Current membership of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Mr Malcolm Schyvens BCom LLB
Malcolm Schyvens was appointed as the inaugural President of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT) and commenced in the role in May 2021. Prior to commencing in this role, Mr Schyvens was a Deputy President of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), and Head of NCAT’s Guardianship Division. He has also held a variety of related roles in both NSW and Tasmania including President, (2011-2013) and Deputy President (2008-2011) of the former Guardianship Tribunal of NSW, Legal Member of Tasmania’s former Guardianship and Administration Board (2003-2008) and former Forensic Tribunal (2007-2008). Prior to this, he completed his university studies and commenced his career in legal practice in Tasmania at Dobson Mitchell and Allport. He was subsequently Managing Partner of Ogilvie Jennings. He is also a former President of the Law Society of Tasmania (2007-2008), and for many years was the Chair of Cosmos Inc. (now Mosaic Support Services).
Up until his appointment as President of TASCAT, Mr Schyvens was Chair of the Australian Guardianship and Administration Council (AGAC), Convenor of the NSW Chapter of the Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT), and a Member of the Elder Law and Succession Committee of the Law Society of NSW. He is currently the Secretary of the Council of Australasian Tribunals (COAT) and a Member of the Cultural Diversity Justice Network auspiced by the by the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity. [Assigned to all streams]
Grueber, Richard LLB, GradDipBus
Richard Grueber was appointed as Deputy President and Division Head of the General Division of TASCAT on 20 June 2022. Richard graduated from the University of Tasmania with a law degree in 1986 and has a post graduate qualification in business and administration. Richard initially worked in commercial and local government law before specialising in civil litigation in 1994, with particular interests in workers compensation, personal injury and industrial law. From 1998 to 2022 he was a partner and director in the firm Ogilvie Jennings. Prior to the establishment of TASCAT Richard chaired hearings in the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Guardianship and Administration Board and was the Deputy President of the Mental Health Tribunal. [Assigned to all streams]
Chaperon, Yvonne LLB RN
Yvonne Chaperon was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Tasmania in 1999 and is also a Registered Nurse graduating in Melbourne in 1991.
Previously Yvonne worked in private practice at Wallace Wilkinson and Webster in Hobart and Ryan Carlisle Thomas in Melbourne. Yvonne was also Deputy Secretary of the Australian Nurses and Midwifery Federation both in Melbourne and federally.
In 2014 Yvonne was appointed President of the Mental Health Tribunal and is currently the Deputy President responsible for the Mental Health stream. [Assigned to all streams]
Clues, Alison BA/LLB
Alison Clues has previously worked in private practice and was a partner of Dobson Mitchell Allport from 1999 until 2013 and Page Seager from 2019 until 2020. Alison practised in the area of Insurance Litigation including Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Public Liability and Professional Negligence. Alison also managed the professional indemnity insurance claims made against the legal profession on behalf of the Law Society of Tasmania from 2013 until 2019.
In February 2020, Alison was appointed for the position of Chief Commissioner of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal and the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal as well as the Chairperson of the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal, the Health Practitioners Tribunal and the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal.
Following the establishment of TASCAT on 5 November 2021 Alison was appointed as Deputy President of the Tribunal and is responsible for the Personal Compensation stream, the Health Practitioners stream and the Anti-Discrimination stream.
[Assigned to all streams]
Holder, Rowena BA LLB
Rowena Holder graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Tasmania in 1995. Rowena was President of the Guardianship and Administration Board from 9 August 2016 to 4 November 2022. Prior to this Rowena was a member of the Board from 2009 to 2016, until her appointment as President. In 2014 Rowena was appointed as a member of the Mental Health Tribunal. Previously Rowena worked in private practice in the areas of criminal and civil litigation and family law and then as a manager of advice and legal services at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Rowena is a nationally accredited mediator and has a graduate certificate in Family Dispute Resolution and was accredited as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. [Assigned to all streams]
Jack, Lucinda, LLB
Lucinda Jack was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Tasmania in 1992 and worked in private practice for a number of years following her admission.
Lucinda was appointed as a Senior Member when TASCAT commenced in November 2021, and immediately prior to that she held the appointment of Commissioner of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal of Tasmania, which role also included appointments as, variously, Commissioner, Deputy Chair and Member of the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal, the Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal, the Health Practitioners Tribunal and the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal. Lucinda had also been appointed as a member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2020.
Before Lucinda was appointed as Commissioner in early 2017, she was Principal Crown Counsel with the Office of the Solicitor General (Litigation) and had worked as a legal practitioner with Crown Law in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (Civil Division), and then the Office of the Solicitor General (Litigation), conducting civil litigation on behalf of the State of Tasmania, mostly in the areas of workers compensation and medical negligence, since 1998.
Ms Jack has been a member of the Executive of the Council of Australasian Tribunals since 2019. [Assigned to all streams]
Pitt, Keyran KC
Keyran Pitt KC has formerly held appointments as Chairman of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal; the Planning Appeals Board; the Mental Health Review Tribunal; the Medical Complaints Tribunal; and as a coroner. He was also the Deputy Chairman for the Building Appeals Board and the Environmental Protection Appeal Board. Mr Pitt KC is a former President of the Bar Association of Tasmania and Medico-Legal Society of Tasmania. He actively supported the legal profession in Tasmania as a former Council Member of the Law Society of Tasmania and Bar Association of Tasmania. Mr Pitt KC worked as a Barrister until 30 June 2022. He currently works as an Arbitrator.
He is the Chairperson of the Legal Profession Board of Tasmania, and President of the Property Agents Tribunal. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Planning Institute of Australia. [RPS, FPS]
Full time members
Ms Jones was admitted as a legal practitioner in Tasmania in 1999. She has degrees in Science and Law.
Previously, Ms Jones worked as a Judges Associate (1999 - 2001) before moving into private practice as a legal practitioner at Murdoch Clarke (2001 - 2003) and Shields Heritage (2004). She practised in civil and criminal litigation.
In late 2004 Ms Jones returned to government as a legal practitioner for Tasmania Police where she conducted prosecutions of defendants charged with family violence offences, as well as other offences in the Magistrates Court.
In 2005 Ms Jones was employed as Crown Counsel with the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions. She acted and appeared on behalf of the State of Tasmania in criminal matters in the Magistrates and Supreme Courts for over 15 years.
In 2017 Ms Jones was appointed as a member of the Guardianship and Administration Board, and reappointed in 2020, and continues as an ordinary member of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. [Assigned to all streams]
Rebecca Irwin graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws in 2007. She was accepted in the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department Graduate Program in 2008 and was admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in 2009.
