Dr James Limerick

Dr James Limerick has been appointed to the board of Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority.

WA environment minister Albert Jacob said Dr Limerick, appointed for a three-year term beginning on 5 November 2015, had extensive experience in strategic policy and planning.

Dr Limerick joins incoming EPA chairman Dr Tom Hatton, deputy chairman Robert Harvey and members Elizabeth Carr and Glen McLeod on the independent board.

Dr Limerick is the chair of Fremantle Port, Ports WA and a member of the advisory board to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. He is also the former director general of the Department of Industry and Resources.

“Dr Limerick has a proven record in delivering on substantial policy and strategic planning matters to ensure further development is managed in an environmentally and socially sound way for future generations,” Mr Jacob said.

“I congratulate Dr Limerick on his appointment and I am confident his wealth of experience will serve to complement the EPA.”