Who we are

Environment and Heritage is part of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.

Our vision is for a thriving, sustainable and resilient New South Wales.

Environment and Heritage works with communities, businesses and governments to protect, preserve and strengthen the quality of our natural environment and heritage. We do this through active stewardship that supports a healthy New South Wales.

We are committed to creating thriving environments, communities and economies that benefit the people of New South Wales.

What we do

Environment and Heritage is responsible for delivering the state outcome 'connecting communities to resilient and sustainable environments and heritage'. We deliver this by collaborating across a range of functions, including national park management; biodiversity, conservation and science; and heritage conservation.

Our structure

The Environment and Heritage leadership team

National Parks and Wildlife Service

  • Deputy Secretary, National Parks and Wildlife Service: Atticus Fleming 
  • Acting Executive Director, Business Delivery: Michael Vader
  • Executive Director, Park Operations (Coastal): Naomi Stephens
  • Executive Director, Park Operations (Inland): Robert Smith
  • Executive Director, Conservation and Aboriginal Partnerships: Trish Harrup

Biodiversity, Conservation and Science

  • Deputy Secretary, Biodiversity, Conservation and Science: Brendan Bruce
  • Executive Director, Conservation Policy and Programs: Sharon Molloy
  • Executive Director, Regional Delivery: Ingrid Emery
  • Executive Director, Science and Insights: Dr Georgina Kelly
  • Executive Director, Nature Markets and Offsets: Dr Louisa Mamouney


  • Executive Director, Heritage NSW: Sam Kidman 

Environment and Heritage also supports a number of statutory authorities.

For more information about our structure, see Environment and Heritage Senior Leadership Team structure chart (PDF 87KB).

For information about the structure of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, see the department's Executive structure chart (PDF 118KB).

For more information about the department: visit Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.