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Executive Management

Nicole Hollows

Nicole Hollows

Chief Executive

Nicole Hollows was appointed SunWater Chief Executive Officer on 26 April 2016.

Nicole is an experienced senior executive, with a career spanning more than 20 years in the resources sector. Prior to joining SunWater, she was Managing Director of global resources firm AMCI Australia and South East Asia. She was Chief Executive Officer of Macarthur Coal Limited from 2007 to 2011 and, under her leadership, the company grew from A$700m to A$5bn market capitalisation and was listed on the ASX Top 50 Companies Index.

Nicole believes in leading a high performance culture and streamlined systems to achieve operational excellence.

Outside her business activities, Nicole dedicates time to charity and community organisations. She is an advisory committee member of the Salvation Army SE Queensland Council and also a member of the CEO Advisory Committee for Dean of QUT Business School.

She 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.

Colin Bendall

Colin Bendall

Executive General Manager Operations and Service

Colin Bendall was appointed Executive General Manager Operations and Services on 2 January 2017 after serving more than 30 years with SunWater and its predecessors in technical, operational and senior management roles.

He oversees the organisation’s on-ground services and is responsible for driving customer-oriented, efficient and safe operations that support regional Queensland’s water needs.

Colin is a highly skilled water industry specialist with expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of bulk water infrastructure with a strong customer focus.

Previously, Colin worked for SunWater in technical and senior advisory roles and was involved in the design of large-scale water harvesting schemes, on-farm dams, drainage and irrigation. He has also owned and directed a successful irrigation design company.

Colin is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has specialist industry qualifications including an Associate Diploma in Applied Science - Farm Water Supplies (Hons) and a Certificate in Tropical Agriculture. He also served nine years in the Queensland Fire and Rescue Auxiliary at Mareeba, during which time he was appointed Auxiliary Captain.