WSAA would like to congratulate Sue Murphy, Rob Skinner, Jeremy Johnson and David McCann on receiving 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours. It has been fantastic to see recognition of our water leaders at this level.

Sue Murphy, past CEO of the Water Corporation, was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the natural resources sector in Western Australia, and to engineering. Sue played an important role in shaping the Western Australia’s water future, leading the Water Corporation through a complex time of declining rainfall and has set a course for securing Perth’s water future for the long term.

Rob Skinner was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to environmental water management. Rob has held many influential positions in the water and environment sector and is currently the Director of Monash Water Sensitive Cities, Sustainable Development Institute, as well as the Chair of WaterAid Australia and WaterAid International, Chair of the IWA’s Cities of the Future Program and Deputy Chair of Yarra Valley Water and CRC for Water Sensitive Cities.

Jeremy Johnson, Chair of Central Highlands Water, was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to tourism, and to the community of Ballarat. Jeremy was the CEO of Sovereign Hill until last year, and has also been president of the Victorian Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce.

David McCann OAM, Deputy Chairman of Goldenfields Water County Council, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Coolamon. David has been a Councillor of the Coolamon Shire Council since 2008. He is the President of the RSL Coolamon Sub-Branch and Secretary of the Coolamon Lions Club, Coolamon Rural Bushfire Brigade and Retired Police Association of NSW. This is David’s second Medal of the Order of Australia, his first recognised his military service.

10 Jun 2019

Laura Jaquest

Laura Jaquest

Communications Advisor