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Kate Gavens

Chief Conservation Regulator, Victoria

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Kate is the inaugural Chief Conservation Regulator for Victoria.  Commencing in 2019, Kate has led the establishment of the Conservation Regulator and continues to lead significant reform to develop an effective, best-practice and effective regulator for wildlife, forestry and public land crime for Victoria.  Over her career Kate has delivered significant environment protection reforms and prior to this current role, lead the team overseeing the Victorian Government’s modernisation of Victoria’s Environment Protection Act, a once in a generation reform.  Kate is committed to championing innovation, collaboration and capability building within the areas she leads with a focus on empowering staff to deliver for the Victorian community.