New approaches are emerging for new problems and so much can be learnt and shared across agencies in the strive to be more effective regulators.
Key learnings include
- Regulating effectively in a dynamic & complex environment
- Using collaboration & stakeholder engagement
- Effective co-design in practice
- How to maximise technology & digital innovation
- The role of culture & governance of regulated organisations
- Applying innovative approaches that respond to new regulatory challenges
Federal, state and local regulators, government departments and associations with responsibility for:
- Regulation - strategy, design and operations
- Regulatory innovation
- Performance, analytics, data analysis
- Assessment and quality improvement
Attend to learn:
- Hear case studies on collaboration, stakeholder engagement & co-design
- Learn how to maximise the use of technology to improve regulatory outcomes
- Discover how to respond to emerging issues with innovative regulatory practices
- Understand how to be an agile & dynamic regulator in today’s complex environment
- Innovation in practice: What does it actually mean for regulators to be collaborative & innovative?
- Keeping pace with technology – What does digital disruption mean for regulators?
- CASE STUDY: Applying new technologies to enhance regulatory practices
- Meeting the community half way – fit for purpose digital tools
Australian Energy Regulator
On 23 May 2017 Jim Cox was reappointed as a full-time state/territory member of the AER Board for a further three-year term. Jim was initially appointed in an acting capacity in September 2013 and confirmed in the role for three years from 26 June 2014.
Jim has held positions with the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Social Welfare Policy Secretariat of the Department of Social Security. He was a Principal Economist at the Office of EPAC between 1986 and 1989, and between 1989 and 1992 was a consultant to the New South Wales Cabinet Office. Jim was Principal Adviser to the Government Pricing Tribunal of New South Wales from 1992 and was a Member of the Tribunal since January, 1996. He was Acting Chairman of IPARTduring 2004, 2009/10 and 2011 and a visiting fellow at Monash University during 1985.
Jim assisted the New Zealand Government with social policy changes during the early part of 1991 and has written extensively on economic and social policy issues. This work has been published, among others, by the New Zealand Business Roundtable and the Centre for Independent Studies.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Australia Day honours list in 2011 for outstanding public service to IPART.
Department of Environment & Energy
James Tregurtha is First Assistant Secretary of Environment Standards Division at the Department of the Environment and Energy. He has been with the Department for more than ten years, performing a range of roles, including enhancing the Department’s regulatory maturity, assessing and approving major development proposals under the EPBC Act, and leading sustainable housing and population policy.
Prior to joining the Department, James worked in a range of other Australian Government Portfolios including Finance, Defence, and Social Security.
Point to Point Transport Commissioner (NSW)
Barbara is the inaugural NSW Point to Point Transport Commissioner – the incoming regulator for taxis, hire cars and rideshare services under the Government’s point to point transport reforms. She was appointed to the position in October 2016 and has been focused on establishing the new regulatory functions provided for by the Government’s reforms.
Prior to her appointment, Barbara ran the secretariat for the Point to Point Transport Taskforce which formed the basis of the Government’s reforms to the point to point transport industry announced in late 2015, and then led the implementation of the Government’s initial response to the Taskforce report.
She has previously worked as both a regulator and in policy relating to passenger transport in NSW.
Barbara has more than 18 years’ experience across Federal and State Government, specialising in transport and education policy.
Department of Internal Affairs NZ
Maarten Quivooy is the General Manager of Regulatory Services in the Department of Internal Affairs. His Group is responsible for delivering high quality regulatory services in gambling, digital safety and anti-money laundering/countering the financing of
Maarten is an experienced senior manager in the public service having held roles in strategic policy, service design and development, strategic planning and service delivery.
Maarten holds a number of degrees including an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Australia-New Zealand School of Government, and was instrumental in establishing the Government Regulatory Capability Initiative (G-REG) to advance the Government’s regulatory stewardship agenda.
ACIM Solutions is a niche training provider of high quality and contextualised learning and development programs specifically designed for those working in the regulatory sector.
Our nationally accredited scope includes the Certificate IV in Government Investigations PSP40416 and Diploma of Government Investigations PSP50416 which support teams undertaking operational and leadership roles in licensing, compliance, inspectorate roles and investigations.
We also offer targeted and innovative short course workshops as part of our staff development suite for those operating in this critical part of public sector. We deliver our programs nationally in face to face workshops, or through supported e-learning with tutorials, fully online and blended formats.
The team at ACIM Solutions all have extensive regulatory backgrounds in a range of agencies and are passionate adult educators. We provide review and investigative services to government and private sector clients and recognise the contemporary regulatory environment and competing stakeholder demands.
As a personalised training provider we offer a collaborative and customised approach for our clients. We deliver genuinely flexible and highly tailored learning programs incorporating agency specific legislation, policies and procedures and cater to capability levels and operational requirements of compliance and investigative officers working in the sector.
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What People Are Saying
“This conference showcased some of the best work occurring in the sector and gave me a better understanding of what is practically achievable.”Manager, Regulatory Reform, Department of Energy & Water Supply & Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes 2017 conference attendee
Date: 21 Aug 2018 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 19 Jul 2018 By: Murray Smith
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Date: 13 Jul 2018 By: Professor Malcolm Sparrow
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Date: 22 May 2018 By: Josephine O'Brien
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