It was recently announced that Kareena Arthy has resigned from the position of chief executive officer at the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), after over four years with the agency. Her resignation is effective from 31 May 2017.
Arthy made the decision to leave the APVMA to take up a new opportunity as deputy director-general in the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (ACT Government), which is responsible for the functions of Enterprise Canberra.
“I am proud of my achievements as CEO and take great pride in the Agency that we have built. Together we have built a strong Agency that is future-focused, values integrity and provides confidence to farmers, vets and the community that agricultural and veterinary chemicals are safe and effective to use,” Arthy said.
“I’m leaving at a time when the main elements for the relocation to Armidale are in place. It is the right time for a new CEO to be appointed who can lead the APVMA into its next phase in Armidale.”
The future leadership of the APVMA is a matter for the deputy prime minister.