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, Principal Member, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Deputy Chair: Mr Grant Pearson, Chair, Social Security Appeals Authority  (NZ)
  • Secretary: Mr Malcolm Schyvens, Deputy President and Division Head for the Guardianship Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • Treasurer: The Hon. Justice David Thomas, President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Public Officer: Kathryn McKenzie,  COAT Secretariat

Members of Executive:

The Hon Justice Martin Daubney AM
President, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)

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

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

Ms Anina Johnson
Deputy President, Mental Health Review Tribunal (NSW)

Mr Mark O’Reilly
Alice Springs Member, Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Ms Luci Wilkins
Acting Chief Commissioner &  Chairperson,Workers Rehabilitation & Compensation Tribunal, Asbestos Compensation Tribunal, Health Practitioners Tribunal, Motor Accidents Compensation Tribunal, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (TAS)

Ms Genevieve Nihill
Deputy President, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Mr Garry Rutherford
Arbitrator, Workcover WA

Mr Brett Carter
Co-chair, Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal (NZ)