New member appointed to Environmental Protection Authority

  • Hamish Beck joins independent Environmental Protection Authority
  • Appointed for a term of five years to begin next week
  • Environment Minister thanks outgoing member Glen McLeod

Environment Minister Reece Whitby has welcomed Hamish Beck, the newest member of the independent Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

He was successful in his board nomination for a term of five years beginning 6 February, 2023. Hamish Beck joins Chair Professor Matthew Tonts, Deputy Chair Lee McIntosh as well as board members Professor Fiona Haslam McKenzie and Dr Jenny Pope.

EPA members are appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Environment Minister.

Hamish Beck has been Chair of the Swan River Trust since 2014, Chair of the Rottnest Island Authority since 2021 and recently retired from the Cockburn Sound Management Council.

As stated by Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

“I’m pleased to welcome Hamish Beck and his expertise will build on the Environmental Protection Authority’s existing depth, knowledge and commitment to the long-term protection of Western Australia’s environment.

“Hamish Beck’s environmental management experience, together with his broad strategic knowledge, brings a wealth of experience to this part-time role.

“I would like to thank outgoing long-term member Glen McLeod for his significant contribution since 2013, providing the best possible advice for environmental assessments on projects right across our State.”

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