Operations Working Group

The Operations Working Group (OWG) provides logistic support.

The OWG comprises ‘state leads’ with expertise in water infrastructure, natural resources, agriculture, biosecurity, tourism, health and transport, plus relevant NCCP researchers.

The group’s main role is to contribute to the development of detailed strategies for a potential release of the carp virus and subsequent clean-up.

Member affiliations and qualifications for the Operations Working Group

Name Job title Affiliation Expertise
Andy Huxham
(Chair)
Assistant Director Commonwealth Environmental Water Office River operations
Sebastian Quinn Assistant Director, Biosecurity Policy and Response Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Legislative change
Ewan Johnson Assistant Director, Science and Commercialisation Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Commonwealth policy
Craig Ingram State Director, NCCP Victorian Fisheries Authority Fisheries management
Allan Lugg Senior Fisheries Manager, Aquatic Ecosystems (South) NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries management
Alex Chalupa Senior Biosecurity Officer PIRDA Aquatic pests and biosecurity
Salvo Vitelli Manager, Partnering and Engagement Qld Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Engagement and biosecurity
Jane Carder Senior Manager, Place Management ACT Government Transport, city services
Neville Garland Director, River Operations Improvement Murray Darling Basin Authority River operations
Daniel Passer Director, Biosecurity Policy and Response Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Biosecurity