Board of directors

Details about our Board of Directors is found within this section.

Mr David Lock

Chairman (Acting)
BComm (UNSW), CA, FAICD

Mr David Lock is the Chairman of Australian Pork Limited, the Western Australia Meat Industry Authority, Mareterram Limited and Odeum Produce Pty Limited. He is a non-executive director of CBH Group. He is a Trustee of the Marine Stewardship Council and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Curtin Business School. Mr Lock held Managing Director roles in public and private Australian food and agribusiness companies since 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 the Food Industry Association of Western Australia and a director of Food, Fibre and Land International Pty Limited

Appointed 1 January 2014, appointed Deputy Chairman 1 January 2017, term expires 31 December 2020.

Chair: Audit & Risk Committee.

 

 David Lock

Mr Pat Donovan

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

Mr Donovan was appointed CEO in January 2019 and comes to the Water Corporation with more than 25 years’ experience in the gas utility sector in Australia and Ireland. He was previously President of ATCO Gas Australia where he led the business in the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable energy to over 750,000 customers across the south west of Western Australia and previously held senior executive roles at ATCO and Alinta.

Mr Donovan has qualifications in engineering and finance, and has also completed an Ivey Business Executive Program at Western University in Canada. He has a proven track record of leading customer focussed business strategies and achieving sustained commercial success and business growth. He is a passionate proponent of delivering service and operational excellence at a sustainable cost to customers and the community. He is a Director of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA).

Appointed 1 January 2019, term expires December 2024.

 Sue Murphy

 

Ms Nicole Lockwood

LLB, BBus Environ, GAICD

Nicole is the Independent Chair of the Westport Taskforce charged with planning the infrastructure to drive the freight future of WA’s South West for the next 50-100 years. She is the Chair of the Freight and Logistics Council and a member of the Boards of the Water Corporation and Infrastructure Australia. She Chairs MNG Surveying and the Sienna Wood JV and is the Deputy Chair of Leadership WA. With a background in law and regional economic development, Nicole works with Government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and livability of our cities.

Appointed 1 March 2016, term expires 31 December 2020.

Member: Audit & Risk Committee and People & Culture Committee.

 

 Nicole Lockwood

Mrs Gningala Yarran-Mark

MBL LLB Bsc

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. Her current role with UGL of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Co-Ordinator leads significant internal cultural, workforce and supply chain and procurement partnerships and external stakeholder relations which gave her exposure to native title and RAP execution. She has a deep understanding of diversity, cultural competencies, RAP execution. She is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Co-ordinator, UGL, Executive Director, Fairbridge College and Chair, Aboriginal Family Law Service.

Appointed 12 November 2019, term expires 30 September 2022.

Member: Safety & People Committee

 

 Mrs Gningala Yarran-Mark

Mr David Rowe

BA GradAASC GAICD

Mr David Rowe has worked in executive leadership positions within the property development, construction, health and transport industries throughout Australia and in the Western Australian, Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. He is Chairman of the Ellenbrook Joint Venture, Board Member of the South Metropolitan Health Service and was previously Deputy Chairman of the Western Australian Land Authority (LandCorp) and a Member of the South Metropolitan Health Service Governing Council.

Appointed 1 March 2016, term expires 31 December 2018.

Member: Safety & Wellbeing Committee

   

 David Rowe

Mr Ross Holt

B. Econs (Hons)

Mr Ross Holt has been an integral part of the WA State Government finance and development landscape for almost 40 years. Previously the Chief Executive Officer of the WA Land Authority (LandCorp), Mr Holt retired in 2014. He is currently the Deputy Chancellor of Murdoch University, Chair of Forest Products Commission, Chair of Nudge and part of the independent Panel advising government on SAPPR and provides strategic management consultancy services.

Appointed 8 June 2016, term expires 31 December 2018.

Member: Safety & Wellbeing Committee

 

 Mr Ross Holt

Dr Jemma Green

B Comm, (Finance), Murdoch, Post Cert (Cross Sector Partnership) Post Cert (Sustainability) Masters (Sustainability), Cambridge University, PhD (Disruptive Innovation), Curtin Uni, MAICD.

Dr Jemma Green has extensive experience in finance, risk advisory and innovation, having worked for over a decade in investment banking in London. Her doctoral research focused on electricity market disruption that led to her cofounding Power Ledger, a blockchain technology company, which she is the Chairman. Dr Green is also an Advisory Board Member of Carbon Tracker.

Appointed 4 July 2017, term expires 1 December 2019

Audit & Risk Committee and People & Culture Committee

 Dr Jemma Green