Ms Irwin’s legal experience also includes working as an International Humanitarian Law Officer for the Australian Red Cross in the ACT, as the Mental Health and Disability Lawyer for Tasmania Legal Aid and as a solicitor for the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania.
Ms Irwin also has experience in the community sector having worked as a Caseworker for the Australian Red Cross’ Migrant Support Program and as a Community Liaison Officer for the Partners in Recovery Mental Health Program. [GS, MHS]
Locke, Hamish BA LLB
Hamish Locke was admitted to practice law in 2001 and has 20 years’ experience in Government and the community legal sectors. He is currently a solicitor at the Bridgewater Office of the Hobart Community Legal Service and Senior Legal Officer of the TASCAT.
Mr Locke was previously State Manager and Principal Solicitor of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Service and Deputy Managing Lawyer of the Central Highlands Office of Victoria Legal Aid. [GS, MHS]
Ansell, Jane BA LLB
Jane Ansell graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Tasmania and commenced practicing in 2002. Initially working within private practice (four years), before commencing at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution as Crown Counsel within the Criminal Division. Whilst at the ODP, Jane prosecuted a variety of matters as well as appearing as Counsel assisting the Coroner in the Magistrates Court, Coronial Division. Since 2021, Jane has been working as a Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner. [GS]
Margaret Baird has nearly four decades of experience and practice in town and regional planning, including in State government, local government and the private sector. She also has broad knowledge and practice in relation to heritage conservation and assessment.
As part of her extensive career in independent review and decision-making, Margaret serves as a Member of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and was also a Member of the former Tasmanian Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal. Margaret is also a Senior Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She has served on VCAT since 1998, including as Deputy Head of the Planning and Environment List from 2017 to 2021.
Margaret is a current Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria and Victorian Geographic Place Names Advisory Panel. She has previously been a Member of Planning Panels Victoria. [RPS]
Bakas, Dr Joanna
Dr Joanna Bakas has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for over two decades. She trained in NSW and attained her Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2000. She attained the Royal and Australian College of Psychiatrists Advanced Certificate in Old Age Psychiatry in 2002. She has worked in the public and private systems in NSW and in Tasmania. She has been pleased to contribute as a member of the Tasmanian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. [HPS, MHS]
Ball, Michael BA Arch (USA)
Town and Country Planner – Ordinance 4 NSW LGA
Michael Ball practiced as a consultant town planner in NSW for 40 years – specialising in planning litigation. Mr Ball moved to Tasmania in 1994 and was appointed a member of the former Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2008. [RPS]
Barratt, Annette MBBS, FRACGP, Grad Dip FM, M Leadership
Dr Annette Barratt graduated from UTAS in 1982 and has practiced as a general practitioner since 1986, including 26 years in Bridgewater/Gagebrook. She worked as GP Liaison Officer at the RHH until 2021.
She is currently working part time at the Afterhours Doctors, GPAssist, Voluntary Assisted Dying Commission and Professional Services Review Tribunal as well as serving on TASCAT. [GS, HPS]
Lauren Bartlett graduated from the University of Tasmania with a degree in Arts and Law in 2005. She was admitted to legal practice in Tasmania in 2006. She currently holds position of Principal at Rae & Partners Lawyers, based in Launceston. Initially commencing practice in civil litigation with a focus on secured recoveries, she now practises exclusively in Family Law, including advising on children’s matters, complex property settlement and transactions, child support and divorce and regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.
She has previously sat on boards of arts organisations and also as a Member and as an Executive Member of the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania. [GS]
Bishop, Steven LL.B (Tas), GDAFL (Mel)
Steven Bishop was admitted in 1976 and was a founding partner of Bishops Barristers and Solicitors. He was a Member of the former Anti-Discrimination Tribunal of Tasmania; Member of the Local Government Code of Conduct Panel; a Law Society approved Arbitrator; a Qualified Mediator (LEADR); a Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney.
He has appeared as Barrister in Full Court appeals; acted as Solicitor in numerous areas of the law. He has held positions as Senior Vice President of the Launceston Chamber of Commerce; Board Member, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Company Director; Managing Director of a Responsible Entity holding a Financial Services Licence; Chair of various Compliance Committees; Property Developer (Residential, Retail & Commercial) and been a member of various professional organisations such as The Institute of Arbitrators Australia, The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Council of the Law Society of Tasmania, and the Taxation Institute of Australia. [MHS]
Breen, Juanita A/Prof BPharm (Syd) GradDip CommPracPharm (SA), MSc (Keele, UK), PhD (Tas)
Juanita Breen is an accredited Pharmacist and academic. She has extensive experience over many years in academia, government and non-government organisations ensuring appropriate medication management and training of aged care staff. Specialises in research on psychotropic use in older people, especially those living with dementia.
In 2018 Juanita was awarded ‘The Mental Health Services’ (TheMHS) award of Australia and New Zealand for education, training and workforce development and Outstanding Achiever at the Tasmanian Community Awards. Testified at Royal Commission into safety and quality in aged care. [GS, HPS]
Brereton, Raymond BSc(Hons)
Mr Brereton’s role in the Forestry Practices stream is as a conservation scientist (flora and fauna). He has served as the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee (threatened species) for six years from 2011 to 2016 established under the Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. Raymond is currently Team Leader, of the Environment and Planning team with Entura which is a part of Hydro Tasmania. He has over three decades of experience in the field of fauna and flora survey and environmental impact assessment. He was the Senior Ecologist, Water and Environment at Entura from April 2002 to 2018) and still practices as a Senior Ecologist in his current role.
He was also the Senior Zoologist, Forest Practices Board between July 2002 and March 2003 and worked as the Threatened Species Zoologist in the Department of Primary Industry, Water and Environment, Tasmania between December 1999 and June 2002. [FPS]
Fabian Brimfield practices as a commercial barrister between Victoria and Tasmania, specialising in complex building and construction disputes, and property and leasing disputes. Prior to signing the bar roll in Victoria and Tasmania, Fabian practiced for a number of years as a solicitor in Hobart at the firm Ogilvie Jennings. Fabian sits as a sessional member of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT), is a current member of the Domestic Building List Users Group with Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, and was a founding board member of the Refugee Legal Service (Tas). Fabian hears cases in the Resource and Planning stream of the Tribunal, as well as the Anti-Discrimination stream.
