First listed on: 15 January 2018

  • Highly strategic senior executive role leading the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR)
  • Ongoing role base in the Sydney CBD or Parramatta CBD
  • TRP starting from $278K including super commensurate with experience

About us

This is an exciting time to join the NSW Department of Industry. The Department leads the State government's contribution to support the growth of globally competitive and sustainable NSW industries to attract investment, increase trade and create new jobs.

The Lands & Water (L&W) Division is responsible for policy, planning, regulation, monitoring and evaluation of the State's surface water and groundwater resources and leads NSW government water management representation interstate and nationally. The Division also develops and delivers the strategy, policy and programs for the stewardship of Crown Lands for NSW. NRAR is a newly established regulator charged with developing and implementing best practice compliance and enforcement of water regulation in NSW.

About the role

As Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) you will lead the establishment of the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) to drive and deliver contemporary risk based regulatory, compliance and enforcement framework for water regulation and potentially related resources.

You will lead and coordinate teams of regulatory officers to embed quality regulatory practices and ensure a high level of compliance across the water sector. As the CRO you will report to an independent Board to add transparency and build community confidence in decision-making on water compliance in NSW.

For more information on the role, click here to view the role description.

About you

You will have strong experience in providing expert advice on urgent, often complex and politically sensitive issues to the Deputy Secretary, Secretary and Minister's office that is contextually appropriate and informative. You will have strong experience in building effective working relationships and will work with Water NSW and other stakeholders to achieve community confidence that water assets and entitlements are being used lawfully across the State and that environmental water is achieving its intended results.

You will lead the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) executive leadership team and you will contribute to strategic and operational planning for the Regulator. Additionally, you will be an exceptional and proven senior leader with the ability to inspire, develop and influence the team at all levels and cultivate talent from within.

If you are an experienced executive with these attributes, we want to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion regarding the role, please contact Kathleen Nguyen – Senior Executive Recruitment Partner on 0427 449 115 or

Applications close on 2nd February 2018 at 12pm.

The NSW Department of Industry is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and flexible working arrangements.

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