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EHA : EHA Yearbook 2010
(to Dec 2009) Kate Oliver AEHA Kate's qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science. She currently works as a lawyer with Norman Waterhouse in Adelaide, a multi-service law firm that specialises in local government. Kate's practice involves the provision of advice to local government clients on a range of matters including the following: • governance related issues, including meeting procedures, delegations and authorisations; and • regulatory matters, including the issuing of notices and the undertaking of prosecution under various pieces of legislation administered by local government. A large part of Kate's practice consists of advising and representing local government in relation to public and environmental health matters and food matters. She has established herself as a leading practitioner in the environmental health field and is actively involved in the provision of training to Environmental Health Officers across South Australia and has a strong interest in the establishment of best practice initiatives for Environmental Health Officers and local government generally. In particular, Kate has had extensive involvement in the establishment of template instruments of delegation and authorisation for Environmental Health Officers and other officers of local government to assist local government in ensuring the effective and lawful exercise of powers by those officers. Board of Directors EHA ANNUAL REPORT 2010 5 Environmental Health Australia Stephen Davidson FEHA Stephen is the Proprietor of Food Safety Management Solutions and has over twenty six (26) years experience in both Government and Private Sectors. He has been an active member of Environmental Health Australia (formerly AIEH) for many years, holding the positions of NSW Vice President, Board Director and National President 2003-2004. He has also held the positions of Director of the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and member of Restaurant & Catering NSW (Gold Licence Accreditation) Board. In 2006 Stephen was recognised for his dedication and service to EHA and the profession of Environmental Health, with advancement to Fellow membership status. Stephen's qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), Diploma in Applied Science (Health & Building Surveying), Certificate IV Training & Workplace Assessment and a Diploma in Horticulture. He joined EHA as a member in 1993. Stephen's background includes Environmental Health Management, International Food Safety Auditing, Training, Lecturing, Horticulture and Business Management. His experience includes food safety auditing throughout Asia Pacific, food safety management at the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Rugby World Cup and major sporting and entertainment activities at Sydney Olympic Park. Stephen has advised State and Federal Government bodies on environmental health matters and represented the profession and EHA on many key committees and working parties.. (to Jul 2009) (to Feb 2010) Ron Fry MEHA Ron has been an Environmental Health Officer since 1986 and is employed by the Hobart City Council. He joined EHA in 1987 and was elected to the Tasmanian Branch Council in 2003. He holds a Diploma of Applied Science (Environmental Health) awarded by the Institute of TAFE Tasmania in 1996 and a Bachelor of Adult Vocation and Education from the University of Tasmania in 1997. Ron has gained experience in the profession working with other councils in the greater Hobart area, the North West coast of Tasmania and for a short period with the Department of Health and Human Services in the area of food safety. In 1995 he joined the Institute of TAFE Tasmania where he taught a number of subjects in the current Advanced Diploma of Environmental Health course for eight years. During this time he was awarded a Bachelor of Adult Vocation and Education from the University of Tasmania. He also delivers food handler training to food business operators for the Hobart City Council. Ron is Senior Vice President of the Tasmanian Branch of EHA.