Ron Paauwe appointed to EHA Queensland board

Ron Paauwe
Senior Environmental Health officer Ron Paauwe conducting noise meter readings of air-conditioners as part of his role.

Environmental Health Australia (Queensland) has added almost 10 years of field experience to its board with the recent appointment of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Senior Environmental Health Officer Ron Paauwe.

Ron has been a member of this premier professional body since 2010 and said putting his hand up for nomination as a director is something he’s always wanted to do.

“This appointment will allow me to broaden my skills as I’ve never held this type of role before,” Ron said.

“I am looking forward to making a difference and being involved in the development and progress of the environmental health profession.”

Through this new role he said he would be able to draw on his experience when it came to decision making and maintaining high-quality standards within the environmental health field.

Ron said his appointment to the EHA board would also benefit Council and the Bundaberg Region as he would be in a better position to promote the latest in environmental health to his team.

“Having input into designing professional development workshops, education and training for environmental health officers will have a positive impact on the health of our environment and benefit the community,” he said.

“At the end of the day it will come down to a healthier community through improved knowledge, public health and effective control of environmental issues.”

More about Environmental Health Australia (Queensland)

Environmental Health Australia (Queensland) Incorporated supports Members and the Environmental Health Profession in Queensland and is a member association of Environmental Health Australia Ltd (EHA).

Environmental Health Australia (EHA) is the premier environmental health professional organisation in Australia which advocates regarding environmental health issues and represents the professional interests of all environmental health practitioners. EHA is committed to the professional development and status of its members and the enhancement of environmental health standards and services to the community through advocacy, promotion, education and leadership.