Vacancy Details

  • Great opportunity to join a world-class regulator and advance your career.
  • Be at the forefront of key legislative reforms for the Australian agvet sector.
  • Relocation and flexible working arrangements available for the right candidate. 
  • Open to Australian citizens only.

The Opportunity

Do you have a track record of navigating complex legislative reform initiatives? Passionate about making a difference and contribute to people & animal safety? Join us in making a tangible impact on agvet regulations and policies for the betterment of a key Australian industry.

The APVMA’s Office of the Executive General Counsel is seeking applications for an experienced professional with legislative, regulatory, and policy reform experience to fill the role of Director Reform. The role leads the Reform projects function and ensures that the APVMA is suitably placed to strategically respond to reform initiatives. This currently includes:

  • review of the APVMA’s Section 6A Guidelines relating to the Agricultural and Veterinary Medicines Code Act 1994 (the Agvet Code)
  • ongoing consideration of the Final Report of the Independent Review of the Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Regulatory System in Australia, and
  • continued examination of APVMA’s legislation, regulations and policies to ensure that they are operating efficiency and effectively and remain fit for purpose.

More about the position can be found in the Candidate Information Package below.

Our Ideal Candidate / Selection criteria

To be considered for these roles you will need the following essential criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ability to develop, manage and implement legislative, regulatory, and policy reform projects in a complex and sensitive environment.
  2. Highly developed leadership and management skills, including the ability to foster a positive and supportive team culture, and to support and influence the APVMA’s executive leadership group.
  3. Capability to work in a dynamic and busy environment, working with competing priorities and the demonstrated ability to effectively manage and prioritise the workload of a team to deliver agreed outcomes. 
  4. Excellent people and negotiation skills, highly developed communication skills, and the ability to work collegiately with a broad range of stakeholders from industry, government, and the wider community.
  5. Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and manage complex issues for internal and external stakeholders, particularly in the regulatory reform context.

Contact Us

At the APVMA, we value your skills and potential. We provide a collaborative and growth-oriented environment where your contributions are recognized and appreciated. If the prospect of working for a world-class regulator sounds like you and you're ready to take the next step in your career, apply for this position today!

For further information on the position, please contact Kilifoti Eteuati, Executive General Counsel at Please direct any recruitment related enquiries to Jarrod Lee, Talent & Systems Officer on 02 6770 2350 or

We look forward to receiving your application and exploring the possibility of welcoming you to our team.