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

  • Chair: Ms Anne Britton, Deputy President NSW, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
  • Deputy Chair: Mr Brett Carter, Co-chair, Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal (NZ)
  • Secretary: Mr Malcolm Schyvens,  President, Tasmanian NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT)
  • Treasurer: Peter Britten-Jones, Vice President and Division Head, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, General & Other Divisions
  • Public Officer: Kathryn McKenzie,  COAT Secretariat

Members of Executive:

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

Judge Gerard Phillips
President, Personal Injury Commission

Mr Mark O’Reilly
President, Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT)

Ms Luci Jack
Senior Member, Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TASCAT)

The Hon Justice Kerri Mellifont
President, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)

The Hon Justice Janine Pritchard
President, State Administrative Tribunal (WA)

Mr Grant Pearson
Chair, Social Security Appeals Authority  (NZ)