Board

Board

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.

Chair

Anne McDonald

Commenced: 1 March 2016
Current term: 15 February 2019 to 14 February 2022

Anne McDonald is an experienced director with over 35 years business and governance experience, including in the water industry and other price regulated businesses. Anne has broad based business and financial experience gained through working with a wide cross section of international and domestic companies. She is a non-executive director of two ASX listed companies (Link Group and Spark lnfrastructure) and St Vincent’s Health Australia Group. Anne has previously held non-executive director roles in a number of organisations including Sydney Water, GPT Group and Specialty Fashion Group. She was a partner of an international accounting firm for 15 years prior to pursuing a full-time career as a non-executive director.

Directors

Commenced: 21 November 2012
Current term: 27 July 2017 to 26 July 2020

Dr Nicholas Brunton is a partner at the law firm of Norton Rose Fulbright, Sydney. He is also a Member of the Advisory Board for the Australian Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Law at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. Nicholas has expertise in environmental and planning law, catchment management, property, valuation, development, corporate governance and risk management for large organisations.

Rob Aldis

Commenced: 15 September 2014
Current term: 15 September 2017 to 14 September 2020

Rob spent 24 years working for the Leighton Group prior to joining the Infrastructure Advisory company Evans Peck where he was the Managing Director for 14 years. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the Engineering and Construction Sector, particularly in relation to water supply infrastructure. He is Chairman of the NorthWestern Roads Group and its subsidiaries, owners of the M7 Motorway and NorthConnex Tunnel project in Sydney, and a member of the Project Advisory Group for the completion of the Pacific Highway in NSW.

Professor Andrew Wilson

Commenced: 27 May 2013
Current term: 3 November 2016 to 2 November 2019

Professor Wilson is Co-Director of the University of Sydney Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Professor of Public Health in the School of Public Health. He leads the NHMRC Prevention Partnership Centre and is Chair of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee for the Australian Department of Health. He has specialist qualifications in clinical medicine and public health, and a PhD in epidemiology.

Emma Stein

Commenced: 3 November 2016
Current term: 3 November 2016 to 2 November 2019

Emma has worked as a non-executive director for listed ASX 50-200, private and government owned Australian and NZ oil and gas, power, energy and utilities, resources, engineering and industrial services companies. Her European executive career (1984-2003) spanned building materials, fuel distribution and energy retailing - as Managing Director of British Fuels Gas she ran the first independent domestic gas retailer, as Gaz de France's UK Managing Director she built a major industrial customer focused gas and electricity retailer. Emma is an honorary fellow at Western Sydney University.

Mark Barber

Commenced: 3 August 2018
Current term: 3 August 2018 to 2 August 2021

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

Commenced: 3 August 2018
Current term: 3 August 2018 to 2 August 2021

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. Bruce is on the Board of Singapore Listed ESR-REIT and is Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.

David Harris

David has led the transformation of WaterNSW since its formation in 2015, bringing the organisation to the point of being a recognised efficient and high performing bulk water supplier. Through his executive leadership team David has built a robust organisation with a cohesive corporate culture that puts safety first.

Prior to his appointment, David was for a short time CEO of both State Water Corporation and the Sydney Catchment Authority, the two entities that were merged to form WaterNSW.

David has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian water industry and has been involved in various key policy and market reforms in the water, energy and utilities industries over that time.

In 1995 David was part of the team that established DGJ Projects Pty Limited, a regulatory advisory and project management company that specialised in the design and implementation of competition focussed regulatory regimes within the water, energy and utilities industries. From 2002 to 2013 David was a key member of the Executive leadership team of Snowy Hydro Limited. David holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. In 2013 David completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

David is a Director of the Water Services Association of Australia.


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