Executive leadership team
EPA is structured into six directorates, each managed by a member of the executive leadership team.
Our Governing Board is accountable to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Our Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Lee Miezis, reports to the Governing Board and leads our executive leadership team.
Simone Warner is acting leader of the Applied Science Directorate. This directorate supports EPA's investigations of incidents, as well as producing preventative guidance, by providing the most current up-to-date research. Applied Science works with our partners in academia, government, industry and community to improve knowledge about protecting the environment and human health.
Paul Stacchino leads Regulatory Operations Directorate. This directorate delivers regulatory programs and operations aimed at addressing environmental and human health problems effectively and successfully. This directorate provides standardised compliance assessments and strategic engagement with industry, technical advice to Emergency Services during incidents, and programs designed to monitor and enforce regulatory compliance across all guidelines and evaluation measures.
Matt D'Abbs is acting leader of the Regulatory Policy and Permissioning Directorate. The directorate supports a liveable and prosperous Victoria by applying the law under the Act fairly and promptly and proposing policies that support business, community and government stakeholders. This is managed across two units: Policy and Regulation, and Development and Infrastructure.
Dan Keely is acting leader of the Transformation Directorate. This directorate aims to deliver an efficient and public-facing EPA. Continuing assessment of our organisational strategy is conducted through this directorate, which is also responsible for producing our Annual Report and Annual Plan.
Samantha Ludolf leads our Corporate Services Directorate, which supports EPA’s regulatory activities. This is achieved through budgetary prioritising and decision-making, oversight of recruitment, and procurement and spending efficiency across the organisation.
Mark Rossiter leads Regulatory Standards and Enforcement. This directorate oversees the full spectrum of EPA’s regulatory activities, from legal advice and court proceedings, to investigations of offences and communications across all channels.
Reviewed 31 May 2021