First listed on: 15 January 2018

  • Highly strategic senior executive role in the newly created Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR)
  • Ongoing role based in Parramatta or Newcastle or Wollongong
  • 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 Innovation, you will be a member of the NRAR Executive team and oversee regulatory risk, strategic compliance and policy reform including:

  • Formulating advanced and innovative compliance strategies
  • Fostering a community of best practice regulation in natural resource/water regulation
  • Developing data analytics (incorporating remote sensing and other technologies)
  • The development of a risk management framework

You will work with key internal staff as well with industry, government agency partners across NSW, and across the Murray Darling Basin jurisdictions to ensure contemporary regulatory practice is promoted and implemented.

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

About you

You will champion the adoption of new and innovative policy, regulatory tools and compliance solutions, systems and processes to manage and regulate access and use of NSW’s water. You are also 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. 

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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