The Environment Protection Board (EP Board) has three members (a President and two ordinary members) appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister.
Established under s.8 of the Environment Protection Act 1970, the EP Board advises to the Minister and the Chairman of EPA Victoria on administration, corporate planning, strategic direction and policies and on national and international trends in environment protection. It has no regulatory role.
Members are independent, non-executive directors appointed part-time for up to three years. They can be reappointed. The current EP Board was appointed on 28 August 2012 for three years.
Mr Bob Welsh, board president
Bob Welsh has been board president since his appointment in May 2006.
Mr Welsh is executive director of Sustainability Advisers Pty Ltd, and director of EcoTrust Australia.
Mr Welsh was also the inaugural chair of Sustainability Victoria, the founding chief executive of VicSuper Pty Ltd and formerly the director of the Victorian Finance Authority and the Victorian Funds Management Corporation.
He has a Bachelor of Economics, a diploma in financial planning and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
Ms Dalton is currently the Principal of Anne Dalton and Associates and has over 25 years’ experience in public and private sector legal practice in government/administrative law, governance, procurement and probity.
Ms Dalton also has over 9 years of public sector non-executive board experience, including appointments to RMIT University (including Chancellor in 2010), the Victorian Government Purchasing Board and the Metropolitan Waste Management Group.
She has a Bachelor of Arts/Law and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Dalton has been recently appointed to the Sustainability Fund Advisory Panel.
Ross McCann is Chairman (and formerly chief executive) of Qenos Pty Ltd, President of the Plastics and Chemical Industry Association (PACIA) and is member of the Sustainability Victoria Board.
Mr McCann has extensive experience in petrochemicals and mineral resources through his executive positions at ICI Australia and WMC Resources Pty Ltd.
He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.