Under Sydney Water’s enabling legislation, the Board of Directors authorises all decisions relating to the operation of Sydney Water.
Term of appointment: 1 June 2010 to 30 September 2013. Appointed as Chairman on 1 June 2007.
Tom was a consultant to Macquarie Capital Funds Group until August 2009. He was Foundation Executive Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW and its predecessor, the Government Pricing Tribunal of NSW, from 1992 to 2004. He was an ex officio Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a member of the NSW Council on the Cost and Quality of Government, and the Foundation NSW Natural Resources Commissioner. He was also a member of the Board of NSW Health’s Clinical Excellence Commission and South East Area Health.
Tom is currently Chairman of Australian Energy Market Operator, Chairman of First State Super and has been appointed to the Board of the Sydney Opera House Trust. He is also a director of the Australian Securities Exchange’s Market Supervision Company, a director of Powerco NZ, and a director of the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Chair of the Regulatory and Reform, and People and Remuneration Committees. Member of the Finance, and Public Health and Research Committees.
Term of appointment: 2 August 2006 for a term equivalent to her appointment as Managing Director.
Kerry is a member of the Infrastructure Australia Board. She was previously Deputy Secretary, NSW Treasury, Office of Infrastructure Management. Kerry was a non-executive director of the Sydney Water Board from 1997 to 2001.
She spent 15 years as an investment banker, including as Managing Director of Deutsche Bank and Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust Australia. She has worked as an economic policy adviser with the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Commonwealth Government and as an academic at University College London and at Oxford University.
Kerry was Chairman of the NSW Environment Protection Authority and the NSW Film and Television Office, a director of Film Finance Corporation Limited and a director of Australian Airlines Limited. She has been a member of the Corporations and Securities Panel and a Trade Practices Commissioner.
Ex-officio member of all committees.
Term of appointment: 7 September 2004 to 30 September 2013
John was previously a partner with KPMG for over 26 years and since then has been appointed to be the chair or member of the audit committee of a number of NSW and Federal public sector entities. John is also a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Integrated Research Ltd and is a director of The Gift of Life Foundation.
Chair of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Regulatory and Reform Committee.
Term of appointment: 7 April 2008 to 6 April 2011
John is a director of APA Group. He was previously a director with Integral Energy Australia, Foodlands Australia Limited and Alinta Energy Group (formerly Babcock & Brown Power Group).
John has held a number of executive roles at the Australian Gas Light Company including Chief Financial Officer and Group Manager Investments.
Chair of the Finance Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Term of appointment: 12 May 2004 to 31 May 2012
Brian is Assistant Commissioner with the NSW Natural Resources Commission, a director of the Hunter Valley Research Foundation, Chair of the Board of the University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment and an independent member of the Audit Committee for Parks Australia.
His former appointments include Director-General, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (1998–2003), Executive Director Operations, NSW Environment Protection Authority
Chair of the Environment Committee and member of the Regulatory and Reform Committee.
Term of appointment: 21 September 2001 to 31 December 2011
Ralph had been in investment banking for over 30 years, with particular experience in corporate finance advice, infrastructure and listed capital raisings. He is now a financial consultant as principal of Pennant Advisory Services Pty Ltd. He is a director of Ausflag Limited and an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Office of State Revenue.
Member of the Audit and Risk, Environment, Finance, and People and Remuneration Committees.
Term of appointment: 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2011
Kate is Chief Marketing Officer of Telstra, heading the group that is a focal point for product and marketing innovation in the company. She was appointed to this newly established position on 29 March 2010.
Kate joined Telstra in August 2004 as head of Telstra’s regulatory group. Within a year she was promoted to the role of Deputy Group Managing Director for public policy and communication.
Before joining Telstra, Kate was Director-General of the Department of Commerce in New South Wales and previously had held a range of senior executive roles in government departments and offices.
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Term of appointment: 8 October 2007 to 30 September 2013
Bob has worked in the private sector as a director on several boards, and also in government, giving advice at ministerial and cabinet level.
Recently, Bob was the Chief Executive Officer of Rail Infrastructure Corporation. He has filled similar roles at Network Design & Construction (telecoms), Merlin International Properties and the Darling Harbour Authority. He is a director of Allconnex Water and was a director of Hamilton Island Pty Ltd.
Bob was awarded membership to the Order of Australia for services to the building and construction industry in 1991. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Network, University of Technology, Sydney.
Member of the Environment, Public Health and Research, and People and Remuneration Committees.
Term of appointment: 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2011
Greg is the Director of Population Health, Planning and Performance for the Sydney South West Area Health Service. He was previously Chief Health Officer of NSW; Chief Executive Officer of Wentworth Area Health Service; and Director of the Public Health Unit of South Western Sydney Area Health Service. Greg is a member of the NSW Medical Board, the Board of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Council of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
Chair of the Public Health and Research Committee.