Mr Tate is the proprietor of a local automotive industry company and has extensive experience in small business. John served as a Councillor for the City of Newcastle from 1980 and was popularly elected as Lord Mayor of Newcastle in 1999, to his retirement in 2012. John served as Chair of the Hunter Economic Development Corporation, and as the Deputy Chair of Regional Development Australia - Hunter. He has been a Director of the Regional Land Management Corporation, the Newcastle Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, Honeysuckle Development Corporation and Hunter Development Corporation.
Minister's community representative
Associate Professor Howard Bridgman
Associate Professor Bridgman is Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle, with over 30 years experience in air quality management issues in the Hunter. Howard served as technical expert on the EPA's advisory committees dealing with air quality and odour issues. Howard served as President of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and Editor of the Journal Air Quality and Climate Change.
Mr Craig is a chemical engineer in the water industry and has represented the Stockton community through various community forums. Keith is a member of the Stockton Community Action Group (SCAG).
Mr Banyard has a background in agriculture, mechanics and as a teacher of technical education. Rick is a long term resident of Newcastle and the Hunter and has a long term association with action on environmental issues including air quality and water quality management. Rick is an active member of a wide variety of Newcastle organisations and is recognised for his research skills.
Dr John Mackenzie
Dr Mackenzie is the co-ordinator of the Hunter Community Environment Centre and a lecturer in environmental ethics at the University of Newcastle. John's research and professional history have focused on the ways that communities, governments and industries can collaborate more effectively to improve public health, the management of natural resources and the condition of our environment.
Ms Woodroffe is the Environment and Community Manager at Orica. Sherree has 20 years' experience in environmental and safety management at industrial operations.
Mr Kibble is a Newcastle resident and holds a senior managerial role with Port Waratah Coal Services. Throughout his forty year career, Peter has worked in various senior management roles including human resources, environment, community, health and safety and commercial.
Mr Dowzer is the Executive Manager Corporate Services at the Port of Newcastle. Michael is responsible for business and strategic planning, legal services, corporate governance, compliance and risk management, environmental management, land use planning and property management. The Port of Newcastle is the private operator of the port, under a long term lease from the NSW Government. Michael joined the Port of Newcastle following 10 years with the Newcastle Port Corporation, in a number of legal, governance and strategic planning roles with particular focus on the coal export business.
City of Newcastle representative
Mr Andrew Baxter
Mr Baxter is Manager of Regulatory Services at the City of Newcastle. Andrew has represented Council on the Committee since 2015.
Dr Craig Dalton
Dr Dalton is a public health physician at Hunter New England Health and Conjoint Senior Lecturer, in the School Medical Practice and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Craig has been involved in human health risk assessment and communication related to a wide range of environmental health issues in the Hunter since 1997.