Department of Health
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Jason Bentley has almost 30 years’ experience in criminal investigation, law enforcement and regulatory investigation and management from the NSW Police Force and NSW environmental regulatory agencies. Jason is currently employed as Chief Investigator, Specialist Investigations Section and Waste Crime Taskforce (WCT) within the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The WCT is a multi-disciplinary team which was formed by the EPA in 2017 to prevent waste crime by disrupting illegal business models through intelligence-led investigations and other regulatory responses. Jason also manages a team of senior investigators on behalf of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. Jason holds a number of formal qualifications, including a Bachelor of Science (Marine Science and Management), a Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management, a Diploma of Government (Management), and a Diploma of Government (Investigations). He is currently enrolled in a Master of Criminology at Sydney University. Jason has an interest in achieving positive environmental and community outcomes through environmental investigation and regulation.
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Dr Jamie Orchard is a lawyer of over 30 years standing who has practiced primarily in the fields of litigation, enforcement and dispute resolution. Jamie has held executive positions within regulators such as Director of Enforcement of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Managing Director of Enforcement of the Dubai Financial Services Authority and Executive General Manager (Resolutions) of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Jamie is currently the National Director of Legal Services of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Jamie has a particular interest in the operations of regulators and has significant experience in implementing new approaches within such bodies to ensure the most effective resolution of complaints.
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.
Sue has a Bachelor of Law, Masters in Policy and Administration and a Bachelor of Education with Honours.
Natural Resources Access Regulator
Graeme has a strong background in delivering significant reforms in natural resource management. He has led teams responsible for compliance planning and the prosecution of offences related to fisheries, marine parks and water regulation. As Director, Regional Water Regulation (West – Murray Darling), Graeme leads the regional delivery of contemporary risk-based regulation. He oversees a number of regionally based teams and the NRAR’s work with stakeholders within the West region. His team proactively monitors and oversees stakeholder referrals and leads proactive regional compliance & enforcement campaigns, compliance monitoring, investigations and enforcement to ensure compliance with water legislation
The Behavioural Insights Team
Ravi is a Senior Advisor at BIT, and leads the Australian team in compliance, regulation and consumer markets. Ravi has helped a number of regulators understand and overcome behavioural barriers to compliance, and is a co-author of BIT’s Applying Behavioural Insights to Regulated Markets. Ravi has worked extensively with regulators such as the ACCC, ASIC, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, as well as a range of federal and state departments with regulatory and compliance functions.
The Behavioural Insights Team (aka ‘The Nudge Unit’ ) is the world’s leading organisation specialising in the application of behavioural insights to public policy. For nearly a decade BIT has been at the forefront of behavioural science, with extensive experience across a range of fields including health, education, labour markets, consumer regulation and taxation. Some of BIT’s most famous work has been in the compliance and regulation space, including adding a simple sentence to a tax letter that brought forward over £200,000,000 in revenue.
Northern Territory Police
A member of the NT Police Force since 1998, Karl has worked as a Detective Sergeant over the last 10 years in the following areas Major Crime, Child Abuse Taskforce, Criminal Investigation Development Unit and Serious Crime Squad. Karl was granted a Churchill Fellowship in 2014 and studied and trained in investigative interviewing in England. Karl returned to the NT and implemented a tiered approach to interview training and obtained tier 4 interview advisor qualification from QPOL.
Currently, Karl is the Acting OIC is the Serious Crime Squad.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Joe has worked exclusively as a lawyer in government practice for almost 20 years, having spent time practising in the legal sections of a variety of Commonwealth Government Agencies and Departments including the Commonwealth Superannuation Administration (ComSuper), the then Department of Education Science and Training and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs..
Joe is currently Manager of the Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Branch within the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Division of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Prior to that he was Manager of CASA’s Legal Branch from April 2010 and a lawyer in the Legal Branch from February 2007.
In his current role, Joe is responsible for leading a team of lawyers and law enforcement professionals in the provision to CASA of a number of legal and related functions, including management of litigation in which CASA is a party, criminal investigations into alleged contraventions of the aviation legislation, alcohol and other drug testing of aviation industry participants and legal support to administrative decision-making involving the exercise of CASA’s enforcement related regulatory powers.
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in regulatory services and senior management roles in the NSW Government and is a member of the National Fisheries Compliance Committee.
After serving 10 years as a uniformed compliance officer and 17 years in senior management, Patrick has been the Director of Fisheries Compliance with the NSW Department of Primary Industries since 2015.
Leading a state-wide team of regulatory officers monitoring around one million active participants across a range of aquatic resource management programs requires a skilled and capable workforce with a strong enforcement culture, complemented by effective prosecutions systems.
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Amiette Wakenshaw is Head of the NSW EPA’s Learning and Regulatory Capability Team and delivers investigations and environmental regulation training for the NSW EPA and other environmental regulators through the AELERT Professional Development & Training Program. In 2015 Amiette was awarded the national AELERT Achievement Award for Enhancing the Regulatory Craft for her work in this field.
She has worked for the NSW EPA (and its predecessors) for 21 years as an Operations Officer and Investigator and has extensive practical experience in all aspects of regulation.
She has a Bachelor of Science, Masters of Environmental Science, Diploma in Government (Investigations), and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Tax Practitioners Board, Australian Taxation Office
Andrew is an investigator with the Australian Taxation Office. He has eight years of experience across government, including audit, compliance, investigations, law interpretation and dispute resolution. Andrew has provided technical expertise and procedural advice to a range of stakeholders, including guidance on law interpretation, comparative analyses of legal treatment across jurisdictions, strategy for legal proceedings, and development of analytical methodologies.
Andrew has formal qualifications in accounting, economics, commerce, law, management, international business and investigations. He holds a Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing, and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Andrew maintains strong engagement with regulators, practitioners and academics through involvement at forums, workshops and symposiums for the OECD, UN and other international organisations.
Eric started working in the regulatory compliance function five years ago applying his experience in workplace relations and behavioural change to the heavy vehicle industry.
In that time the Heavy Vehicle Services function at VicRoads has shifted its primary focus from penalisation of past non-compliance to deterrence of future non-compliance.
Technology and intelligence analysis are used to identify patterns of non-compliance and apply proportionate responses to improve the future compliance of heavy vehicle drivers and operators.
Eric enjoys identifying ways to improve compliance with Heavy Vehicle regulations to improve the productivity and the safety of the heavy vehicle industry.
Alexandra Mathews-Peat is the Family Liaison Officer in the Enforcement Group of WorkSafe Victoria. She provides information and support to injured workers and families who have experienced a work related fatality throughout the WorkSafe investigation and prosecution process.
Alex has a Masters in Social Work from RMIT and prior to joining WorkSafe worked for the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Stephanie Morrow LLB (Hons)(Melb) BCA (Melb) GradDLP, LLM (Melb) is an LIV Accredited Criminal Law Specialist based in Melbourne, with expertise in the prosecution of white collar and corporate crime. She works as a principal solicitor, prosecuting offences for the Environment Protection Authority, Victoria. She has also prosecuted offences for Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV), Worksafe Victoria (as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions) and has conducted civil penalty litigation for CAV, and the ACCC (as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth). She blogs at www.thecorporatefail.org.