Charlotte Brown is a registered Psychologist with 20 + years of experience working across the Education, Health (Child Development and Mental Health) and Disability sectors with specialist skills and knowledge in relation to neuro-developmental disorders and co-morbid mental health. As a long- term resident of the NW coast of Tasmania, she is committed to equitable access to services in rural and remote settings.. She has sat as a community member on TASCAT (formerly the Mental Health Tribunal) since 2013; sits currently sit as a Board member for Laurel House non-for-profit sexual assault support service that operates across the North, North-East and North-West Tasmania); provides supervision for provisionally registered psychologists as an AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor and has owned and operated a small tourism hospitality business venture in Stanley since 2005. [MHS]
(Biography pending) [GS]
(Biography pending) [RPS]
Clippingdale, Elizabeth BA LLB
Elizabeth Clippingdale was admitted as a solicitor in 1997. Currently an Inspector with the Fair Work Ombudsman. From 2017 - 2018, Tutor and Unit Coordinator, University of Tasmania. 2013 - 2017, Solicitor, Launceston Community Legal Centre. 2012 - 2013 Solicitor, Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Previously Solicitor with State Trustees Ltd (Melbourne) and overseas legal experience. [GS]
Code, Geoffrey LLB (Hons), BTRP
Geoff Code is a current member of the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and is a Member of TASCAT.
He has held roles as Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Town Planner, policy officer and legislation officer, Department of Planning (Victoria) [RPS]
Cohen, Amber BA LLB, Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (UTAS)
Amber Cohen was admitted to practice in 2003 and has practised at Rae & Partners, Lawyers, a Tasmanian firm, since admission, with some time undertaking legal and contract management roles in London in 2008-2009. Amber practised primarily in litigation and employment law and currently holds the position of Principal. Amber is also a professional trustee for the WD Booth Charitable Trust and a Member of the Local Government Code of Conduct Panel. Amber has been on the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania since 2019. Amber has been a Member of TASCAT and its predecessor tribunal, the Mental Health Tribunal, since 2018. [MHS]
Creak, Kim BSc (For) ANU
Kim has over 35 years operational and executive experience in Tasmania as well as a science degree in forestry (ANU) with post graduate studies in Forest Engineering (Oregon State U) and Strategic management (UTAS, UNSW & Melbourne Business School). This includes operational and senior executive roles in both the public and private sector. Also serving on Boards in both those areas.
His career roles have enabled him to gain significant working exposure to national and international forestry operations in a number of locations around the world including New Zealand, USA, Canada, PNG/Solomons, Europe, Scandinavia, Laos, China, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Kim’s recent experience has included operating a Resource and Strategic management consultancy and advisory business with Tasmanian forestry contractors. This has included working in the forest directly on operational activities around forest practices compliance. [RPS]
Cuthbertson SC, Kate BA LLB(Hons)
Kate Cuthbertson SC practices as barrister in general litigation and criminal law. She commenced practice as a barrister in 2010 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2022. In her former life, she was a Barrister and Solicitor with the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania for 10 years practising predominantly in criminal law. Previously, Kate was a Member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, having held that role from 2012 until the commencement of TASCAT. She was also previously a member of the Mental Health Tribunal. In addition to her private practice and role at TASCAT, Kate is also Chairperson of the Tasmanian Racing Appeal Board, Member of the Parole Board and a Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner. [ADS, HPS]
Dargaville, Tanya RN LLB (Hons) MHlth & MedLaw (Melb)
Private legal practice following graduation. Works as a medico-legal advisor at a tertiary hospital. Prior to a legal career, Tanya trained as a Registered Nurse and worked predominantly at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. [MHS]
Denehey, Dr Sigrid, DPsych (Clin/Neuro), BA (Hons).
Dr Sigrid Denehey – clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Dr Denehey is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) and the Australian Society for Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and is also Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Dr Denehey has worked within the Tasmanian Health Service for many years in the fields of community rehabilitation, disability advisory and assessment and in the Launceston General Hospital, as well as in Private Practice. [GS, HPS]
Dodson, Caroline BSW, MBA.
Caroline Dodson has experience working in the non-government sector and within government in a range of human service agencies including accommodation and vocational services for people with an intellectual disability and coordinating community services to adults and children with a disability and their families. Senior Guardian NSW Office of the Public Guardian, Clinical/Case Management lead coordinating services for people living with complex needs and challenging behaviour. [HPS, MHS]
Ederle, Frank GAICD
Frank Ederle has in excess of twenty years’ experience in professional regulation and has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Legal Profession Board, the principal regulator of the legal profession in Tasmania, since 2008.
Significant experience in national health practitioner regulation and has served as a Board member for both the Chiropractic Board of Australia and the Psychology Board of Australia (Regional Board). Other Board positions including the Australian College of Midwives, Podiatry Registration Board of Tasmania and Architects Board of Tasmania. Past senior management positions include; General Manager, Supreme Court of Tasmania and State-wide Client Services Manager for the Public Trustee. [HPS, MHS]
Fasnacht, Dr Matthew
Dr Matthew Fasnacht graduated from medicine at the University of Tasmania and 2001 and has been a consultant psychiatrist since 2010. He now is an Old Age Psychiatrist and works primarily in the Older Persons Mental Health Service as a clinician and as Clinical Director, and for the Huntington’s Disease Service. He has interest and experience in a range of neuropsychiatric conditions and treatments, and experience and awareness of the effect of the conditions on individuals, carers, and families. He is interested in the often competing issues when considering dignity, autonomy, safety, and wellbeing, and how the protective jurisdictions balance those. [GS, HPS]
Fuller, Dr Jane MBBS
Dr Fuller was appointed to TASCAT in 2021, shortly after she retired after nearly 40 years as a general practitioner. As a GP she was exposed to a wide range of people from all socio economic backgrounds, with a diversity of health needs and ability and to navigate the health care system. She had a particular interest in aged care and is on the board of Masonic Care Tasmania. [GS]
Dr Brendan Gogarty is a lawyer and Associate Professor of Law at Monash University, specialising in public and public international law relating to human rights, discrimination and the environment.
Brendan is active in state, national and international law reform and regularly contributes to public interest litigation through Monash Law Clinics and community legal centres. He previously worked in public health law and policy reform at the University of Cambridge PHG Foundation and more recently acted as Director of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.
