Animal Medicines Australia’s Executive Director Ben Stapley has welcomed the appointment of Ms Lisa Croft as the CEO of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
“Animal Medicines Australia and our members look forward to continuing to work with Ms Croft and the APVMA to bring veterinary medicines to the Australian market,” said Mr Stapley.
“Ms Croft has worked at the APVMA through the relocation period and has served in both the Deputy CEO and Acting CEO roles. Ms Croft’s experience and leadership in the organisation puts her in a good position to continue to improve the performance of the regulator.
“Following a period of significant upheaval and staff turnover at the APVMA, we have recently seen a pleasing improvement and stabilisation in the APVMA’s timeframe performance. The APVMA, as the regulator, plays a critical part in ensuring that veterinary medicines are available in Australia to protect the health of our pets and for our essential livestock industries.
“Minister Littleproud has advised Dr Chris Parker has returned to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment and I would also like to thank him for his engagement with industry over the last few years.”