The Minister for Energy and Environment, the Hon. Matt Kean MP has written to inform me that due to senior executive changes in the Environment, Energy and Science Group in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, a new Chairperson of the Board has been appointed.
Mr Atticus Fleming has been appointed as from 1 January 2021. In addition to being the incoming LHIB Chairperson, he is also the Deputy Secretary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The current Chairperson, Ms Anissa Levy will be on-island for the Board meeting of 7-8 December and is facilitating a handover process to assist Atticus in smoothly taking the reins before January.
As has been previously expressed, Anissa’s contribution and often unsung efforts to assist Lord Howe have been very much appreciated.
I am sure that Atticus will have much to contribute given his experience and insights and I look forward to him meeting and engaging with the island’s wonderful community.