Dr Gogarty holds PhD and bachelor's degrees from the University of Tasmania and master's and graduate diplomas in law from the Australian National University is a nationally accredited mediator. [ADS, GS]
Gina holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Planning and was admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Courts of Tasmania and New South Wales in 2006. She has extensive experience as a land use planner in local government, the Tasmanian Planning Commission, Transend Networks Pty Ltd, TasNetworks Pty Ltd and having spent several years in legal practice specialising in planning law. She has extensive experience in the management and delivery of significant infrastructure projects. She was a member of the former Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal [RPS]
(Biography pending) [RPS]
Marion’s career has spanned education, crisis support, counselling, community development, policy development and population health.
Marion was the Women’s Health Policy Officer in state government for 10 years and her commitment to gender and health was rewarded in 2012 when she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to visit programs around the world, that support women to become smoke free in pregnancy. Marion was elected to be the President of the International Network of Women Against Tobacco in 2015 and is serving her second term as President.
Marion is in her second term with TASCAT in the Mental Health stream, was a Consumer Representative on The College of Emergency Medicine, Panel Member the Alcohol Advertising Review Panel, in her third term as a Community Member of Psychology Board of Australia and has been a Lay member on the Legal Professions Board of Tasmania since 2019. [MHS]
Handbury, Chris, BDS, MPH, FICD, FPFA
Chris Handbury graduated from Sydney University in 1977. Twenty-five years as principal, private practice in the Snowy Mountains.
Clinical Director and Program Manager Northern Territory Oral Health Services 2003-2013.Clinical Director Oral Health Services Tasmania 2013-2021. In 2014 elected as a fellow of the International College of Dentists. In 2015 elected as a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Clinical focus within the public sector has been disease prevention and providing better services to the disadvantaged. Holds a certificate in mediation.
Author of the Oral Health chapter in the guidelines for Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, and Co-writer for the Indigenous section of the National Oral Health Plan. [GS, HPS]
Legal member, Barrister-at-Law admitted England and Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and New Zealand). Currently semi-retired and working solely with TASCAT as a sessional member. [MS, RPS]
Nick Heath was the former General Manager of the City of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city council and the state’s largest Council for 12 and a half years.
Nick is a qualified lawyer. Nick was responsible for overseeing the process for developing the City’s Vision leading to the Council adopting a 10 Year strategic plan and a strong community accountability structure. Nick has also worked closely on developing key policies for the Council and proving high level advice to elected members.
Nick is a Life Member of the Local Government Association of Tasmania.
Nick is presently a member of the Tasmanian Planning Commission and Chair of the Derwent Estuary Program. Nick is past Chair of The Hutchins School Board of Management and was the inaugural President of the Tasmanian Branch of the Risk Management Institute of Australia. [RPS]
Sandra Hogue has over 30 years’ experience in the private and public sectors. She is currently Manager Urban Futures at the City of Hobart where she is focused on strategic and precinct structure planning that ensures the significant growth being experienced results in livable communities while retaining the qualities valued by residents and visitors alike.
Sandra has qualifications in Town Planning, Economics and Law and is a Fellow of the Planning Institute. She has held senior positions at Hydro Tasmania and the Tasmanian Planning Commission including being a Commissioner for 10 years and Executive Commissioner. She was a member of the former Resource Management and Planning Tribunal from 2007 to 2021, the planning expert on the Sullivans Cove Design Advisory Committee for five years and a member of the Heritage Council. [RPS]
Roger is a Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia
Roger Howlett has over 50 years’ experience in town and land use planning in the United Kingdom, New South Wales and Tasmania
He has been a member of the Planning Appeal system in Tasmania for 35 years, being first appointed to the Planning Appeal Board in 1987 then subsequently to the former Resource Management and Appeals Tribunal.
Roger has extensive experience in statutory land use planning in Tasmania, having been the Director of Planning and Development at Clarence City Council from 1989 to 1993 and then General Manager till 2003.
He is a Commissioner on the Tasmanian Planning Commission and has been directly involved over the last 10 years in the introduction of Planning Directive #1 and the implementation of the Tasmanian Planning Scheme and the Local Provision schedules for Planning Authorities. [RPS]
Hudson, Robert LLB (Hons)
Robert Hudson has worked in private practice in Tasmania as a barrister and solicitor since his admission as a legal practitioner in 1983. He became a partner of Hobart law firm Butler McIntyre & Butler in 1986. Robert has practiced in commercial and civil dispute resolution across a broad range of areas including property rights and disputes, trusts and equity, banking law, wills and estates, insurance law, business structures and disputes, insolvency law, construction law, roads, forestry rights, consumer law, anti-discrimination and employment practices, intellectual property, personal injuries, and professional obligations. Robert has also served on numerous Law Society committees. [ADS, RPS]
(Biography pending) [GS]
**Not currently sitting - leave of absence
Hughes, Anna BA LLB
Anna Hughes was admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Courts of NSW and Tasmania in 2006. She practiced in criminal and civil litigation in private practice before moving to the Tasmanian Government Sector. Over 10 years’ experience in Government administrative law in the Department of Justice. Former Senior Legal Officer of Mental Health Tribunal Former IAMA accredited mediator. Former sitting member of the Tasmanian NPL (soccer) Tribunal. Currently provides legal and policy guidance for Government in the child protection and youth justice spaces and investigates civil negligence claims against the State. [MHS]
Jans, Peter, LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne, 1971 Grad. Dip. (Ancient History), UQ, 2003, MA., UQ, 2004
Peter has over 45 years of legal practice, either in private practice (1972 to 1999) or as General Counsel (2000 to 2016). He established an extensive practice in commercial, corporate and foreign investment law. In his early years of practice, Peter specialized in Federal Industrial law and later in property, foreign investment (FIRB) and commercial disciplines. From the mid 90’s he was extensively involved in environmental law, in Australia, Canada and USA, and as General Counsel in the resources sector (petroleum & Gas, and electricity) in a wide spectrum of planning, EPA and environmental management matters. [RPS]
Jones, Eliza BA (Political Science and Public Policy) UTAS
Eliza has been a Community Member (Mental Health stream) since February 2020. Deputy Member Tasmanian Parole Board (2018 ) and Police Review Board (2021). Restorative justice facilitator and nationally-accredited mediator. Eliza works primarily with youth offenders as a Youth Justice Community Conference facilitator and as a Family Group Conference facilitator for Child Safety Services. She is Hon. Secretary and Chair of Clinical Governance Committee for Board of Laurel House. [MHS]
Jordan, Anna BA LLB
Anna was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Tasmania in 1999.
