(1) One of the AER members is to be appointed by the Governor-General as the AER Chair, by written instrument. The appointment as AER Chair may be made at the same time as the appointment as AER member, or at a later time.
(2) A person is not eligible for appointment as the AER Chair unless the person is a full-time AER member.
(3) The AER Chair holds office for the period specified in the instrument of appointment. The period must not exceed 5 years.
(4) If the AER Chair ceases to be an AER member, then he or she also ceases to be the AER Chair.
Note: A person may cease to be the AER Chair without ceasing to be an AER member.