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.
Anne McDonald was a former Director of Sydney Water and has strong experience in the water industry and price regulated businesses. She is currently on the board of three ASX listed companies (Link Group, Spark lnfrastructure and Speciality Fashion Group). Anne has broad based business and financial experience gained through working with a wide cross section of international and domestic companies.
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 and risk management for large organisations.
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 also currently 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 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 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.
Mark is currently an Investment Director at Laguna Bay Pastoral Company, sits on the Investment Committee, and Chairs the Asset Management Committees. Laguna Bay Pastoral Company is an agricultural real assets manager investing in Australian agriculture. Mark is also a non-executive director of Agribusiness Australia and Remount. Remount is a not-for-profit organisation providing horsemanship skills for serving and returned service men and women suffering from stress related problems. Mark is an experienced agribusiness investment professional.
Mr 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 a number of senior management positions including Fund Manager for a diversified infrastructure fund, and was seconded as the CFO for ASX listed DUET. Bruce is currently on the Board of Singapore Listed ESR-REIT and is Chair of the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.
David Harris is the CEO of WaterNSW. Previously 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. From 2002 to 2013 David was a key member of the Executive leadership of Snowy Hydro Limited.