She has been a member of the Mental Health stream (formerly Mental Health Tribunal) since 2004. She is also a member of the Guardianship stream (formerly Guardianship and Administration Board) since 2019.
Anna has been a Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner since 2019.
Previously she worked in private legal practice for over 13 years with a primary focus in all areas of family law. Her experience also extends to criminal law and civil litigation. Previously she has held positions with the Law Council of Australia, Law Society of Tasmania, Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania and the North West Community Legal Centre. [GS, MHS]
(Biography pending) [GS, MHS]
Kavanagh, Dr Leila
Dr Leila Kavanagh is a multilingual Forensic and General Psychiatrist who up until recently was employed by the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) as Clinical Director for Tasmanian Forensic Mental Health Services. She also developed and was the Director of Advanced Training for Forensic Psychiatry in Tasmania with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).
A medical graduate from University of Tasmania (UTAS), she completed her training in Psychiatry, Advanced Training in Forensic Psychiatry and Masters Degree in Forensic Mental Health at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. She has over 20 years of experience in Forensic Psychiatry and was employed by NSW Justice Health in a variety of clinical settings. In NSW she also worked part time in a private capacity, in General and Forensic Psychiatry, in Central Sydney and in Petersham (where she catered to the migrant population).
She was on the List of Experts for the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague from 2010-2020. She has provided written and oral evidence in the District and Supreme Courts of Sydney and in Tasmania for serious indictable offences.
She assisted in the development of the Masters Course in Forensic Mental Health at UNSW, where she is an adjunct lecturer.
She is affiliated with the Institute of Psychiatry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (IP–B - UFRJ), on an honorary basis, and is involved in various research projects.
She has presented on a variety of forensic topics internationally and in Australia. [GS, HPS, MHS]
Max has a 40-year career in natural resource management across three jurisdictions, Commonwealth, Victoria and Tasmania, holding senior management positions in each. These included Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Heritage, Chief Executive Officer of the National Oceans Office, Director of the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Head of Australian Delegations to three UN Conventions – Biodiversity, Desertification and Oceans – and Chair of Natural Resource Management Regions Australia.
He maintains a strong involvement in the Landcare movement and fisheries research and is currently the Chair of the International Commission for the Conservation of Southern Blue Fin Tuna and a director with the not-for-profit Accounting for Nature Pty Ltd. [RPS]
Klumpp, Robert (Lloyd) B.V.Sc, Grad Dip, Psych Studies, MAICD
Chair, National Fruit Fly Council (since June 2020)Biosecurity Consultancy
Primary Industries and Research South Australia
Independent Director, Project Control Board Strengthening Victoria’s Biosecurity System (since August 2021)
Chair, Tas Marine Farming Review Panel (since Sept 2021)
Extensive technical knowledge in all fields of agricultural and environmental Biosecurity and Product Integrity [RPS]
Psychiatrist member of the Mental Health Tribunal since June 2015. Specialist in psychiatry, member of the RANZCP and faculty of psychiatry of old age. Experience working in psychiatry in Germany and Wales, UK. Consultant psychiatrist mainly in old age psychiatry in the Tasmanian Health Service from 2012 to 2020. Since then engaged in private practice and locum work in adult and old age psychiatry. [HPS, MHS, ]
Locher, Dr Helen, BSc, MSc, Phd
Helen was first appointed as a member to the Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2015 with expertise in science and environmental management. [RPS]
Lockett, Eric B Sc (For) (Hons)
Originally qualified as an electrical mechanic before taking up forestry and spending 33 years researching native forest silviculture. Chaired national Research Working Group on Indigenous Silviculture. Author and referee for various Tasmanian and national forestry publications. Major contributor to original Tasmanian Forest Practices Code. Served on workplace EEO Committee and Tasmanian Gambling Consultative Group. Served on a social science Human Research Ethics Committee. Presented papers at forestry and ethics conferences. Voluntary forestry advisor in Solomon Islands and Fiji. Elected delegate to Constitutional Convention 1998. Author of many submissions to inquiries and reviews of policy on social issues. Served on national Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee. Consumer reviewer of applications to Cancer Australia’s research grants scheme since 2009. [FPS]
Loveday, Kate B Arch (Syd)
Graduated with an Architecture degree in 1981. Worked as a Town Planner for Bankstown and North Sydney Councils, NSW State government and a private town planning and architecture firm. Also undertook further town planning studies at University of Sydney during this time. Moved to Hobart as Town Planner with Hobart City Council in 1989, being Senior Planner from 1994 until 2000. Worked as Consultant Town Planning for 18 years from 2000. Also acted for RMPAT as expert advisor at mediations and a member on hearings. With the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal as a general member for the last 3 years. [RPS]
Dale Luttrell was previously the CEO of a large Tasmanian Disability Services provider, significant experience in change management,
Service provision and Government relations. [GS]
Mackie, Craig BA LLB
Craig is a Principal at the Tasmanian law firm Dobson Mitchell Allport and has over 30 years’ experience working as a solicitor and barrister. He was the principal of his own law firm Mackie Crompton for 12 years. He has a background of criminal law and commercial litigation. Craig is often engaged by Government, Non-Government Organisations, and Individuals in relation to formal investigations or inquiries, including: Royal Commissions; Commissions of Inquiry; Coronial Inquiries; and proceedings before Professional Regulatory Boards.
As well as being a member of TASCAT Craig is a member of Disciplinary Tribunal of Tasmania.
Craig is the chair of the Property Agents Board of Tasmania. He also sits on the Board of the Law Reform Institute of Tasmania and the Law Society of Tasmania’s Wellbeing Committee. [GS]
(Biography pending) [MHS, RPS]
Mason, Linda, SC
Linda has been the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions since 2016.
Ms Mason completed a combined Science and Law degree at the University of Tasmania. She was admitted to practice in 1994. She has practised in the area of criminal law for in excess of 20 years including prosecuting summary and indictable crime and appeals before the Court of Criminal Appeal, with particular expertise in the prosecution of sexual assault crimes and crimes of violence. She is responsible for overseeing and mentoring the professional staff of the Office of the DPP.
Ms Mason was appointed a Crown Law Officer in 2010 and appointed a Senior Counsel in April 2018.
