COAT was established at a meeting of Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand heads on 6 June 2002. The following are the current appointed officeholders to the COAT Executive:

  • Chair: Ms Anne Britton, Principal Member, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NSW)
  • Deputy Chair: Mr David Plunkett, Chair, Weathertight Homes Tribunals (NZ)
    Secretary: Ms Kath McEvoy, Associate Professor, Adelaide University (SA)
  • Treasurer: The Hon. Justice David Thomas, President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (QLD)
  • Public Officer: Belinda Cassidy, Special Counsel, Stacks Goudkamp

Members of Executive:

James Crichton
Chief, Employment Relations Authority, New Zealand

The Hon Justice Martin Daubney AM
President, Queensland and Administrative Tribunal

The Hon Justice Judy Hughes
President, SA Civil & Administrative Tribunal (SACAT)

Mr Graeme Neate AM
President, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACT)

Mr Malcolm Schyvens
Deputy President and Division Head for the Guardianship Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NSW)

Ms Genevieve Nihill
Deputy President, VIC Civil and Admiistrative Tribunal (VIC)

Mr Garry Rutherford
Arbitrator, Workcover WA (WA)