CFA welcomes new Standards CEO

CFA welcomes the Board of Standards Australia’s decision to appoint Dr Bronwyn Evans as Chief Executive Officer, due to the forthcoming retirement of incumbent Colin Blair.

“The appointment follows an exhaustive and rigorous process in which many high-calibre candidates were considered and assessed,” said Dr Alan Morrison, Chairman, Standards Australia.

An engineer by profession, Dr Evans will come to the role following an extensive global career in healthcare and engineering, having most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Quality, Clinical and Regulatory at Cochlear Limited. Prior to that Dr Evans held senior positions at GE Healthcare and Ultrasound. Dr Evans is a fellow of Engineers Australia.

Dr Morrison said an orderly transition is planned, with Mr Blair continuing to serve in the role until Dr Evans commences on 28 October 2013.

“I would like to pay tribute to Colin Blair, who has focused the organisation’s efforts around our core mission of developing internationally-aligned Australian Standards in the national interest,” Dr Morrison concluded.

As CEO, Dr Evans will be responsible for the implementation of Standards Australia’s 2014-18 Strategic Plan which unambiguously outlines the organisation’s vision, mission and priorities.

Commenting on her appointment, Dr Evans said: “I’m excited by the opportunity to lead an organisation which I have respected for many years, and which offers such tangible benefits to the Australian community.”