SunWater Board

The Board of SunWater comprises six directors selected for their individual and combined expertise to overview and direct the corporation.

Leith Boully

BRurSc, DipBusStud, FAICD, FAIM

Chairman

Leith Boully - Chair

Leith has many years’ experience in business and natural resource management, particularly water, at local, state and national levels.

Leith serves on the Boards of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited, Isis Central Sugar Mill, Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. She is also a member of the Australian Water Partnership Committee.

Leith was formerly Chairman of Healthy Waterways and Wide Bay Water Corporation, and a Director of Seqwater.

Appointed to the board on 01 October 2015
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018

Neville Ide

BBus, MComm, FCPA, FAICD

Director

Neville_Ide

Neville’s industry knowledge and experience covers banking, insurance, infrastructure and corporate treasury including debt and equity capital markets, balance sheet structuring and financial risk management.

His most recent executive roles were as Group Treasurer, Suncorp Metway Limited, and Director Financial Markets, Queensland Treasury Corporation.

Neville is currently a non-executive director of RACQ Insurance Limited, QT Mutual Bank Ltd and Retech Ltd. He also undertakes selective work in the financial services industry.

Appointed to the board on 01 October 2015
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018

Patrice Sherrie

FCA, GAICD

Director

Patrice Sherrie - Director

Patrice is an experienced executive and director with over 30 years’ experience in Queensland and PNG in chartered accounting and commerce and has diverse industry experience including finance, property, childcare and the arts.

Patrice is currently a consultant to Bentleys (Qld) Pty Ltd, Treasurer of The Women’s College within The University of Queensland, Director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Queensland) and Director of Andersens Floor Coverings Pty Ltd.

Appointed to the board on 01 October 2015
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018

Moya Steele

BA/LLB, MAICD

Director

Moya Steele 

Moya is an experienced strategic development advisor to commercial organisations and government entities across Queensland.

She is an owner, Partner and Board member of one of Queensland’s largest independent law firms and currently leads its state-wide Planning, Property and Procurement team. Moya specialises in planning and environmental law, providing development advisory services and strategic management of legislative process for development. She acts for both the private and public sector for major projects and infrastructure, tourism, water transport, residential, extractive industries and retail developments.

Moya currently holds the position of Discretionary Director on the Board of Townsville Enterprise, and is appointed to the Townsville CBD Task Force and the Property Council of Australia (Townsville).

Appointed to the board on 03 December 2015
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018

David Stewart

BE(Hons), FIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer, RPEQ, GAICD

Director

David Stewart 

David is a civil engineer with 35 years’ experience in Australia and internationally, specialising in large dams, water supply, irrigation and other infrastructure projects.

During that time, he has worked in the private sector with major engineering consulting firms and in the public sector with large water businesses, including as Executive Manager Technical Services, Executive Manager Strategy and Development and as Managing Director of Goulburn-Murray Water in Victoria.

David is currently Managing Director of the specialist engineering consultancy Australian Dams & Water Consultants Pty Ltd and is a former director and past chairman of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD). He was recognised by Engineers Australia in 2009 as one of Australia’s 100 most Influential Engineers and has been awarded the River Murray Water Medal by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Appointed to the board on 03 December 2015
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018

Vanessa Sullivan

BEc(Hons), GradDip(AppFin)

Director

Vanessa Sullivan - Director

Vanessa has more than 20 years’ experience advising government and private sector organisations on regulatory, strategy, market trading transactions and sustainability responses in the energy sector.

She is a partner at Lyon Infrastructure Investments, a former climate change and sustainability services leader with Ernst & Young and until recently was a director at energy business Energex.

Vanessa has extensive commercial, regulatory and finance experience across the water, energy and carbon sectors. She completed a number of significant transactions in each of these sectors including contracting $1 billion energy load for the Queensland Government, energy and water market acquisitions and developing carbon and energy strategies for global corporates.

Appointed to the board on 15 December 2016
Term of appointment to 30 September 2018