—Canberra

Full year

Dr M Hardy

Chief Regulatory Scientist—Armidale

Appointed on 8 October 2018

Dr J Lutze

Executive Director (ED)—Risk Assessment Capability

Full year

Mr A Norden

Executive Director (ED)—Registration Management

Full year

Mr R Smith

Executive Director (ED)—Information Management and Technology, Relocation and Property Strategy, and Service Improvement and Integration

Full year

Summary of key management personnel remuneration

Type of benefit

2018–19

($)

2017–18

($)

Base salary

1 558 103

1 602 756

Annual leave accrued

137 563

147 927

Bonuses

27 778

23 315

Other benefits and allowances

94 547

141 590

Short-term employee benefits:

1 817 991

1 915 588

Superannuation

285 853

315 095

Post-employment benefits:

285 853

315 095

Long-service leave accrued

40 472

45 019

Other long-term employee benefits

40 472

45 019

Terminations

Total key management personnel remuneration expenses

2 144 316

2 275 702

Senior Executive personnel

The APVMA had no Senior Executive staff earning more than $220 000 this financial year, not included above.

Other highly paid staff

The APVMA had no other highly paid staff earning more than $220 000 this financial year.

Senior Executive remuneration policy

Chief Executive Officer

The APVMA CEO position falls under the jurisdiction of the Remuneration Tribunal. The tribunal determines the remuneration package that the APVMA will pay to the office bearer. On 6 June 2019, the tribunal determined that office bearers would receive a 2 per cent remuneration increase from 1 July 2019. This was enacted in the Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Full-time Public Office) Determination 2019 on 21 June 2019, and determines the CEO’s remuneration and allowances that they are entitled to for the 2018–19 financial year.

Senior Executive Officers

APVMA Senior Executive Officers are remunerated through individual flexible arrangements (IFAs). The terms of IFAs are negotiated by the executive individual and the CEO. Remuneration packages are authorised under the CEO’s determinations issued under ss. 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999. Factors used by the CEO to determine the relevant remuneration are experience and level of responsibility, taking comparable salaries for senior executives across the Australian Public Service into consideration. The APVMA Enterprise Bargaining Agreement is also considered.

Key management personnel remuneration

Short-term employee benefits:

Post-employment benefits

Other long-term employee benefits

Name

Position title

Base salary

Annual leave accrued

Bonuses

Other benefits and allowances

Superannuation contributions

Long-service leave accrued

Terminations

Total key management personnel remuneration expenses

Dr C Parker

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

336 373

25 789

19 483

51 262

8 298

441 205

Ms L Croft

Deputy CEO: Legal, Corporate and Risk Management

206 900

17 592

11 126

33 192

5 661

274 471

Ms A Fox

Deputy CEO: Business Operations and Reform

62 354

6 280

15 729

10 518

2 245

97 126

Dr P Reeves

Chief Scientist—Canberra

161 193

18 583

9 699

36 508

4 784

230 76

Dr M Hardy

Chief Scientist—Armidale

143 916

11 283

22 176

3 765

181 140

Mr A Norden

Executive Director (ED)—Registration Management and Evaluation

206 859

16 825

10 977

41 100

5 414

281 175

Dr J Lutze

Executive Director (ED)— Risk Assessment Capability

166 086

15 579

7 102

30 511

37 835

5 013

262 126

Mr R Smith

Executive Director (ED)— Information Management and Technology, Relocation and Property Strategy, and Service Improvement and Integration

195 608

16 445

40 086

5 292

257 431

Mr J Deller

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Risk Assessment Capability

14 988

1 973

2 980

2 301

22 242

Mr A Loch

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Risk Assessment Capability

15 572

2 177

3 113

2 880

23 742

Ms S Logan

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Risk Assessment Capability

5 046

1 648

780

7 474

Ms N Sterkenburg

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Risk Assessment Capability

5 555

850

841

7 246

Ms B Battisson

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Registration Management and Evaluation

9 442

1 843

5 054

1 755

18 094

Mr P Macleod

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Registration Management and Evaluation

22 150

3 194

2 970

3 476

31 790

Mr N Hamilton

A/g Executive Director (ED)—Information Management and Technology, Relocation and Property Strategy, and Service Improvement and Integration

6 061

1 083

1 143

8 287

Total

1 558 103

137 563

27 778

94 547

285 853

40 472

2 144 316