24-25 Jul 2024

Speaker Profile

Asela Atapattu

NSW Environment Protection Authority

Asela Atapattu is a trained biochemist, who has been with the NSW EPA for over 7 years. As Director, he has led numerous teams from Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation, to Major Projects and Initiatives and now, Circular Economy Policy.

Before joining the NSW EPA, Asela worked for the New Zealand EPA in a number of leadership roles, including heading up the chemicals and gene technology assessment sections. Before he joined public service, Asela work in biotechnology research.

Asela has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and a Masters of Science degree in Molecular Biology. When he is not at work, Asela likes coaching cricket, sailing and exploring the city with his family.

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