Our Board is responsible for:
- determining our strategic direction
- determining our organisation’s operational, administrative and financial policies
- ensuring we deliver the objectives under our strategic and operational plans
- reporting the performance outcomes to the responsible Ministers
- reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer.
Our Board members offer a strong mix of commercial experience and water industry knowledge - with a particular focus on water quality - that will help lead us into our next phase of development.
Gary has a strong background in finance and spent a large part of his career in the mining and energy industries. In 1998, he took the position of Chief Financial Officer of Stanwell Ltd and ultimately became its Chief Executive Officer.
Gary has held a number of board appointments to corporations within the energy, water, mining and health industries. He is currently a member of the Ergon Energy Board and a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Deputy ChairGordon Jardine is the Chairman of ElectraNet SA, the South Australian electricity transmission utility. He was formerly (1995 – 2011) the Chief Executive of Powerlink Queensland, which owns, develops and operates the $5.5 billion high voltage electricity grid in Queensland.
Gordon brings to our Board a strong background in the regulated utility sector, management of capital-intensive assets and in implementing industry reforms. He holds bachelor degrees in engineering and commerce, and a masters degree in environmental science. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Dr David Cunliffe
David Cunliffe is the Principle Water Quality Adviser with the South Australian Department of Health. He has over 30 years experience in dealing with public health aspects of drinking water and recycled water.
David has contributed to a range of national and international guidelines including Australian and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for drinking water quality and use of recycled water. He is a member of the WHO Drinking Water Quality Committee and chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Water Quality Advisory Committee.
Teresa Dyson is a partner with Blake Dawson. Teresa is a leading practitioner in taxation law, particularly in relation to the taxation of financial arrangements, infrastructure and Public Private Partnership developments, leasing, and debt/equity rules.
Teresa holds tertiary qualifications in arts, law, taxation and applied finance and brings a wealth of knowledge from the financial, government and not-for-profit, sectors to our Board. In addition, Teresa is actively involved in industry and government advisory organisations in the field of taxation law and has lectured on taxation law at Monash University.
Teresa is a member of the Board’s Audit and Risk Management Committee.