Staying on board the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board

Media Release


02 June 2017

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the reappointment of experienced member of the Board of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Professor Sarah Derrington.

Mr Chester said that in her previous five years on the board, Professor Derrington's expertise in maritime law has proven to be a valuable asset during deliberations on a wide range of issues.

“Professor Derrington is a Barrister-at-Law specialising in general commercial litigation, maritime, aviation and transport law, insurance law, bankruptcy and insolvency,” Mr Chester said.

“She was previously the Vice Chair of the Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission, and has served on the board of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand.

“She is also the current Academic Dean of Law at the University of Queensland, a member of the boards of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and the Australian Maritime College and has been a visiting Professor in maritime law at Nottingham, Nantes and Aix-Marseilles universities.

“Her three-year reappointment ensures that the AMSA Board will continue to benefit from her considerable expertise and skills as it works to ensure Australia's maritime safety capabilities and environmental protection standards are maintained at ‘best-practice’ levels,” Mr Chester said.

Professor Derrington was first appointed to the AMSA Board on 8 May 2012 for a three-year term and re-appointed on 17 June 2015 for a two-year term.