She is a member of the Sentencing Advisory Council of Tasmania and the Board of Legal Education. [MHS]
David joined the Resource Manager & Planning Appeal Tribunal as an expert member in 2015. David has a lengthy background in town planning and development control in Tasmania, West Australia, NSW and Australian external territories. His experience includes 10 years with TAS Attorney-Generals Department, 20 years in Local Government and 10 years in private enterprise. He has formal qualifications in Cultural Heritage, Natural Resource Management, Building Surveying, Environmental Health and Vocational Education. [RPS]
McArthur, Dr Milford
Dr McArthur was a GP for 10 years before re-training in Psychiatry 30 years ago. His main sub-speciality was Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.
He was a former Director of the Department of Psychiatry RHH, Director of the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Psychiatrist In charge Millbrook Rise Rehabilitation Unit. He has been both Director and Deputy Director of Psychiatric Training Tasmania.
He has been a former Chair of the Tasmanian Branch of the RANZCP and an examiner for the RACGP and RANZCP
He is a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice. [GS, MHS,HPS]
McMullen, Tony B.Ec MTP Grad Cert Mgnt GAICD RP
Tony has been the General Manager of Glenorchy City Council since 2017.
Over 20 year’s experience in strategic and statutory land use planning at local government and State level. [RPS]
McShane, Dr Kylie PhD Phil (Monash)
Dr McShane has 22 years’ experience as a statutory appointee to tribunals and boards as a Community Member in both human rights jurisdictions and the regulation of health professions. She has a PhD in Philosophy (Monash University) and five years teaching experience in medical ethics at Monash University Faculty of Medicine. Dr McShane has expertise in administering legislation in the areas of mental illness and disability.
Dr McShane’s appointments include: Community Member of Mental Health Tribunal, Victoria, 1999-2026; Mental Health Tribunal Tasmania, 2014-2021; Guardianship and Administration Board Tasmania, 2019-2021; Nursing And Midwifery Board Of Australia, 2014-2020; Dental Board Of Australia Registration and Notification Committee and Immediate Action Committee (TAS), 2013-2020; Disciplinary Tribunal - Legal Profession Act 2007, 2012-2018; Medical Board of Australia, Notifications and Immediate Action Committees (TAS) 2015-2016. [GS, HPS, MHS]
Mee, Dr Gillian BMedSci MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (UK) FRACGP
Graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1992 from the University of Tasmania.
Completed General Practice training in the UK in 1996, returning to Tasmania in 1997 to work in General Practice in 19097.
Started working with the Older Persons Mental Health Services as a GP at the Roy Fagan Centre in February 2017. [GS]
Mihal, Anthony BA (Hons) BA/LLB (Hons)
Admitted as a practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania 2004. Director Walsh Day James Mihal, Barristers and Solicitors with a broad litigious and commercial practice serving the North West Coast of Tasmania. Experienced in acting for people with a disability including in litigious, criminal law, child safety and estate planning matters. Member Legal Profession Board of Tasmania dealing with complaints about Legal practitioners and Local Government Code of Conduct Panel dealing with complaints about councillors. Former President, Law Society of Tasmania. Formally served on Law Council of Australia’s Regional, Remote and Rural Lawyers’ Advisory Committee, Law Foundation of Tasmania and management committee of North West Community Legal Service. [GS]
Louise was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1987. Louise has worked continuously as a Barrister & Solicitor during this time in private practice.
Louise is a Doyles Guide Preeminent Tasmanian family lawyer and Director of Ogilvie Jennings Lawyers. She also practices in the area of estate planning, estate administration, property law and commercial law. She regularly participates in mediations on behalf of clients.
Louise specialises in Family Law but also has extensive experience in a broad range of matters, Conveyancing, commercial transactions and mortgages. Louise is especially interested in the overlap between Family law and Commercial law. Louise’s in-depth knowledge of both areas provides her with the ability to deal with complex matrimonial/de facto property matters.
Louise also works extensively in the area of Wills & Estates, including wills, powers of attorney and estate administration. She is appointed to act as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia and as a Child Representative in the Magistrates Court, Louise is skilled in the effective application of legal frameworks in the interest of fair and just outcomes for vulnerable Tasmanians.
Louise has completed LEADR mediation training, and Australian Institute of Family Law Mediator Training. She is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, the Family Law section of The Law Council of Australia, the Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators (AIFLAM) and the President of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania. [GS]
Morrissey, Dr Martin MBBS, FRANZCP
Psychiatrist Member, Mental Health stream. Graduated in Medicine 1990 and practicing as an Old Age Psychiatrist since 1997. Senior Old Age Psychiatrist within Tasmanian Health Service since 2002. Particular interest in medicolegal matters involving the elderly. Since 2006 has been a sitting member for various periods on GAB, Mental Health Tribunal and Forensic Tribunal. [MHS]
Morton, Adrienne BA (Hons) LLB Grad Dip Leg Prac
Adrienne is a Chinese Australian lawyer, admitted to practice in 2008 and employed as a government lawyer in various capacities since. Appointed as a Legal Member of the previous Mental Health Tribunal in 2019 and now an Ordinary Member (Legal) of the Mental Health stream, Protective Division of TASCAT. Adrienne is also an active advocate for equality and diversity and is heavily involved with Australian Women Lawyers, Tasmanian Women Lawyers and Asian Australian Lawyers Association. [MHS]
Mucha, Dr Christine
Dr Mucha was first appointed as an expert member of the Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2003 and brought to the Tribunal a wealth of experience in specialised areas of Water Management. [RPS]
Munks, Dr Sarah
Dr Munks has over 27 years’ experience in forest ecology and management with particular specialist expertise in the ecology of threatened forest fauna (Tasmania) and freshwater vertebrates, extensive experience in the integration of scientific research into policy and management practices, particularly in the forestry context in Australia and overseas. She has practical experience in the development and implementation of threatened species decision support tools for practitioners and extensive experience in the development of landscape-scale approaches to the conservation of biodiversity in areas outside of reserves. [FPS]
Murphy, Ross MFireSafeEng GDBushfire GDLegal GCBld&Plan BEnvStud
Accredited Fire Engineer, Building Surveyor (unlimited) and Bushfire Practitioner.
Member of the Building Appeal Board 2002-2016, RMPAT 2015-2022 and TASCAT 2022 –
Managing Director of Castellan Consulting Pty Ltd since 2006
Past national director of AIBS and past state president of AIBS. [RPS]
General member. Marita holds a Master of Occupational Therapy and worked in Mental Health Services for over 20 years. Marita developed a clinical role in the court system to assist people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system, including the Diversion List to divert vulnerable people out of the criminal justice system. Currently works for the Department of Justice implementing reforms arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Marita is an Australian National Mental Health Leaders Fellow through the National Mental Health Commission, a non-executive company director with a disability support provider and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. [MHS]
O’Halloran, Patrick BA LLB
Called to the Tasmanian Bar in 2018, Victorian Bar in 2019.
