Department of Customer Service NSW
Rose is the Deputy Secretary of the Better Regulation Division in the NSW Department of Customer Service. In this role she is NSW Fair Trading Commissioner and is also responsible for SafeWork NSW and a number of other regulatory functions.
Immediately before taking up her current position Rose spent three and half years at the Hong Kong Competition Commission where she was first Senior Executive Director, and then CEO.
Between 2001 and 2008, and again between 2011 and 2014, Rose worked for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) including as NSW Regional Director and Executive General Manager for Mergers and Adjudication. Rose has also worked in environmental regulation at the Commonwealth level and was at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) from 1991 to 2001.
Environment Protection Authority NSW
Tracy Mackey has dedicated her career to safeguarding communities. Since entering the public sector in 2002, she has applied her inclusive leadership style and progressive approach to strategy and policy development across a range of government departments and agencies. From emergency services and immigration to aged care and early childhood education, Tracy is driven to make a positive impact on the communities we all share.
As the CEO, NSW Environment Protection Authority, Tracy brings together the expertise and broad perspective she’s gained from a career spanning all three tiers of government to lead the largest environmental regulator in Australia.
In this role, Tracy is responsible for delivering outcomes and providing regulatory assurance that protects the environment and enables industry to contribute to a strong economy.
Tracy has also spent time at the executive level at a large not-for-profit provider, at a multi-national consulting firm and leading her own consulting practice. Complementing her executive roles, Tracy brings experience as a non-executive director on a number of Boards.
Victoria University of Wellington
Dr. Jeroen van der Heijden is a Professor of Public Governance and Chair in Regulatory Practice at the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. He also is an Honorary Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australia National University. Jeroen works closely with the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative (G-REG) to improve regulatory practice and regulatory stewardship in New Zealand and elsewhere.
Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator
Sue McCarrey has been in the position of Australia’s National Rail Safety Regulator since December 2014.
In addition to guiding the ONRSR through a critical phase in its evolution, Sue oversees the nation’s standalone Rail Safety National Law and works with industry to ensure a safe rail system for the community and to deliver the social and economic benefits flagged by the national transport reforms.
Prior to joining the ONRSR, Sue enjoyed a distinguished career in the Western Australian public sector where she led a review of port authority governance, metropolitan transport planning and the regional freight transport plan in her role as Deputy Director General – Policy Planning and Investment, with the Western Australian Department of Transport.
Department of Health & Human Services, VIC
Anna enjoys using innovation to deliver better outcomes for the community.
She is an experienced government administrator, working with both Commonwealth and State Government in central and portfolio agencies. She has skills in public policy development, leadership, regulation, program management and collaboration.
In her current role as Chief Officer of Medicines and Poisons Regulation in Victoria, her leadership skills have built a culture of innovation which has resulted in the team adopting new technology like SafeScript to better target activities and be more responsive.
She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Monash University. Many people have asked her what chemistry has to do with being a public servant. Her science background means that she uses evidence as the basis for decisions and she is not afraid of trying new ways of doing things and learning from the experience.
Anna has worked in many different roles which include:
Better Regulation Victoria
Don Parker has had extensive policy experience including in the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Northern Territory Government in executive roles in both central agencies and line departments and as Principal Economic Adviser to an NT Chief Minister, before joining the Department of Treasury and Finance in Melbourne in 2006.
Don was then involved in advising on economic policy, providing macroeconomic forecasts, and prudential supervision of the state’s public financial enterprises. Since joining Better Regulation Victoria in 2017, Don has assisted Commissioner Anna Cronin in improving Victoria’s regulatory scrutiny processes, and working with regulators to implement reforms, especially over the past year as regulators responded to the Covid emergency, which profoundly affected their own operations and those they regulated.
Australian Government Department of Health
Alex Taylor is the Director of Risk Treatment at the Australian Government Department of Health. Alex is responsible for designing and developing the most informed and appropriate compliance treatments to address threats to the integrity of the Medical Benefits Scheme (Medicare), and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and a range of other Australian Government health programs. Treatment design is informed through data, intelligence and engagement with the regulated community; and incorporates an understanding and appreciation of risk to ensure resulting compliance programs are best targeted to achieve optimal results.
Alex was previously the Director of Waste Regulation for the ACT Government, with responsibility for regulating all waste facilities and transport activities undertaken in the Territory, including the ACT Container Deposit Scheme. Prior to this, Alex led and managed a number of regulatory teams at the Commonwealth level covering legislation concerning National Environment Protection Measures, greenhouse gases and ozone, fuel quality, product stewardship (Television and Computer Recycling Scheme) and the protection of matters of national environmental significance.
Alex holds qualifications in Environmental Science, Organisational Change Management, Project Management, Statutory Compliance, Quality Audit and Information Technology.
