The board

The Board sets the overall policy, strategy and direction of WaterNSW.

Directors are appointed by the voting shareholders as set out in the WaterNSW Act 2014 and hold their office for a period up to five years, which may be renewed by the Shareholders. The Board of Directors is to consist of not fewer than three and not more than eight directors and have between them the necessary expertise, skills and knowledge that will enable WaterNSW to meet its objectives.


Peter Duncan AM

Commenced: March 2022

Peter DuncanPeter Duncan has over 40 years’ experience in government and infrastructure, working at local, state and national levels. He has held various senior public sector roles including local government, Premier and Cabinet, Transport for NSW, Primary Industries and for the Olympic Coordination Authority.

His current appointments include Chair of ARTC, WaterNSW, NSW Local Government Boundaries Commission, non-executive director of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and board member of Infrastructure NSW, JMI (the James Martin Institute for Public Policy) and the Office of Projects Victoria.

He is the principal of an advisory business, chairs the Northern Rivers regional advisory committee of the Rescue Helicopter Service and shares his time between work in Sydney and his property at Corndale.


Patricia Forsythe - AM BA Dip Ed FAICD

Patricia ForsytheCommenced: November 2022

Patricia is the Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, and brings over 30 years experience in government and public policy including as a past member of the NSW Legislative Council, as Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber and recently as Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. Patricia has served on boards in the government, higher education and not-for-profit sectors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and on the Newcastle Advisory Committee, Venues NSW.

Mark Barber - MA Fin, Grad Dip Agribusiness/Marketing, Dip FM Management. MAICD

Mark BarberCommenced: August 2018

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in agribusiness investment management and operations. Mark’s agricultural investment and operations experience spans Hassad Australia, Laguna Bay and currently Elders. Mark was the Agribusiness Practice Leader at ACIL Tasman for 10 years working in agriculture and water economics and policy. Mark is also a non-executive director of Agribusiness Australia and Remount. Remount is a not-for-profit organisation providing horsemanship skills for returned and serving service men and women suffering stress related problems.

Bruce Berry - BComm, MBA, CA ANZ, GAICD

Bruce BerryCommenced: August 2018

Bruce Berry has over 31 years of business experience covering, construction, property, financial management, infrastructure, and project finance in both Asia and Australia. Bruce was with Lend Lease Corporate for 22 years and with AMP Capital for 8 years. During this period, he held several senior management positions including Fund Manager for a diversified infrastructure fund and was seconded as the CFO for ASX listed DUET.

Kaye Dalton - BSc (Forestry)

Commenced: February 2021

Kaye has over 30 years of experience working in the natural resource and water sectors and is a former Non-Executive Director of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited. Kaye has designed and managed complex water recovery projects aimed at returning water to the environment and has a background in water policy and water reform. Kaye is Managing Director of The Risorsa Group Pty Ltd, a consulting company specialising in engagement and communication in the water industry.

Victoria Taylor – Grad Cert Water Policy & Gvnce, GAICD

Victoria TaylorCommenced: March 2022

Victoria Taylor has over two decades’ experience in primary industries policy, governance and communications, particularly in irrigated agriculture.  She is Non-Executive Director of Horticulture Innovation Australia and Chair of the AgriFood Innovation Institute at the Australian National University.  Victoria Taylor is also the Head of Sector Building at Cellular Agriculture Australia, a part-time role focused on the regulatory, policy and research settings required to develop the potential of future foods in Australia.

Andrew George - Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Commenced: May 2020

Andrew GeorgeAndrew is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of WaterNSW, which is responsible for the supply of raw water to users throughout regional NSW and Greater Sydney, including to our largest customer, Sydney Water.

Andrew has held a number of Executive positions in WaterNSW since its inception in 2015, where he was part of the inaugural executive team and has since been involved in the strategic transformation of the NSW water sector.

Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in bulk water supply utilities with extensive experience in regulatory and market strategy, government relations, engineering, asset management, and major Infrastructure delivery.

Andrew is also a Director of WaterNSW Infrastructure Pty Ltd.

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