A new board to lead EPA Victoria into a new era
For the first time since it was established in 1971, from 1 July 2018 EPA Victoria will have a governing board. The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Dr Gillian Sparkes, welcomed board members announced this week and said, 'the establishment of a EPA as a statutory authority with a governing board to deliver the step change that Victorians sought through the EPA Inquiry, is an historic step.'
The eight board members bring a wide range of skills and knowledge and will lead the EPA into a new era under Chair Ms Batagol – other members are:
- Mr Greg Tweedly (Deputy Chair)
- Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith
- Mr Graeme Ford
- Professor Rebekah Brown
- Ross Pilling
- Ms Monique Conheady
- Ms Debra Russell.
The Commissioner also congratulated Ms Cheryl Batagol who has been Chair of the EPA since 2009, on her reappointment.