Pat McCafferty, Chair
Pat was appointed Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water on 1 July 2014. He has extensive experience across the water sector and has held General Manager roles at Yarra Valley Water since 2001, covering a wide range of operational and strategic leadership positions including strategic planning, economic regulation, finance, marketing and customer service.
John Knox, Deputy Chair
John is the Managing Director of Icon Water which owns and operates the water and sewerage business in the ACT and is a 50% owner of ActewAGL. John is also a member of the ActewAGL Joint Venture Partnerships Board. He has an extensive background in private sector commercial management and experience across various business sectors including utilities, environmental, immigration and transport.
Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Urban Utilities and a former Chair of WSAA. Louise previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and played a key role in the creation of Queensland Urban Utilities during her time as Executive Manager, Water Retail, Brisbane City Council.
Roch is Chief Executive Officer of SA Water. He has 25 years’ experience in the water industry in design, construction, financing, operating and customer service activities in both line management and executive management positions. Roch has had various senior roles in leading private water companies in Australia, Estonia and France and holds a Masters degree in Engineering and Business Management.
Kevin is Managing Director of Sydney Water and a former Chair of WSAA. He has a degree with honours in engineering, and a Masters of Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sue is Chief Executive Officer of the Water Corporation of Western Australia. She graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Western Australia in 1979. She is Deputy Chairman of the Rottnest Island Authority, and was Telstra Businesswoman of the Year 2000 in the private sector category.
Jeff was appointed to the role of Managing Director at Coliban Water in December 2011. Jeff has 30 years of experience in the water industry, including 14 years in executive management roles. He was previously the Managing Director of Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water from 2007 until joining Coliban Water in 2011.
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.
Nicole is the CEO of SunWater. She is an experienced senior executive, with a career spanning more than 20 years in the resources sector. Nicole is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Nicole is also an advisory committee member of the Salvation Army SE Queensland Council and a member of the CEO Advisory Committee for Dean of QUT Business School.
Adam is the Executive Director of WSAA, a position he commenced in 2011. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian urban water sector on issues including industry reform, liveable cities, water quality, climate change, customer engagement and asset management. Adam also holds a number of non-executive Board roles including Australian WaterSecure Innovations, the Global Water Research Coalition and the Water Environment and Research Foundation (USA).