Inspectors-General of Biosecurity

Inspectors-General of Biosecurity

Introducing the Inspector-General of Biosecurity

The former Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia appointed Dr Lloyd Klumpp as the Inspector-General of Biosecurity from 25 July 2022. This is a part-time position.

Photo of Dr Lloyd Klumpp

Lloyd started his career as a veterinarian in mixed agricultural practice.

After 25 years in the private sector, often working to deliver government Biosecurity programs, Lloyd joined the Victorian Department of Primary Industries as a Veterinary Officer eventually becoming the Director of the Operations Branch of Biosecurity Victoria.

Until recently, Lloyd was the General Manager of Biosecurity Tasmania, a position he held for nine years. Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of the Tasmanian Government responsible for maintaining Tasmania’s biosecurity system.

In that role, Lloyd represented Tasmania on many national committees and boards including the National Biosecurity Committee (NBC). He participated in many of the NBC’s sub-committees including as Chair of the National Biosecurity Emergency Preparedness Expert Group.

Lloyd has also held the positions of Chair of the National Fruit Fly Council and Chair of Tasmania’s Marine Farming Planning Review Panel.

Lloyd has participated and taken a leading role in many biosecurity emergency responses in both the animal and plant sectors including Victoria’s Equine Influenza response in 2007 and the Tasmanian Queensland fruit fly response in 2018.

Lloyd has always been a strong advocate for the national biosecurity system.


The current Inspector-General of Biosecurity is the 3rd since the Biosecurity Act 2015 has come into force on 16 June 2016 (Table 1).

Table 1 Inspectors-General of Biosecurity, 2016 – current
Name Term
Dr Lloyd Klumpp (current office holder) 25 July 2022 to 24 July 2025
Mr Rob Delane 25 July 2019 to 24 July 2022
Dr Helen Scott-Orr 25 July 2016 to 24 July 2019

The Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity (Table 2) was a transitional role while the statutory office of the Inspector-General of Biosecurity was developed as part of the new biosecurity legislation, the Biosecurity Act 2015, which replaced the Quarantine Act 1908.

Table 2 Interim Inspectors-General, 2007 – 2016
Name Term Notes
Dr Michael Bond 30 June 2013 to 29 April 2016 Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity pending creation of the statutory office under the Biosecurity Act 2015.
Dr Kevin Dunn 1 June 2009 to 29 June 2013 Interim Inspector-General of Biosecurity pending creation of the statutory office under the Biosecurity Act 2015. The role subsumed that of the Interim Inspector-General of Horse Importation and was recommended by Beale et al. (2008) in their review of Australia’s quarantine and biosecurity arrangements.
Dr Kevin Dunn 11 September 2008 to 31 May 2009 Interim Inspector-General of Horse Importation, established under the Quarantine Act 1908 following the Callinan inquiry into the outbreak of Equine Influenza in Australia in 2007. The Hon. Mr Ian Callinan AC delivered the final report to the Australian Government on 25 April 2008.

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