The NRCoP is governed by a Steering Group, to which the new and emerging chapters also contribute a representative. The current and incoming Chairs and membership are outlined below.

The Steering Group is responsible for:

  • Designing a program of free learning events for regulators (approximately three per annum per jurisdiction), across all the jurisdictions which have become part of the NRCoP
  • Individually and collectively acting as ambassadors for the NRCoP in their agencies and sectors
  • Designing a thought provoking and interactive program for the annual paying regulators forum
  • Identifying themes, topics and appropriate experts (scholarly and/or practitioners) of interest and benefit to practising regulators in each member jurisdiction
  • Attending, facilitating and/or presenting at events themselves as appropriate
  • Ensuring that the membership of the Steering Group and events offered by the NRCoP remain relevant and stimulating for public sector regulators 
  • Identifying resources and links to ensure the NRCoP website hosted by ANZSOG remains useful and up to date
  • Attending Steering Group meetings either face to face or virtually (3-4 per annum).

Membership of the NRCoP Steering Group


Luke Wilson, Lead Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (until December 2018)

  • Simon Cohen , Deputy Secretary Regulation and Director of Consumer Affairs, Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation (from January 2019)

Members: Victoria

  • Adam Beaumont, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, Forest Stewardship Council
  • Simon Corden, Director Management Consulting, KPMG
  • Paul Fowler, Director Enforcement Group, WorkSafe Victoria
  • John Hamill, Chief Executive Officer, Essential Services Commission
  • Pauline Ireland, Director Health and Human Services Regulation, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
  • Margot Johnson, Director of the Office of Medicinal Cannabis, DHHS
  • Kate Maddern, Director Public Transport Regulatory Operations, Transport for Victoria
  • Cassandra Meagher, Executive Director Policy and Regulation, ServiceVictoria
  • Damien Wells, Executive Director, Regulatory Capability, Environment Protection Authority

Corresponding members: other jurisdictions

  • Lanie Chopping, Director, Retail & Services, Consumer Protection, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Western Australia)
  • Omar Ameer, Director Regulatory Performance, Regulatory Capability and Customer Service Branch, Department of Environment and Science
  • David Snowden, Chief Operating Officer, Access Canberra
  • NSW Government representatives TBC


Academic Advisor

Pracademic Advisor

  • Dr Grant Pink, Managing Director RECAP Consultants

NRCoP WA Chapter Steering Committee

  • Lanie Chopping, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Lyn Anderson, Department of Communities
  • Michael Dickson, Department of Jobs, Training, Science and Innovation
  • Jim Dodds, Department of Health
  • Vern Ferdinands, Department of Primary Industries
  • Ambre Hillier, Department of Treasury
  • Germaine Larcombe, Department of Water and Environment Regulation
  • Andrew Lee, Department of Transport
  • David Maclennan, Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Nicola Perry, Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Rajat Sarawat, Economic Regulation Authority
  • Philip Wyles, Department of Training and Workforce Development

NRCoP Queensland Chapter Steering Committee

  • Omar Ameer, Department of Education and Training
  • Kate Armstrong, Department of Environment and Science
  • Rose Bovey, Department of Health
  • Erica McLuckie, Department of Education and Training
  • Peter Thorning, Office of Industrial Relations
  • Catherine Salmon, Office of Industrial Relations
  • Rachel Scalongne, Department of Natural Resources, Minerals and Energy