Directors

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water appoints the Directors of Goulburn-Murray Water under the Water Act 1989. The Minister also appoints the Chair from the Board members. The Board then appoints a Managing Director.

Board Meeting Summaries - click here 

Chair

 Joanne Anderson    

 

Joanne Anderson was Deputy Chair at Western Water and is a past Director at North East Water, serving as Deputy and Chair. She is a past Board member of the Victorian Water Industry Association, the Victorian Catchment Management Council and the Melbourne Market Authority.

Ms Anderson has also held administrator positions at Brimbank City Council and the Benalla Rural City. She was a member of the Victoria Grants Commission and was Rural City of Wangaratta's inaugural chief executive officer.

She also has a history in agriculture, previously owning a beef catle and blueberry farm in Strathbogie with her husband John, and now small acerage in Lancefield.

 

   Joanne Anderson

Directors

 Alana Johnson    

 

Alana Johnson is a Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and a Principal of Lurg Cattle Co. She is the President of the Voice for Indi project committee, the Chair of the Dugdale Trust for Women and Girls and acting Chair for the Victorian Women's Trust. Ms Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work and is currently working on her PhD. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

 Alana Johnson

 Dennis Quinn    

 

Dennis Quinn was the CEO at Engenco Ltd. He has a background in engineering and marketing and sales management. He has a Master of Arts (Marketing) and Bachelor of Engineering. Prior to that he was Managing Director and General Manager of Cummins South Pacific, and spent many years in senior positions in large, multi-national industrial businesses both in Australia and the USA.

 

 

 Dennis Quinn

 Margot Henty    

 

Margot Henty has been an irrigation dairy farmer for more than 30 years. She is a member of the Marketing subcommittee at the Waterpool Cooperative, Victorian Basin Advisory Group, Women in Water Taskforce, a representative at the Murray Darling Basin Council Community Advisory Committee and has been involved in the Barr Creek Salinity Management Plan. Ms Henty has a Bachelor of Arts.

 

 

 Margot Henty

 Ari Suss    

 

Ari Suss is Executive Director at the Fox Private Group, the family office of the Linfox Group of Companies, and is General Manager at the Australian Automotive Research Centre in Victoria. He has previously worked for the Premier of Victoria and was an Electoral Officer for the Federal Member for Melbourne Ports. Mr Suss is a Board Member of Avalon Airport and is a Director of The KIDS Foundation. He has a Master of Public Policy and Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 

 Ari Suss

 Patrick McNamara    

 

Patrick McNamara was formerly a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly representing Benalla. He was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1992 to 1999 and held several ministerial positions, including Minister for Agriculture and Resources, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrections.

 

 

 Pat McNamara

 Margaret O’Rourke    

 

Margaret O'Rourke is a former General Manager of Telstra. Ms O'Rourke's leadership roles in Telstra involved working extensively in regional, rural and remote communities throughout Australia. These roles also included infrastructure, sales and customer experience. Ms O'Rourke is now a consultant to industry using her specialist skills in digital economy strategies, community facilitation, telecommunications infrastructure and leadership consultancy. She is also a board member of Bendigo Healthcare, Bendigo Kangan TAFE, and the Ulumbarra Foundatiion. Ms O'Rourke is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

 


  Margaret O'Rourke

 Dennis Moon    

 

A business owner from Rochester with experience in irrigation systems, Dennis Moon was appointed Director to Goulburn-Murray Water in May 2011. He operates Campaspe Irrigation Pty Ltd and Polycon Engineering Pty Ltd. He is the former Chair and Vice-Chair of the Australian Tomato Processing Research Council, the tomato industry's representative on Horticulture Australia Ltd and was Vice-Chair of the Nuffield Scholars Association. Mr Moon has a Farm Mechanics Certificate, Diploma in Transport Management and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship.

 


  Dennis Moon

 

Corporate Secretary

 Chris Dalton    

Qualifications: BCom, PGDipEco, GradDipAcc, GradDipAppFin, GradDipACG, FCPA, F Fin, FGIA, FCIS, MAICD

Chris Dalton has extensive experience in financial reporting, governance, compliance and risk management. He has held roles at organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Coliban Water. Chris is a former director of the Elmore, Lockington & Rochester Community Bank and currently is a member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo.

 

 


Chris Dalton

 

For corporate governance matters, please contact the Corporate Secretary chrisda@g-mwater.com.au