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Our Organisation

Southern Rural Water (SRW) was formed on 1 July, 1995 when the Rural Water Corporation was dissolved.

We are a water corporation owned by the State Government. Southern Rural Water is governed by a Board of Directors, who are appointed by the Minister for Water.

Our Business – a Quick Overview

We have approximately 160 staff based in offices across the state from Hamilton to Bairnsdale.

Southern Rural Water:

  • Operates irrigation districts at Maffra, Bacchus Marsh and Werribee
  • Manages seven major dams
  • Licences groundwater users and river diverters across the southern half of Victoria

We supply water to support agricultural production, electricity generation, country towns and cities, and rural and urban businesses.

Our revenue is about $28 million per year and we have assets valued at around $1.23 billion. We have over 10,000 customers.

Senior staff

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 Clinton Rodda

Managing Director

Clinton joined Southern Rural Water in 2005 after spending 17 years in the utilities sector and 10 years in management consulting. Clinton has previously held senior management roles with Energy Brix and Eastern Area Power Grid, and has worked nationally and internationally as a consultant. Clinton holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Business Administration, a Diploma in Ontological Coaching and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Byrnes

General Manager Technical Services

Paul joined Southern Rural Water in 1999 having held technical positions in a number of rural water authorities. He brings a strong background in water and asset management. He has had a lead role in establishing strategic reviews of the irrigation districts and in implementing major water saving projects. Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing and a Graduate Certificate in Water Engineering.

Lincoln Eddy

Manager Strategy and Performance

Lincoln joined Southern Rural Water in 1997 as a Project Accountant and has held numerous positions. He was appointed Manager People and Performance in late 2009 and most recently at Manager Strategy and Performance in 2014. He previously worked in the education sector and has experience running his own business. He has a Bachelor of Business.

Jo Giannini

Manager People and Culture

Jo joined Southern Rural Water in 2017 having held senior human resources positions in the community services and disability sectors. She brings a strong background in organisational development and employee relations. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources).

Craig Parker

General Manager Groundwater and Rivers

Craig started with Southern Rural Water in 2000 as a field officer in the Moe office. He has worked in many roles within the business and was appointed Manager Groundwater and Rivers in early 2008, then General Manager Groundwater and Rivers in late 2010. He is actively involved in customer committees to be able to understand the challenges faced by our customers.

Michael Piko

Chief Information Officer

Stuart Wrigglesworth

Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Having grown up on a family farm supplied from the Macalister system, Stuart joined Southern Rural Water as Finance Manager in late 2005 and then to Chief Financial Officer in March 2011. He has 6 years’ experience working in professional practice for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne and South Africa, as well as over 5 years in the UK working in Finance and Accounting roles for a number of commercial and public sector businesses. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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