A specialist criminal law practitioner with over 20 years’ experience appearing in Courts and Tribunals in Victoria and Tasmania. Ordinary Member of Tasmanian Bar Association Council, former member of Disciplinary Tribunal (Tasmania) , Deputy Chairperson of Tasmanian Racing Appeals Tribunal.
Appearance work has included Mental Health Diversion Court (Tasmania) and on behalf of respondents on Non-Custodial Supervision Orders within the County Court of Victoria. [GS]
Pridmore, Dr Saxby
Saxby Pridmore was born and educated in Tasmania.
He first trained in Melbourne as a physiotherapist and worked in PNG and at the RHH. He then studied medicine and graduated from the University of Tasmania. He then gained specialist qualifications in psychiatry and held a number of positions in the Health Department including Director of Psychiatry at the RHH. He gained a research Doctorate in Medicine for work focused on Huntington’s Disease. He joined the University Department of Psychiatry and was promoted to the position of Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr Pridmore also holds specialist qualifications in neurology, public health, and pain medicine. He received the civil decoration of Member of the Order of Australia.
He currently has an attachment to the University of Tasmania and Saint Helens Private Hospital. [MHS]
Graduate of University of Tasmania LLB BSc (Hons). Practicing Legal Practitioner 2000 – to date. Commercial and General Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Partner Page Seager Lawyers 2007 - 2014. Extensive experience in commercial and general litigation of all types including property, planning and environment, estates, trusts and equity and building and construction. Director of Centre for Legal Studies 2019 – to date. [GS, RPS]
Roberts, Stuart LLB
Currently appointed as a Legal Member in the Guardianship stream. Admitted as a legal practitioner in 1980. Appointed in 2000 to the Federal Magistrates Court (which subsequently became the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) and retired from that Court in 2016. Since July 2016, he has been a barrister and mediator. He is a nationally accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner. [GS]
Danny Russell was appointed as a ordinary member of the TASCAT Mental Health stream and Guardianship stream in 2021, and subsequently also to the Health Practitioners Tribunal in 2022. Prior to those appointments Danny had served for four decades as a member of Tasmania Police, retiring in 2020 at the rank of senior sergeant. In 2004 Danny became a Vincent Fairfax Fellow. In 2017 he was awarded the Australia Police Medal for distinguished service. He is based on the North West Coast. [GS, MHS, HPS]
Ryan, Mary Ann LLB (Hons)
A registered nurse at various hospitals in NSW and Tasmania, in a variety of roles (clinical, management and teaching) from 1979 to 2005. Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 2002 and joined the Independent Bar in 2015. Barrister in private practice focussing principally in the area of family law. Many years of experience working on matters involving family violence and other risks to children and their parents. Appears as Counsel in the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia and appellant jurisdiction. Often appointed as Independent Children’s Lawyer in the family law jurisdiction and Separate Representative in the child protection jurisdiction. Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Council Member of the Tasmanian Bar Association, Chair Law Society of Tasmania Family Law Committee, Member Ethics Committee of the Australian Bar Association, Former Chair and Board member of Hobart Women’s Shelter (2009-2019), former President Australian Women Lawyers (2010-2011), former member of the Equal Opportunity Committee of the Law Council of Australia (2010-2011), former President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers (2006-2011). [GS]
Ian Sale is a psychiatrist who trained in Medicine in Tasmania, and completed post-graduate training in Psychiatry in Adelaide. He has practiced in all three regions of Tasmania, in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. In addition, up until recently, he has worked as a medical volunteer in Timor-Leste. Over recent years he has primarily worked in the fields of forensic and medicolegal psychiatry. He has served on the Mental Health Tribunal for eight years.
He was born in the UK but came to Tasmania as a child, and has spent most of his life in this state.. [MHS, HPS]
Sealy, David BA LLB Grad Dip LP
**Not currently sitting - leave of absence
Ordinary Member since 2021. Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Tasmania in 2008. Practised at Dobson Mitchell Allport in the areas of workers compensation and personal injury law until 2015. Registrar of the Guardianship and Administration Board from 2019 to 2021. Currently Assistant Director of the Office of the Secretary in the Department of Justice. Sits in the TASCAT Guardianship stream. [GS]
Smith, Anita BA LLB, LLM
Anita Smith is a Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in the Human Rights List since 2016. She was the President of the Tasmanian Guardianship and Administration Board for 13 years prior. She was also a Member of the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, the Forensic Tribunal under the Mental Health Act, the Professional Review Tribunal under the Nursing Act, and a Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner. She is an accredited mediator and conducts mediations for the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. She chaired the Australian Guardianship and Administration Council for 8 years. Anita has written for national and international publications on human rights for people with disabilities and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on guardianship and disability rights. She was the Convenor of the 2012 World Congress on Adult Guardianship. [ADS, MHS]
Spratt, Peter AM FIEAust LFAIB
General Member. Consulting Sole Practitioner Multi-discipline Civil Engineer qualified as an Environmental Engineer, Municipal Engineer, Building Surveyor, Hydraulic Engineer and Structural Engineer with special expertise in conservation.
Conservation experience includes some 300 major studies and projects ranging over 45 years. Works have included assessment and repairs to over 3000 buildings and structures around Australia.
50 years‘ experience in design, construction and maintenance of sewerage ,waste treatment, water supply, stormwater, roads, bridges and structures.
AM awarded in 2011 for services to engineering.
Past Member and Chair of Works Committee, Tasmanian Heritage Council; Past President, Tasmanian Chapter, Australian Institute of Building; Past President, Tasmanian Chapter, Australian Water & Waste Water Association [RPS]
Steven, Kim BA (Hons) Public Sector Leadership and Management (UTAS)
General member for several years, professional experience of 3 decades of law enforcement, combined with personal interest in community mental health and wellbeing, including involvement as long term board member of NGO working in this field. [MHS]
Mr Storr has had an extensive and varied career in Community Corrections from Probation & Parole Officer and culminating in the position of State Manager of Community Corrections. At that time the State Manager was also responsible for the administration of the Parole Board as well as services to Victims of Crime which was provided by three separate community-based organisations in Tasmania.
Subsequently, in 2001 he took on the role of Principal Investigation Officer and Coordinator of the Official Visitor Program to the Prisons within the Office of the Ombudsman, a precursor to the present Inspector of Prisons role.
