Board of directors

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

Mr Michael Hollett – Chairman


Mr Michael Hollett is Chairman of Ocean Gardens Inc and Director at H&H Development Enterprises Pty Ltd. He has extensive water industry and property development experience and consults in both business and property development. Prior to this, Mr Hollett was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Lifestyle Villages Group and expanded the Groups delivery of affordable new housing estates and senior and resource sector accommodation communities across the State and to Victoria. He is a qualified Hydrographer and worked in a variety of roles including regional and metropolitan land development, lead new pathways in water recycling and efficiency and strategic planning for Water Corporation and its predecessors from 1982 to 2004.

Appointed 1 January 2017, term expires 31 December 2019.

 Board member Michael Hollett

Ms Sue Murphy – Chief Executive Officer

BEng (Hons), CP Eng, FIE Aust, GAICD

Ms Sue Murphy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Water Corporation in November 2008. 

Ms Murphy is a Member of the University of Western Australia Senate and Board Member of the University of WA Business School, Board Member of the Water Services Association of Australia, Board Member of the Fremantle Football Club and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Appointed November 2008, term expires 31 December 2018.

 Sue Murphy

Mr David Lock – Deputy Chairman


Mr David Lock is the Chairman of Mareterram Limited, a listed agribusiness company. He is also the Chairman of the Western Australia Meat Industry Authority and a member of the Advisory Council of the Curtin Business School. Prior to joining Mareterram Limited in January 2016, Mr Lock was the CEO of the Craig Mostyn Group for 12 years. He has 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.

Appointed 1 January 2017, term expires 31 December 2019.

 David Lock

Ms Nicole Lockwood

Ms Nicole Lockwood is owner and principal of Lockwood Advisory which provides advice to government and industry in the areas of regional development, infrastructure and stakeholder engagement. Prior to the establishment of Lockwood Advisory, she was a Director at KPMG. Ms Lockwood is currently the Commissioner of Tourism WA, Board Member of Infrastructure Australia, Deputy Chairman of Leadership WA, Board Member of Internet of Things Alliance Australia, Chair of the Freights and Logistics Council, Chair of MNG Surveying and the Independent Chair of Sienna Wood JV. Previous board roles include Pilbara Development Commission, WA Planning Commission and Horizon Power.

Appointed 1 March 2016, term expires 31 December 2017.

 Nicole Lockwood

Mr David Rowe

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

Appointed 1 March 2016, term expires 31 December 2018.

 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 CEO of the WA Land Authority (LandCorp), Mr Holt retired in 2014, and is currently the Deputy Chancellor of Murdoch University, Chair of Forest Products Commission, Non-executive Director NS Projects and Non-executive Director of Nudge.

Appointed 8 June 2016, term expires 31 December 2018.

 Mr Ross Holt

Dr Jemma Green

Dr Jemma Green has extensive experience in risk assessment and advisory, working at the nexus of innovation and finance. She has a particular interest in sustainable finance and economics, and her doctoral research focuses on sustainable cities. Dr Green is currently the Deputy Lord Mayor at the City of Perth, the Co-Founder and Chair of Power Ledger, the Chair of Climate KIC Australia and an Advisory Board Member of Carbon Tracker and One Million Women.

Appointed 4 July 2017, term expires 31 December 2019.

 Dr Jemma Green