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Membership of the NT Environment Protection Authority

Dr Paul  Vogel, Chairperson

Dr Paul Vogel

Dr Paul Vogel was appointed as the chairperson of the NT EPA on 14 November 2016.

Now a non-executive board director and strategic consultant, Dr Vogel was Chairman of Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority from 2007 – 2015.  Dr Vogel was also the inaugural Chief Executive and Chairman of the South Australian EPA from 2002 – 2007 and prior to that held senior executive positions in the WA Departments of the Premier and Cabinet and Environmental Protection.

Dr Vogel has a PhD in chemistry from the University of WA and has extensive knowledge and experience across a broad range of environmental issues and sustainability, in organisational and regulatory reform and in the delivery of strategic environmental and business outcomes.

Dr Vogel is also chairman of a national Cooperative Research Centre on Contamination and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE); a director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) Australian Research Impact Advisory Board, a director of Global Aquatica (Australia) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  He was appointed to the NT EPA from 1 January 2016.

Dr John Colin Chapman

Dr John Colin Chapman

Dr John Chapman completed his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Sydney and subsequently obtained a diploma in environmental studies at the Macquarie University.

Dr Chapman brings over 30 years' experience in the field of ecotoxicology and environmental protection having worked in the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and its predecessors. He is currently an Honorary Scientific Fellow with OEH. During this time, Dr Chapman was involved in ecotoxicology research, supervision and management and has produced numerous reports and advice in the area of chemicals and the impacts of contamination on the environment. Dr Chapman was involved in developing the toxicant guidelines for the Australian & New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (ANZECC 2000) and is on the team for the current revision of these guidelines. He currently undertakes occasional consulting in ecotoxicology and honorary work with OEH.

Ms Janice van Reyk

Ms Janice van Reyk

Ms Janice van Reyk is an experienced non-executive director on a number of boards in the infrastructure and utilities sector including Port of Melbourne, Lochard Energy and Citywide. She previously served on the audit, risk and finance of Sustainability Victoria and the three person Ministerial Advisory Committee to inquire into the future strategic role of the Environment Protection Authority Victoria.

Ms van Reyk’s environmental experience includes advising on a range of socio- economic assessments, stakeholder consultations, environmental and remediation issues. Together with her executive management experience in industry she brings great depth to the NT EPA.
Ms van Reyk is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has a Master of Environment specialising in water, energy and urban issues; a Master of Commerce specialising in corporate finance, economics and accounting; and a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws.

Dr Ian Geoffrey Wallis

Dr Ian Geoffrey Wallis

Dr Ian Wallis brings 30 years' experience as an environmental engineer providing advice to water and sewerage authorities and industries. He has been a registered environmental auditor for 17 years providing advice in the form of environmental studies, audits, investigations and inputs into environmental impact assessments.

Dr Wallis conducted postgraduate research at Monash University in sediment transport, the dispersion of wastes in estuarine and ocean waters, and the social and technical issues involved in managing pollution, and was a researcher at various Universities and laboratories in the UK and USA.

Dr Wallis has extensive experience in environmental assessments, air quality, water quality and oceanographic studies, and is recognised as one of Australia's experts in these fields. He was a member of the Expert Panels on Desalination and on dredging in Darwin Harbour.

Mr Colin Joseph (Joe) Woodward

Joe Woodward

Mr Woodward was appointed to the NT EPA in April 2017.

Mr Woodward brings more than 30 years’ experience managing and advising on environmental regulation and approvals having worked in a variety of roles in the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority and its predecessor, the State Pollution Control Commission.

Mr Woodward has extensive experience in environmental assessment and approvals and protection of air, water, noise, waste, chemicals and radiation, as well as biodiversity, threatened species and Aboriginal cultural heritage protection. He has served as a Commissioner for the NSW Independent Planning Commission responsible for statutory assessments and determinations of state significant development proposals including coal, gold and rare earths mining, coal seam gas, quarries, and major industrial and urban developments.

Mr Woodward holds a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science. In 2009 he was awarded the Public Service Medal for Outstanding Contribution to the Environment in New South Wales.