The remaining appointments to the new Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) governing board have been announced by Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio.
The board members have been selected for their skills and knowledge of their roles and will be key to implementing the state government’s EPA reform agenda, according to the Victorian Government.
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Ms Cheryl Batagol will be chair of the governing board and will lead and eight-person board that includes:
- Mr Greg Tweedly (Deputy Chair)
- Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith
- Mr Graeme Ford
- Professor Rebekah Brown
- Ross Pilling
- Ms Monique Conheady
- Ms Debra Russell.
Ms Batagol has been Chair of the EPA under the current governing structure since 2009. She brings more than 40 years of experience in waste management, water and environment sectors to the positions.
The Board will come into operation on 1 July and will lead the EPA in implementing its response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA.
Ms D’Ambrosio said the Victorian Government is making sure the EPA is equipped with the people, powers and resources it needs to do its job and protect Victoria’s environment.
“This board has a fantastic cross section of experience and knowledge to help us implement our vital reforms to the EPA,” Ms D’Ambrosio said.