Thomas Watson is the acting Director of Conveyances and Ports in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource. He manages the policy relating to vessels, aircraft and port infrastructure and has over 7 years experience working on biosecurity clearance of vessels. Tom was policy manager for the Maritime Arrivals Reporting System, which launched in 2016 and revolutionised the way commercial vessels interact with the department for their biosecurity clearance. Tom has a Masters in Public Policy and is passionate about working with industry on effectively managing biosecurity risk without placing undue regulatory burden on industry.