Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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.”