Interim Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports biography
Interim Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Ross Carter
On 18 March 2019 Mr Ross Carter commenced as the Interim 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 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).
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; field-based operations; and crisis and emergency response. 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, a Commissioner with the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission and is accredited as an Independent Commissioner under the New Zealand Resource Management Act.