Mr Storr also served as a member of the Parole Board for 12 years until 2020 and has been a Justice of the Peace for thirty years. He has been a member of the TASCAT Protective Division, Mental Health stream for 15 years, under both the current and previous legislation. [MHS]
David is an independent Professional Engineer with over 50 years’ experience in design, construction and project management on a broad range of energy, mining and road infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas.
After graduating from The University of Tasmania in 1968, David worked on several major mining and infrastructure projects in Australia, Canada, Greenland and Scotland before returning to Tasmania and joining Hydro Tasmania in 1980. After working on construction of the Pieman, King and Henty-Anthony schemes for 9 years, he joined DMR as Bridge Construction Engineer before starting his own consulting business in 1996. He was then retained by Hydro Tasmania as a consultant on many of their major civil engineering projects over the next 20 years, while also working on other large dam projects across Australia.
In 2015 David started a Renewable Energy company, developing a number of water diversion schemes on the West coast of Tasmania to help boost existing Hydro Tasmania water storages, and is presently building a small hydro-electric scheme near Zeehan which will feed renewable energy into the Tasmanian grid. [RPS]
Michael was admitted in 1985 and practises as a barrister with the Tasmanian Independent Bar at Malthouse Chambers, Hobart. He is a specialist family lawyer but necessarily has a good working knowledge of other areas of law, including commercial, trust, estates, guardianship and insurance law.
Michael is an experienced AIFLAM accredited mediation-style conference chairperson. [GS, ADS]
Walker, Dr Elizabeth MBBS FRANZCP Cert Child Adol Psych
Completed medical training at the University of Sydney. Has experience in general practice prior to training in psychiatry. Admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and completed advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Hobart and via University of Melbourne and Monash University. Has served as member of the RANZCP Trainee Representative Committee and the RANZCP Tasmanian Branch Committee. Worked as a consultant in child and adolescent and perinatal and infant psychiatry at the Royal Hobart Hospital and in medicolegal practice. Currently in private practice in Hobart. [HPS, MHS]
Wallace, Clinical Associate Professor Robyn BSc(Hons), DipEd, MSc, MBBS, FRACP, CF, PhD, FAFRm, GDipNeurosci, ClinDipPallCare, MDisPrac, GCertHealthMment
Robyn is a consultant physician in internal medicine, also with higher degree qualifications in disability. Within her mainstream clinical hospital practice, she has developed particular skills in healthcare for adults with intellectual disability and adults with mental illness. The scope of her work encompasses clinical practice, research, advisory services, teaching, regulatory issues, engagement with people with intellectual disability as well as development of materials and resources addressing the NDIS-health-disability interface relevant at the hospital and primary care levels. She has been a board member of a disability service provider and has current membership within the board of her specialist physician society, the Tasmanian regional committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and her local hospital medical and consumer advisory groups. [GS, HPS]
Washington, Dr Amy
Dr Amy Washington is a Clinical Psychologist. She completed her training at the University of Tasmania and undertook her doctoral thesis in Traumatic Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress. Amy has previously worked predominantly in Private Practice and Forensic Psychology, having held various positions in Child Safety, Tasmanian Prison Service and Community Corrections. She is currently working in Private Practice as has been in this role since 2005. Amy is an Academic Staff Member at the University of Tasmania and holds the position of Lecturer in Postgraduate Psychology and Counselling Programs. Amy is also a Witness Intermediary with the Witness Intermediary Scheme in the Department of Justice. [HPS, MHS]
After graduating from the University of Tasmania in 1990, Dr Webb registered as a psychologist in 1993. As a long-term member of the Australian Psychological Society, she has worked in a variety of different fields including Community Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health and private practice. Dr Webb specialises in the field of cognitive disability. Dr Webb has a master’s degree in public health and completed Doctoral research at the University of Tasmania, examining the use of restrictive interventions in the disability service system. Dr Webb leads a nationwide allied health team within Oak Possability and is a member of the Tasmanian Parole Board. Dr Webb is a research affiliate with the Applied Research Centre for Disability and Wellbeing and holds a position as a conjoint clinical lecturer at UTAS School of Medicine. Dr Webb’s current research interest is in the field of assessing the internal states and loneliness of those with severe and profound intellectual disabilities.[GS, HPS]
Williams, John B.Com CA
John Williams commenced his career in the accounting profession in 1983. He is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a Chartered Tax Advisor with the Tax Institute of Australia and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is Director of John Williams Accountants Pty Ltd, based in Hobart which has been in operation since 1995 providing specialised accounting and taxation services. Relevant skills in financial assessment, superannuation and estate taxation. [GS]
Williams, Merrilyn, BA. LLB., GradDipRehabCouns(Psych), MRehabCouns(Psych)
Admitted as a solicitor in 1994. Member (Legal) Protective Division, Guardianship and Mental Health streams. Legal member of former Mental Health Tribunal from 2013 and Guardianship and Administration Board from 2019. Qualified Rehabilitation Counsellor. Current Manager Operations, Legal Profession Board of Tasmania. [GS, MHS]
Winter, Robert BA LLB, AICLA (Aff)
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and High Court of Australia 1989. Practice areas included Civil, Administrative and Criminal Law. Tribunal Member Anti- Discrimination Tribunal 2013- 2021, Board Member Integrity Commission of Tasmania 2018- present. Member Local Government Code of Conduct Panel 2017-present. Former member TFL Tribunal. [ADS]
Wise, Peter BA LLB GAICD
Admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1993 and worked as a solicitor in private legal practice. Since 1997 held various senior legal, compliance and governance roles with the Retirement Benefits Fund Board and the Office of the Superannuation Commission. Member of the Tasmanian former Mental Health Tribunal since 2004. [MHS]
Marietta has a Master of Town Planning degree from the University of Tasmania and has had over 30 years’ experience as a land use planner.
She has held strategic and policy planning roles in the Tasmanian government as well as working on regional planning projects in Queensland.
Over the last 10 years, while a Senior Planning Consultant with the Tasmanian Planning Commission, Marietta was a Commission delegate for a wide range of matters that came before the Commission, including planning scheme amendments, combined amendments and permits, the draft State Planning Provisions and draft Local Provisions Schedules. [RPS]
TASCAT stream abbreviations
ADS Anti-Discrimination stream
FPS Forestry Practices stream
GS Guardianship stream
HPS Health Practitioners stream
MHS Mental Health stream
PCS Personal Compensation stream
RPS Resource & Planning stream