Dr Sandra Cuthbert was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Food Standards Australia New Zealand  on 31 March 2022.

Sandra has extensive leadership, policy, corporate governance and stakeholder engagement experience across the public and private sectors. She has held senior roles within the Australian Government departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance, and Agriculture, as well as Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).  Prior to her time in the public service Sandra worked as a veterinarian in private practice. 

​Sandra has post graduate qualifications in veterinary medicine and surgery, law, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.