NICNAS is a statutory scheme located within the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

 

Its Director is a statutory office holder with specific functions and powers under the Act.

 

In exercising these functions, the Director is directly responsible to the Minister for Health and Ageing through the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister.

 

NICNAS has a three-stream structure, two of which (chemical assessments and regulatory activity, including compliance) undertake activities under the Act. The business management and communication stream supports them.

 

NICNASís skill base is diverse. Professional qualifications are held by a high proportion of staff.

 

Three non-statutory committees made up of experts provide advice to NICNAS: the Community Engagement Forum, the Industry Government Consultative Committee and the States and Territories Memorandum of Understanding Group.

 

Additional information about these groups may be found later in this section.

 

NICNAS organisational chart

 

Org chart

 

Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for Health and Ageing: Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

 

DIRECTOR: Marion Healy

 

Regulatory Strategy: Roshini Jayewardene

 

Notification & Assessment: Hana Hamdan

 

Existing Chemicals: Sneha Satya

 

Compliance and Reporting: Nick Walton

 

Reform: Matthew Gredley (Acting)

 

Business Strategy and Communication: Nick Miller

 

IT Business Strategy: Kate Liddell

 

Communication: John Sawkins

 

Finance: Marion Sinclair

 

Office Management: Deanna Kettle

 

States and Territories Memorandum of Understanding Group

 

Industry Government Consultative Committee

 

Community Engagement Forum