Environment Protection Authority VIC
Chris Webb is the Executive Lead for Legislative Transformation at EPA Victoria. As the architect of a world first preventative duty model of legislation for environmental regulation, he is now focussed on helping reshape the organisation to be ready to deliver when it comes into effect in 2020. He has has worked across all aspects of regulation, and has built high performing teams with innovative approaches, as well as contributing to the community of practice across Australia. Prior to working as a regulator Chris’ background has included risk, safety and environmental management in the oil industry and major events such as the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. He joined EPA in 2010 from WorkSafe Victoria where he lead the regulation of the Utilities and Construction industries.
With this strong practical industry grounding, and experience across regulators, Chris has the firm belief that one of the secrets to unlocking great regulatory practice is understanding the connection that internal culture has with the external experience of the regulator, and the critical role it plays in delivering effective outcomes.
Department of Agriculture, Water & the Environment
Pierre Skorich is the Principal Director, Compliance Testing and Intervention at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, with responsibility for strategic and operational intelligence and compliance analytics.
Pierre has had an extensive career across the Australian Public Service occupying a diverse set of policy, operational, central agency and corporate roles across nine federal government agencies. He has a particular interest in strategic risk management, regulation, corporate governance, managing complexity in policy making and programme evaluation Pierre has worked in senior roles in risk, performance, assurance, regulatory compliance, enforcement and organisational design across the Commonwealth at The Department of Agriculture, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Finance and Deregulation, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Australian Federal Police, the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Clean Energy Regulator.
Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation
Scott May is Executive Director, Regulatory Policy and Legal Services and General Counsel of the Victorian Commission for Gambling & Liquor Regulation. In his role, Scott oversees the provision of all Legal, Policy, Regulatory Strategy and Commission Secretariat services to the Commission and also has oversight of the Commission as a tribunal, major licensee disciplinary actions, freedom of information matters, Commission prosecutions, integrity-related matters and board secretariat for the organisation. Prior to joining the VCGLR in 2014, Scott held senior roles at the Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner (now the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner).
Better Regulation Victoria
Dom is a Senior Research Economist works at Better Regulation Victoria (BRV). BRV supports Victorian Government agencies to make better regulation including risk-based regulation. Dom and other BRV staff support the Victorian Commissioner for Better Regulation to assess the adequacy of regulatory impact statements (RISs), convene the Victorian Regulators’ Forum and work with Government agencies to address red tape issues raised by business. This wide range of work and stakeholders gives BRV a broad perspective on regulation. Dom has previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission. Dom has a Master of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne. His thesis on buying vs renting a home was adapted into a journal article in the Economic Record.”
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator Australian Government Department of Health
Mr Neil Ellis is the Executive Director of the Regulatory Practice and Compliance Branch within the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, Department of Health. His responsibilities include regulatory practice, oversight of monitoring and compliance activities, stakeholder communication and international cooperation. Prior to his involvement in gene technology regulation, Mr Ellis has worked across the Australian Government in various regulatory roles including biosecurity, environmental protection, and chemical and medicine safety.
With Purpose Consulting
Adam Beaumont – Strategist, Facilitator and Regulatory Consultant, With Purpose Consulting (https://withpurpose.consulting).
Adam has over 20 years experience in environment, sustainability and regulation. He’s held senior and executive roles with EPA Victoria and with the global not for profit the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), first as the CEO of FSC Australia and New Zealand, then as the Senior Executive responsible for FSC operations across Asia Pacific.
He sits on the regulatory advisory panel for Victoria’s Conservation Regulator, and an advisory board of a Behaviour Change advertising agency specialising in transport safety. He is a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Victoria (IPAA) and co-founder of the Victorian Regulators Community of Practice, now hosted by the Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as part of the National Regulators Community of Practice. Adam has worked in the private sector, state government, with independent regulators, national and global not for profit organisations and with major brands and retailers.
Adam has worked with a range of state and national regulators including EPA Victoria, the Victoria Building Authority, Human Services Regulator, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Conservation Regulator, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra), NDIS Commission and provided regulatory support to organisations undertaking regulatory functions including Forest Fire Victoria, Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), Solar Victoria and Lower Murray Water Authority.
He recently undertook a joint review of Western Australia regulators and their potential to adopt a regulatory stewardship model such as that used in NZ, and led the reform of EPA Victoria’s landfill licensing system, facility licensing regime, use of statutory notices and illegal waste strike force whilst a Senior Manager at EPA. Adam also undertook a global study tour on regulatory practice with WorkSafe Victoria staff whilst an EPA employee and later led the renewal of the WorkSafe – EPA MOU.
Adam holds a Masters in Environmental Law, a Bachelor of Forest Science (Hons), post-graduate qualification in Investigations, Compliance, Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a 2018 AsiaLink Business Graduate.
KPMG Management Consulting Group
Jane is a skilled learning and development professional with extensive experience working with regulatory agencies designing and delivering practical and effective tailored learning solutions that build capability, leadership, and culture. Her mission is to help people work, learn and perform better together. Regulatory agencies that Jane has worked with include WorkSafe Victoria, EPA Victoria, Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, NT WorkSafe, WA Racing, Gaming and Liquor, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Department of Health and Human Services.