Industry, Innovation and Science
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) Board is an advisory board which provides advice and makes recommendations on policy and strategic matters relating to safety, structural integrity and environmental management in the offshore petroleum sector. Advice and recommendations are provided to the responsible Commonwealth Minister, relevant state and Northern Territory government’s energy and resources ministers, the COAG Energy Council and the NOPSEMA Chief Executive Officer.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    1 January 2012

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Erica Smyth 18 March 2017 17 March 2020
Member Mr. Anthony Evans 18 March 2017 17 March 2020
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Patricia Kerin 11 May 2018 10 March 2021
Member Mr. Ken Fitzpatrick 15 May 2016 14 March 2019
Member Dr. James Limerick 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
Member Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz 18 March 2017 17 March 2020
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