Principal Technical Advisor - Dangerous Goods
NSW Environment Protection Authority
Matt Arkell is the NSW EPA’s Principal Technical Advisor for dangerous goods, the NSW EPA’s representative on the Competent Authorities Panel, and is the current Chair of the Panel. With a background in chemistry, he has extensive experience in the management of a variety of risks.
His work in research and development, laboratory and transport operations provides perspective on the challenges of operating with hazardous chemicals, including dangerous goods.
Matt brings this background to the field of dangerous goods regulation, and works to ensure that the NSW EPA’s dangerous goods work is focused towards improvements that will bring the most benefit. Matt understands the difficulties of working across and between multiple jurisdictions, and aims to support industry and regulators to more effectively manage these challenges.