Find out about our board members here.

Mr Ross Love

BA Hons, MPA2, ADP

Mr Ross Love recently retired after 25 years with the Boston Consulting Group where he was most recently Managing Partner for New York. Prior to that he held a number of positions in the WA Government, including Chief of Staff to the Premier, between 1990-93. Ross’s experience bridges both corporate and government sectors, including airlines and airports, commuter rail, retail and resources. His focus has been on strategy development and execution, including large-scale organisational transformations. He is currently the Chair of Fremantle Ports.

Appointed 22 September 2020, term expires 31 December 2022.

Member: People and Safety Committee

Mr David LockBoard of Directors - Mr David Lock

Deputy Chair

Mr David Lock is the Chair of the Faculty of Business and Law at Curtin University and Odeum Produce Pty Limited. He is a non-executive director of CBH Group and Interflour Group in Singapore, and he is a Trustee of the Marine Stewardship Council. He is the Chair of the audit and risk committees at Water Corporation, CBH Group and Marine Stewardship Council.

Mr Lock held managing director roles in public and private Australian food and agribusiness companies from 2004, prior to taking on a portfolio career in December 2017. He also held managerial positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Australia, Canada and the UK. In 2012, he was named NAB Agribusiness Leader of the Year and in 2013 he won the Australian Export Heroes Award.

Mr Lock brings significant finance skills to the board, as well as a deep understanding of the Australian agribusiness industry. He was previously Chairman of Australian Pork Limited, the West Australian Meat Industry Authority, the Food Industry Association of Western Australia, Mareterram Limited, Sea Harvest Australia Pty Ltd and a director of Food, Fibre and Land International Pty Limited.

Appointed 1 January 2014, appointed Deputy Chair 1 January 2017, term expires 31 December 2023.

Chair: Audit and Risk Committee.


Mr Pat DonovanBoard of Directors - Mr Pat Donovan

Chief Executive Officer
Bachelor of Engineering (BA BAI) Mechanical Engineering (Trinity College, Dublin), FIEAust, GAICD, AICD

Mr Donovan joined Water Corporation after more than 25 years in the gas utility sector in Australia and Ireland. He was previously President of ATCO Gas Australia where he led the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable energy to over 750,000 customers across the south west of Western Australia. He also held senior executive roles at ATCO and Alinta.

Mr Donovan has qualifications in engineering and finance, and has completed an Ivey Business Executive Program at Western University in Canada. Mr Donovan is also a Board Member of the Water Services Association of Australia. He has a proven track record of leading customer focussed business strategies and achieving sustained commercial success and business growth.

Appointed 1 January 2019, term expires December 2023. 


Mrs Gningala Yarran-MarkBoard of Directors - Mrs Gningala Yarran-Mark


Mrs Gningala Yarran-Mark is an experienced Board Director, focused on education and Aboriginal health governance. Following an early legal career she moved into commercial roles in large engineering and contracting firms, as the leader of Aboriginal engagement, coordination and liaison with BHP Iron Ore (Port Hedland); Sinclair Knight Merz working on the Rio Tinto Expansion Project; Jacobs and currently United Group Ltd. Gningala’s current role with UGL leads significant internal cultural change across workforce, supply chain and procurement partnerships.

Mrs Yarran-Mark's experience in managing external stakeholder relations gave her exposure to native title and the sensitivities around Traditional Owner aspirations as well as in-depth working knowledge of the execution and implementation of reconciliation action plans (RAPs).

Mrs Yarran-Mark has a deep understanding of diversity, cultural competencies, change management and stakeholder relationships. She currently holds the position of Aboriginal Engagement Manager at UGL and is a Board Director of the Edith Cowan University Council.

Appointed 12 November 2019, term expires 30 September 2022.

Chair: People and Safety Committee 


Dr Carla Boehl


Dr Boehl is a civil engineer with international work experience who moved to Australia in 2006 to work as a water engineer. Dr Boehl then specialised in asset management and worked in industries such as rail and mining. She is currently employed as Manager of Asset Strategy at the Fremantle Port Authority and is an Associate at Curtin University's WA School of Mines. Dr Boehl is also Chair of the Asset Management Council WA and Fellow of Engineers Australia.

Appointed 1 January 2021, term expires 31 December 2023. 

Member: Audit and Risk Committee.


Ms Helen Creed 

BA/Dip Soc Studs

Ms Helen Creed is a senior sessional Member on the State Administrative Tribunal. MsCreed brings considerable experience as the former executive director of the Community Legal Centres Association of WA, and has held senior positions with the Western Australian Council of Social Services, Department of Communities, and Department of Consumer and Employment Protection. Ms Creed is also the current chair of Regional Early Education and Development Inc and the Victoria Park Youth Accommodation, as well as a board member for Child Australia and Children Integrated Management Services.

Appointed 7 April 2021, term expires 19 April 2024.

Member: People and Safety Committee

Ms Janine FreemanBoard member - Janine Freeman

BEc GradDipOH&S CertIVFinServices GAICD

Janine Freeman is a social equity advocate and former WA Member of Parliament, who proudly served her diverse community for 13 years as the Member for Mirrabooka. Janine has spent her career representing working people and their families including the role of Assistant State Secretary of UnionsWA. Janine has extensive board and committee experience, joining her first board in 1993. She was previously Chair WA Legislative Assembly Education and Health Committee, has been a Member of the WA WorkCover Board and Deputy Chair of the industry superannuation fund, HESTA.

She is the current independent chair of Fair Food WA and the State Emergency Relief Committee (auspiced by WACOSS), Anglicare WA Board Member and serves on the Health Department Sustainable Health Independent Oversight Committee.

Appointed 9 March 2022, term expires 31 December 2024.

Member: Audit and Risk Committee