The Board

Convening a Professional Standards Board

Generally, the President of the Board convenes a board consisting of either the President or Deputy President, and a clergy person and a lay person, each appointed by the President from the panel: extract from the Act

A single member, appointed by the President, can constitute the Board for a matter that does not involve sexual abuse.

So far as it is reasonably practicable, the Board consisting of more than one member must include at least one man and one woman and one person who is not a member of the Church.

The Professional Standards Board Panel

Composition of the Panel

  • a President and a Deputy President appointed by the Scheme Directors, and Senior Members, each of whom shall be or shall have been either a judicial officer or a practising barrister or solicitor of at least 10 years’ standing of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory; and
  • at least 9 other persons appointed by the Scheme Directors of whom at least—
    • 2 shall not be members of the Anglican Church of Australia;
    • 2 shall be members of the clergy; and
    • 5 who may or may not be members of the Church, having professional qualifications and experience —
      • in psychiatry or psychology with current or recent clinical experience with patients who have been victims of child abuse or sexual misconduct; or
      • in child protection, investigations, social work, ethics, medicine or counselling.

Membership of the Professional Standards Board panel

The current members of the Professional Standards Board panel are–

Position Name Anglican
President Professional Standards Board Mr Stephen Wilmoth Barrister Yes
Deputy President Professional Standards Board Panel Robin Brett QC Former Barrister No
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Mrs Kerry Walker Lawyer No
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Rev Chris Appleby Clergy Yes
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Mr Anthony Philip Greenway Psychologist No
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Rev Richard Wilson Clergy Yes
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Mr Malcolm Tadgell Regulatory economist Yes
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Ms Beatrice Mellita Psychologist No
Member Professional Standards Board Panel Mr Peter Billings Psychologist No

 

All contact with the Professional Standards Board must be through the Secretary, Mr Joseph Carney, Barrister at jcarney@vicbar.com.au.