Who is the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports?
Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Ross Carter
The Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Act 2019 received royal assent on 3 October 2019 and on 14 November 2019 Mr Ross Carter was appointed as the inaugural Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports––a position established as part of the government’s response to the Moss Review and the associated McCarthy Review, the independent review of Australia’s live animal exports arrangements.
Mr Carter was reappointed under section 13 of the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Act 2019 as the Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports for four years commencing on 11 December 2020 and ending on 10 December 2024.
Mr Carter is a regulatory expert with over 30 years of experience in the design and implementation of policy and regulation. His roles have ranged from field-based regulatory operations in rural and regional areas to senior executive positions at both state and national levels. His senior executive roles have included key leadership, governance and decision-making roles in significant independent regulatory institutions (for example as Executive Director Sydney Region with the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority and as Executive General Manager with the Australian Clean Energy Regulator). He was also a Commissioner with the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission for 6 years.
Mr Carter has extensive experience leading the development and maturation of regulatory capability and capacity including: risk identification, treatment and control; compliance and enforcement strategy and reporting; and field-based operations. Mr Carter holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management, and a Master of Science with Distinction (for research into regulatory practice). He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is the Chairperson of Dam Safety NSW.