Southern Rural Water has nine board members, including the Managing Director and eight non-executive directors.
The chairman and non-executive directors are appointed by the Minister for Water; the Managing Director is appointed by the board.
Our directors are:
Ms Diane James AM
Ms James has a background in business ownership, and currently works in leadership development. She recently retired as Chair of the Bellarine Bayside Committee of Management and is a former Chair of the Victorian Coastal Council, a role she held for more than a decade. She is a former Director of Barwon Water, GenU and St Laurence Community Services. Ms James is an accredited Executive Coach, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2011, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia. She is currently Chairman of the Order of Australia Victoria Branch and is a member of the Great Ocean Road Task Force. She was appointed to the board on 1 October 2015.
Mrs Kate Calvert
Ms Calvert has extensive experience in natural resource management and has previously held various roles in the sector. She and her family run a sheep and cropping enterprise in Western Victoria. Ms Calvert has a Master of Science (Environmental Management) and a Graduate Diploma of Education. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Calvert was appointed to the board on 1 October 2015.
Ms Naomi Cleary
Ms Cleary has extensive experience in the property sector. She is the former Chief Financial Officer of the Elmstone Property Group, and a current director of SANB Valhalla, a property investment vehicle. Ms Cleary is a director of Sport Climbing Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Cleary was appointed to the board on 1 October 2015.
Mr Angus Hume
Mr Hume holds qualifications in education and company directorship. He has recently been Chairman of the Victorian Catchment Management Council, and formerly Co-chairman of the Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee and Chair of the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA). Mr Hume has a strong understanding of natural resource management through his experience with dairy farming, with the Department of Primary Industries, and as a past CEO of WGCMA. He is also a past board member of the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and inaugural Chair of AFL Commission, Gippsland.
Ms Peta Maddy
Ms Maddy has a background in water engineering and management including her current role as an associate at the consulting firm Aither. She is a past President of the Victorian branch of the Australian Water Association and comes to SRW from Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water where she was director for the past two years and chaired its Water Resources Committee. She has been chairing the interdepartmental reference group for the Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy and is currently a member of the Victorian Catchment Management Council. Ms Maddy has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology and Toxicology) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Michael Malouf
Mr Malouf is the director of Malouf Management Services Pty Ltd and is a Sessional Member at Planning Panels Victoria. He is also the chair of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust and is a Director on the Western Victoria PHN. During his career, he has held CEO positions at Melbourne, Geelong and Wyndham City Councils, was the CEO of the Carlton Football Club, held executive roles for Pratt Holdings and more recently was the Managing Director at Barwon Water. Mr Malouf is a director at Western Victoria Primary Health Network. He has a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Institution of Engineers and the IPAA . He was appointed to the board on 1 October 2015.
Mrs Naomi Pye
Ms Pye is a dairy farmer at Bessiebelle. She is a director of the Gardiner Dairy Foundation (appointed 2016) and was a director of the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority (2006 – 2011) and has previously held board and committee roles with the Victorian Farmers Federation (1999 – 2007), WestVic Dairy Project Steering Committee (2000 – 2006) and Australian Dairy Farmers (2005 – 2006). Prior to her appointment to the board of Southern Rural Water, she was a member of the Southern Groundwater and Rivers Forum, a customer consultative committee of SRW. Ms Pye has a Diploma of Teaching and an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture; she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Pye was appointed to the board on 1 October 2011.
Mr Terry Swingler
Mr Swingler has vast experience in the water industry having held senior roles as Yarra Valley Water’s General Manager Finance and Company Secretary (1995-2012) and Corporate Secretary with Melbourne Water (1986-1995). He has also been a Director of Equipsuper Pty Ltd (2012-2016) and the Victorian Government’s nominated Director on the Joint Government Enterprise Ltd (trading as Water for Rivers) (2012- 2015). Mr Swingler has a Diploma of Business (Accounting) and is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Swingler was appointed to the board on 1 October 2013.
Mr Clinton Rodda
Mr Rodda joined Southern Rural Water in 2005 after spending 17 years in the utilities sector and 10 years in management consulting. He has previously held senior management roles with Energy Brix and Eastern Area Power Grid, and has worked nationally and internationally as a consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration, and a Diploma in Ontological Coaching and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Rodda was appointed Managing Director on 4 July 2009 and reappointed in March 2014 for a further five years effective from July 2014.
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