Bronwyn Clark is the APC's Chief Executive Officer, appointed in 2012. Bronwyn trained as a pharmacist in New Zealand. Her international career has spanned:
hospital and community pharmacy
education and regulation
Bronwyn is interested in developing and expanding the way that pharmacists practice. She is also an advocate for developing cultural competence in the profession. This interest shines through our Indigenous Health Strategy Group.
Bronwyn's contribution to pharmacy reaches beyond APC to her work as:
Chair of the FIP Consortium (for provision and partnerships)
former Chair of the Health Professions Accreditation Collaborative Forum
member of the International Committee for Life Long Learning in Pharmacy Conferences
membership of other international regulatory groups.
Brett Streatfeild - Chief Operating Officer
FCPA, CAHRI, MAICD
Brett is APC's Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary. He brings more than 30 years’ experience in senior and executive management, corporate and consulting roles across public, NFP and private sectors. This includes extensive experience within all these sectors in healthcare administration, program delivery and policy.
Brett firmly believes in corporate services serving as an enabling business capability, and that innovation and productivity uplift is faster, cheaper, and more effective when enacted through a calm and deliberate approach, supported by an effective strategy. Brett has completed an Executive Leadership Program at Harvard Business School, is a former Big4 Senior Partner, Business Owner, CFO and Corporate Advisor and brings this broad perspective and experience.
Brett has also been the Treasurer and Non-Executive Board Member of Woden Community Service since 2016.
Kate Spencer – Executive Director Professional Services
Kate is the Executive Director Professional Services. In her role she manages the professional services areas including:
accreditation of pharmacy programs and CPD accrediting organisations
skills assessments of overseas trained pharmacists
Kate is a registered pharmacist who has held previous roles in:
community pharmacy (including undertaking medication reviews, supporting aged care facilities and delivering medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence)
pharmacy regulation and compliance
Kate has completed Lead Auditor Training with SAI Global and the Executive Leadership Program for Regulators through the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).
Kate joined APC in 2016 and is passionate about quality education and life-long learning to maintain a strong pharmacy workforce.
Elizabeth (Beth) Kerrison – Director Examinations
B Ed, M Ed Admin, M Public Policy, Grad Dip Risk Mgmt & Corp Governance, Cert IV Government Investigations
Leading our Examinations team, Beth manages:
The suite of APC examinations including the key areas of exam development, operations and strategic partnering.
Beth has a background in international education, risk management, corporate governance, operations, quality assurance and high stakes examinations management. She worked in South Korea and Japan before returning to Canberra to work with IDP Education Ltd. At IDP she managed operations across South East Asia, Africa, Middle East and South Asia. From 2010 she held the global quality and compliance role for the IELTS test establishing the audit, investigation and professional standards function for IDP global network before moving to the university sector in 2017.
Outside of work, Beth is the chair of the ACT Chapter of the Pinnacle Foundation which raises funds for scholarships for vulnerable LGBTI youth.
Claire Bekema – Director Accreditation
Claire is a registered pharmacist with diverse experience working in the hospital pharmacy, community pharmacy & health care sectors.
Claire has a background in clinical education, standards development, accreditation, policy and regulation, clinical governance, quality improvement and project management.
She has previously worked for APC as Director Accreditation from 2015-2017 before taking on opportunities which include:
Consultant leading the development of SHPA Standard of Practice for Pharmacy Technicians to support Clinical Pharmacy Services
Integration of a clinical governance framework into the Quality Care Pharmacy Program – the quality accreditation program for community pharmacies in Australia
Workforce policy and regulation, including pharmacist scope of practice at the Pharmacy Guild of Australia
ACSQHC Primary Care Committee
Claire has returned to APC in 2022 to lead our work in reviewing and developing accreditation standards for existing and emerging pharmacy education programs.
Claire continues to work regularly in pharmacy in the ACT to maintain her connection with her community.
Linda Thompson – Director People and Finance
Linda Thompson is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years professional experience in the Canberra region. Linda has worked in a variety of business environments, including:
Tax, Business Services and Consultancy in Public Practice
Small and Medium Size business, including business ownership
NFP and quasi government organisations
Linda has a strong focus on service delivery to internal and external stakeholders and statutory compliance. Over the past 35 years Linda has volunteered her time as a technical official, judge, Treasurer and committee member to various sporting associations in the region.
BComm (Management Sciences)
Rodney is the Director of Digital Transformation and Information Technology (IT) Services. His role is to lead and oversee APC's IT service delivery, digital enablement and transformation to ensure efficient, robust and secure technology investment.
Rodney is an experienced Business Technologist, Entrepreneur and IT Executive with over 25 years of professional services and commercial management experience. He has operated his own IT consulting firm and worked for some of the largest Australian and International technology and management consulting companies across the private, health and government sectors.
BTh, BSW, MSW
Leading the Engagement Team, Joe manages:
Having attained tertiary qualifications in social work, Joe has expanded his knowledge through positions in law enforcement, social work, and business management positions within a diverse range of sectors.
Joe has had extensive experience working with vulnerable and economically disadvantaged populations. While working with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Far Northern Queensland he led multidisciplinary teams comprised of Social Workers, Psychologists and Occupational Therapists based in remote locations throughout Cape York.
In CEO and Executive leadership roles, Joe has overseen complex governance and accreditation procedures across multiple organisations, and has assessed against diverse Quality and Safety standards, including:
National Disability Insurance Scheme Practice Standards
Australian Services Excellence Standards
Australian Retirement Village Accreditation Scheme
National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards.
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