The EPA has five members: a full-time Chairman, a part-time Deputy Chairman and three part-time members. Release Date:
10 October 2011Details:
Dr Paul Vogel
EPA Chairman 5 November 2007 to 4 November 2015
Dr Vogel has a PhD in chemistry from the University of Western Australia. Prior to his appointment, he was the Chief Executive and Chairman of the South Australian EPA from November 2002, with responsibilities for environmental regulation, development assessment and radiation protection.
From 2001 - 2002, Dr Vogel was Director of Environmental Policy with the WA Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Director of Environmental Systems with the then WA Department of Environmental Protection from 1995-2001.
Dr Vogel has worked across the three tiers of government, business and community and has extensive experience and knowledge in organisational and regulatory reform and strategic and collaborative approaches to sustainability, natural resources management, waste management, air and marine quality, site contamination and radiation protection.
He is a Board Director of CRC CARE (Contamination and Remediation of the Environment) and Chair of the Advisory Panel to the Environmental Bankers' Association of Australasia.
Professor Robert Harvey
Deputy Chairman November 2012 - November 2015
Professor Robert Harvey has degrees in engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Robert began his career as an engineer in the then Water Authority, specializing in resource management, planning and policy. His last position in the Authority was as Director Water Resources Planning.
He was Executive Director of the Department of Justice from 1999 to 2003. In the Department he was responsible for community corrections, Juvenile Justice and correctional policy. He oversaw the introduction of the State's first privately operated prison and made significant improvements to an important part of the State's criminal justice system.
From 2003 to 2009 Robert was Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University.
Robert was a member of the Water Corporation Board from 2007 to 2012. On behalf of the Board of the Water Corporation, he convened a scientific panel to review the State's 50 year water plan – Water Forever. He also volunteers on projects that help in the management of the Swan Estuary Marine Park
In 2010 Robert was appointed as a member of the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Mr Denis Glennon
Member from 1 January 1998 until 30 June 2013
Mr. Glennon recently retired from the private sector following a lengthy career at board and management levels in the environmental management business in Australia.
He holds qualifications in Engineering, Psychology, Education and Risk Management and has a comprehensive knowledge of environmental management and pollution prevention systems, environmental engineering, sustainable industry development, and environmental management policy formulation.
He is the recipient of an Order of Australia (AO) for his "service to environmental protection through the management, control and treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes, and to the community".
Dr Rod Lukatelich
Member from 18 November 2009 to 10 May 2014
Dr Lukatelich has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Botany and a PhD in phytoplankton ecology from the University of Western Australia.
Dr Lukatelich is Environment and Dangerous Goods Manager at BP Refinery Kwinana Pty Ltd. His career has spanned academia, environmental consulting and industrial environmental management. As a Lecturer / Research Officer (1982 - 1989) at the Centre for Water Research at UWA his research included studies on the impacts of eutrophication on algae and seagrasses in lakes and estuaries; development of ecological models; and the relationships between hydrodynamics and water quality in reservoirs, rivers and estuaries.
In 1989 Dr Lukatelich joined Kinhill Engineers as Senior Aquatic Ecologist and in 1990 joined BP Refinery Kwinana as Environmental Manager. During his time at BP Rod has had two international assignments as a Senior Environmental Technologist at the BP Oil Technology Development Unit (1995 - 1997) and as Water Technology Advisor in the Refining Technology Group (2004 - 2006).
Dr Lukatelich has extensive experience in emissions monitoring, waste management, wastewater treatment, environmental impact assessment, soil and groundwater remediation, cleaner production and Dangerous Goods management. He has broad experience of international environmental regulatory systems having worked in Asia, Europe, Americas, Middle East and Russia.
Rod is a Board Director of the Co-operative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment; Board Director of the Australian Land and Groundwater Association; member of Australian Institute of Biology; Australian Marine Sciences Association; Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand; Waste Management Association of Australia and Australian Society of Limnology. He is chair of the Community Health Committee of the Kwinana Industries Council and a member of the Cockburn Sound Management Council, and Department of Environment and Conservation Stakeholder Reference Group.
Ms Elizabeth Carr
Member from 7 October 2011 until 31 October 2014
Ms Elizabeth Carr is an economics expert committed to contributing to society. She is currently chairperson of the Macular Degeneration Foundation, board member of the Kokoda Track Foundation, board member of St Mary's Anglican Girls School in Karrinyup, member of the NSW Health and Medical Research Advisory Council and the Kambala School for Girls in Sydney.
Ms Carr has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from The University of Western Australia, Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is currently undertaking professional development with Harvard University focusing on corporate social responsibility.
Ms Carr was the 2002 recipient of Rotary's prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award for services to the community.Status: