Who we are

Organisation structure


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

Chairperson Cheryl Batagol PSM 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 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.

Strategy, People & Performance (Dr Cathy Wilkinson)

  • Planning & Performance
  • Reform
  • Policy & Regulation
  • People & Culture
  • Communications & Engagement
    • Strategic Communications
    • Customer & Stakeholder Experience
    • Stakeholder Standards & Capability
    • Stakeholder Design Solutions

Board Secretary & Corporate (Tony Matthews)

  • Legal Services
  • Finance
  • Information Technology, supported by CenITex (external supplier)

Practice & Assurance (Chris Webb)

  • Regulatory Capability & Improvement
  • Preventative & Priority Programs
  • Industry Guidance 

Regional Services (Damian Wells)

  • Regional Support & Investigations
    • Major Investigations
    • Specialist Regulatory Services
    • Regional Performance Support
  • Regional Operations & Emergency Management
    • Metropolitan Region
    • Gippsland Region
    • North East Region
    • North West Region
    • Southern Metro Region
    • South West Region
    • Emergency Management

Assessments (Tim Eaton)

  • Environmental Audit
  • Regulatory Programs
  • Development Assessments
  • Major Projects & Planning

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

Page last updated on 29 Mar 2018