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Today, the Safety Institute of Australia announced the transition of the registrar role for the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board with Meagan Browne replacing Pam Pryor who has undertaken the registrar role since the inception of the Board.

The registrar role is crucial to the effectiveness of the Accreditation Board. Not only is the registrar secretary to the Board, they manage the accreditation process and play a vital role in creating constructive relationships between the Board, the universities and individual program coordinators and educators.

Emeritus Professor Mike Capra, chair of the Accreditation Board, said that Pam had been a driving force for the establishment and functions of the Board and had created processes that will greatly facilitate the continued successful operation of the Board. Her enthusiasm and devotion to the development of OHS education in Australia is unsurpassed. The Board expresses its thanks to Pam and offers her its best wishes for the future.

Professor Capra noted that the Board has appointed a worthy successor to Pam in Meagan Browne, an OHS professional with significant experience in the OHS sector, previously a senior manager with an OHS regulator and an inaugural member of the Accreditation Board.

SIA Chairman Patrick Murphy also welcomed Meagan and thanked Pam for her contribution. “The work of the Accreditation board is one of the cornerstones of our broader capability agenda, and has been making an important contribution to a growing quality and consistency of higher education in health and safety. Pam’s work as the foundation Registrar has been invaluable, and Meagan’s arrival comes at a time when the Accreditation process moves into its first generation of re-assessments and reviews.”
Meagan said that she had been very impressed by the collaborative and constructive approach taken by the Board and the university academics involved in the accreditation process during her time as a Board member, and was looking forward to contributing to that good work in a different role in the future.

For media enquiries:
Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board:
Registrar, Meagan Browne, [email protected]
Mob 0413 483 203
Chair, Professor Mike Capra, [email protected]
Mob 0421 744 337
Safety, Institute of Australia:
CEO, David Clarke [email protected]
Mob 0416 156 923

This media release is also available as a PDF.

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