Former top regulator appointed to Australian Maritime Safety Authority Board

Media Release

DC250/2017

04 September 2017

A former CEO of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), with extensive experience in managing financial and resource sector institutions, has been appointed to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Board.

Announcing the appointment of Ms Jane Cutler today, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said her knowledge and experience would assist the board in its deliberations on a wide range of issues critical to the ongoing successful management of Australia's maritime safety interests.

“Having been a CEO of NOPSEMA and President of Woodside Energy, Ms Cutler possesses considerable knowledge of environmental and energy sector issues relevant to AMSA's operations,” Mr Chester said.

“She has also held positions as a director, business development manager and environmental and safety coordinator at BHP; as an engineer at Esso Australia Ltd; and is currently an advisor with the World Bank.”

Mr Chester said the AMSA Board was responsible for overseeing AMSA's resources and finances and helping to chart the authority's longer term course.

“Ms Cutler's corporate and regulatory expertise, together with her formal qualifications in business administration, environmental studies and chemical and materials engineering, makes her an invaluable addition to the board,” he said.

“Her three-year appointment will help ensure the board continues to provide AMSA with the leadership and advice it requires to maintain Australia's maritime safety capabilities and environmental protection standards at best-practice levels.”