Anthony Wing is the Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the regulator for taxis and hire vehicles in NSW. He was appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Transport and Roads. As Commissioner, Anthony is responsible for administering and enforcing point to point transport laws to improve safety and contribute to the creation of a more adaptive, innovative and competitive market for the whole industry. His focus is on promoting a culture of accountability for safety across the industry.
The Commissioner is supported by the Point to Point Transport Commission, which ensures industry is complying with their safety obligations and wider requirements of the Act and Regulation through safety auditing, advisory visits, education campaigns, on-road compliance and investigations.
Better Regulation VIC
Anna Cronin is Victoria’s first Commissioner for Better Regulation, appointed by the Victorian Government in 2015. She has worked in executive and leadership roles in Federal and State governments.
From June 2018 Anna has undertaken the roles of Victoria’s Red Tape Commissioner as well.
Anna graduated from the Australian National University with a BEc (economics, econometrics and pure maths). She started her career as an economist in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, and (what is now) the Productivity Commission. She has been closely involved in policy development for 25 years from diverse perspectives, including as CEO of the National Farmers’ Federation, as a senior bureaucrat in the Western Australian Government’s State Development department and as Chief of Staff to two Premiers of Victoria.
Anna has considerable experience in regulatory issues across many policy areas, including in agricultural and mining regulatory and approvals frameworks. She has also held a number of board positions in the government and not for profit sectors. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne.
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.
Department of Environment and Science QLD
Omar is the Director Regulatory Performance with the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Omar’s unit is responsible for
supporting the implementation of the department’s regulatory strategy and finding innovative solutions to regulatory challenges, as well as a range of other regulatory and customer service functions. Before joining the then-Environmental Protection Agency as an investigator in 2007, Omar had practised for 10 years as a litigation lawyer.
Department of Health and Human Services
Anna Peatt has a PhD in Chemistry, but has been working in various government roles for 15 years at both the Commonwealth and Victorian Government in central and portfolio agencies. Anna’s current position is the Chief Medicines and Poisons Officer where the team has a culture of using innovation to deliver better outcomes for the community. This includes the adoption of new technology like SafeScript and augmented intelligence and using nudge to change health practitioner behaviour.
Environment Protection Authority VIC
Eliot Palmer is a senior regulatory specialist and reform program lead with the Victorian Environment Protection Authority, where he has held a range of policy and operational roles over more than a decade. Eliot led policy development for major elements of the Environment Protection Act 2017 and its associated legislative impact assessment. Eliot is currently managing implementation of the new Act, translating legislative policy into regulatory practice. Other recent achievements include development of performance measurement frameworks for the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission, and leading a wholesale revision of the Victorian Guide to Regulation for the Commissioner for Better Regulation.
Maritime New Zealand
Stephanie Winson is the Deputy Director, Regulatory Systems Design at Maritime NZ. She has had a long and varied public and international law career and has held various senior public sector roles, including being the Clerk of an overseas Parliament. In her current role she leads a number of teams involved in International engagement, policy and regulatory design and the delivery of legal services. Regulation and regulatory systems has been a particular focus of Stephanie’s career. In recent years, she has chaired the Regulatory Stewardship working group for the New Zealand Government Regulatory Practice Initiative. She is the author of a couple of legal publications and published an article on regulatory stewardship in 2017.
National Rail Safety Regulator
Sue McCarrey was appointed Australia’s second National Rail Safety Regulator in December 2014. In addition to guiding the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (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.
Under her leadership, the ONRSR is maturing into a fully-fledged national operation that continues to work with all stakeholders to deliver safe railways for Australia. Prior to joining 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 established a framework for a state-wide transport investment program in order to provide the Government with a whole of transport view of investment priorities based on planning needs. Sue was also a member of the WA Public Transport Authority Executive for eight years, where she held the position of Executive Director Safety and Strategic Development. Sue’s early career included a number of years in the Department of Education, including Commonwealth-state relations and completion of a law degree as well as post-graduate qualifications in policy and administration.
Australian Financial Security Agency
Tim Cole is a Director in AFSA’s Regulation and Enforcement division. AFSA provide improved and equitable financial outcomes for consumers, business and the community through application of bankruptcy and personal property securities laws, regulation of personal insolvency practitioners, and trustee services.
Tim is responsible for the carrying out of the strategic direction for the regulation of personal insolvency practitioners. Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland
and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining AFSA in 2001, Tim worked in London and Papua New Guinea as well as 6 years in a major chartered accounting firm. Tim has over 25 years experience in the insolvency industry from a banking, private practice and government perspective.
Environment Protection Authority VIC
With a strong practical industry grounding, and experience across regulators, Chris Webb has the firm belief that one of the key roles of a modern regulator is to maintain an active dialogue with industry that builds trust and understanding, and supports the best outcomes for business and the environment. As a member of the EPA’s Executive Management Team, Chris has worked to bring to life the vision of becoming a modern risk-based regulator, delivering clean air, safe land, healthy water and minimal disturbances from noise and odour for all Victorians. Chris’ background has included risk, safety and environmental management in the oil industry and major events such as the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Chris joined EPA in 2010 from WorkSafe Victoria where he led the regulation of the Utilities and Construction industries.
Department of Education QLD
Erica McLuckie is currently Director of Assessment and Quality Improvement in the Queensland Department of Education, and has more than ten years’ experience across
central and line agencies in the Queensland Government, in policy, program management and regulatory roles.
In her current role, her focus is on developing expert regulatory practice and leading a program of reform to embed a contemporary risk-based approach to regulation across the Queensland Regulatory Authority for early childhood education and care. She is a founding committee member of the Queensland Government Regulator Network. Erica also has seven years’ experience managing a non-government organisation working with disadvantaged children and families in the UK. She has a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Department of Industry NSW
Kaia Hodge was appointed Director Regulatory Innovation, NSW Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) in April 2018, two weeks before NRAR commenced operations on 30 April. Kaia leads the development and implementation of the regulatory framework for NRAR, designing strategic compliance programs, and developing organisational capability in cutting edge data analytics, technology and behavioural sciences.
Prior to joining NRAR, Kaia held executive and senior management roles in Sydney Water, leading long term strategy and organisational change programs, and business units responsible for urban planning and development, stormwater and waterway management, energy, sustainability, research, and environmental management.
Department of Planning & Infrastructure NSW
Ben is the current Director of Compliance with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, whose area of regulatory responsibility includes all state significant development and infrastructure projects. Ben has 15 years experience in regulation at both local and state level.
Department of Health
Michelle McLaughlin is Director of Gene Technology Policy in Regulatory Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health. She also heads the team which supported the Third Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme, and is now supporting implementation of its 27 recommendations.
Michelle has a medical science degree, with a career spanning university, NGO, private consulting and APS employment. She previously worked in the regulatory space for over 10 years with the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Since moving to the Dept. of Health in 2010, she has worked across various areas including clinical governance, health system review, hospital and strategic policy, and best practice regulation.