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Organisation structure


EPA Victoria’s Governing Board is accountable to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Cathy Wilkinson reports to the Governing Board.

The Governing Board are Cheryl Batagol PSM (Chairperson), Dr Greg Tweedly (Deputy Chair), Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith, Graeme Ford, Professor Rebekah Brown, Ross Pilling, Monique Conheady and Debra Russell. The board was appointed in May 2018 and is supported by the Board Secretary.

EPA has six directorates, each led by an executive director and containing units and advisor roles as follows. EPA’s structure also incorporates a Chief Environmental Scientist.

Applied Science & Chief Environmental Scientist (Dr Andrea Hinwood)

  • Office of the Chief Environmental Scientist
  • Applied Science
    • Advisory & Intelligence
    • Programs, Quality & Operations
    • Environmental Solutions
    • Environmental Public Health

Regulatory Standards, Assessments & Permissioning (Tim Eaton)

  • Development Assessments
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Environmental Audit
  • Major Projects & Planning

Regulatory Operations (Paul Stacchino)

  • Regional Operations & Emergency Management
    • Metropolitan Region
    • Gippsland Region
    • North East Region
    • North West Region
    • Southern Metro Region
    • South West Region
    • Emergency Operations & Capability
  • Regional Performance Support
  • Regulatory Programs
    • Preventative & Priority Programs
    • Specialist Regulatory Services
    • Regulatory Programs
    • Resource Recovery Facilities Audit Taskforce

Regulatory Capability, Engagement & Legal (Mark Rossiter)

  • Regulatory Approach & Capability
    • Regulatory Development
    • Regulatory Capability & Improvement
    • Industry Guidance
  • General Counsel
    • Legal Services
    • Major Investigations 
  • Communications & Engagement
    • Standards & Capability
    • Strategic Communications
    • Stakeholder Solutions
    • Customer & Stakeholder Experience 
  • Directorate Operations

Transformation (Craig Mutton)

  • Transformation Management Office
    • Transformation Programs
    • Change & Collaboration
  • Planning & Performance
  • Legislative Transition 

Board Secretary & Corporate (Tony Matthews)

  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology, supported by CenITex (external supplier)
  • People & Culture
  • Executive Services

Page last updated on 27 Nov 2019