First listed on: 15 January 2018

  • Highly strategic senior executive role in Natural Resources Access Regulator
  • Ongoing role based in Parramatta/Newcastle
  • TRP starting from $218K 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 Director Regulatory Capability & Coordination you will lead the development of contemporary regulatory policies, procedures and business processes for water resource management administration and compliance. 

You will have oversight of compliance programs, complaints management, regulated party education and information to encourage high levels of voluntary compliance.  You will also oversee the entry point for applications, approvals, complaints and inquiries ensuring the efficient assessment, allocation and tracking of complex matters to operational teams.

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

About you

You are a results-driven senior executive who is seeking a challenging and highly strategic role where you will be operating in a complex, high pressure and highly confidential environment where tact and diplomacy is paramount.  You will possess strong experience in driving and influencing internal stakeholders in order to deliver a vertically integrated policy and regulatory regime for water regulation that is consistent and meets regulatory best practice.

You will be part of 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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