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Organisation structure – description


EPA Victoria reports to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

Chairman Cheryl Batagol and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nial Finegan report to the Minister and are supported by Executive Services.

EPA also has an Interim Board consisting of Dr John Stocker, Professor Rebekah Brown, Ross Pilling, Monique Conheady, Debra Russell, Robert Hogarth and Professor Arie Freiberg. The Interim Board was appointed in January 2017, following the Victorian Government’s response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA, and is supported by the Board Secretary.

EPA has five directorates, each led by an executive director and containing units and advisor roles as follows. EPA’s structure also incorporates a Chief Environmental Scientist (from 1 May).

Strategy Performance & Reform (Cathy Wilkinson)

  • Strategy & Performance
  • Reform

Corporate Services (Annie Volkering)

  • Legal Services
  • Corporate Governance & Risk
  • Finance
  • Technology & Information Enablers, supported by CenITex (external supplier)
  • People & Culture

Regulatory Practice & Strategy (Chris Webb)

  • Operations Strategy
  • Operations Capability
  • Regulatory Programs
  • Environmental Audit
  • Operations Regulatory Practice & Strategy
  • Communications & Engagement
    • Identity
    • Customer & Stakeholder Experience
    • Stakeholder
    • Standards & Capability
    • Design Solutions

Regional Services (Damian Wells)

  • Specialist Operational Services
    • Major Investigations
    • Specialist Regulatory Services
    • Emergency Management, Field Safety & Issues
    • Business Performance & Practice
  • Metropolitan Region
  • Gippsland Region
  • North East Region
  • North West Region
  • Southern Metro Region
  • South West Region

Knowledge, Standards & Assessments (Tim Eaton)

  • Policy & Regulation
  • Development Assessments
  • Major Projects
  • Applied Sciences Group
    • Advisory and Intelligence
    • Programs, Quality & Operations
    • Environmental Solutions
    • Environmental Public Health

Page last updated on 3 Apr 2017