The Hon Bob Debus AM appointed to WaterNSW Board

6 JUNE 2024

WaterNSW, manager of the state’s major supply dams including Warragamba, has confirmed the appointment of the Hon Bob Debus AM to its Board of Directors.

Mr Debus commenced in May 2024, for a three-year term through to 2027, and replaces former director, Prof Andrew Wilson, who served on the Board since 2014.

WaterNSW Chair Peter Duncan welcomed the appointment of Mr Debus to the Board, citing the breadth of experience, skills and expertise he will bring to the organisation.

“Bob Debus has led a distinguished career working at the highest levels of Government, including serving as a senior Minister in both the NSW and Australian governments in portfolios such as Attorney-General, Emergency Services and Home Affairs,” Mr Duncan said.

“Mr Debus also has significant experience in natural resource management and environmental policy, having been NSW’s longest serving Environment Minister, and through his current roles as Chair of Wilderness Australia and the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative.

“With his background in law, public policy and passion for the environment, Mr Debus brings skills and experience that will ensure the Board continues to provide leadership and oversight required for WaterNSW.

“On behalf of WaterNSW, I welcome Mr Debus, and look forward to working with him and our fellow Directors and the Executive as we ensure WaterNSW continues to perform its role as proud custodians of a vital natural resource,” Mr Duncan said.

Mr Duncan also acknowledged the contribution of outgoing director Prof Andrew Wilson.

“On behalf of WaterNSW I would like to thank Prof Wilson for his leadership, guidance and strong contributions, particularly in matters of public health, over the past decade, which have been critical to the success of the organisation since its inception.”

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

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