Jim Pruss, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Jim has nearly 30 years’ experience in the water industry and previously headed the Water Delivery, Operations and Sustainable Water, and Asset Delivery groups within Seqwater. Jim’s experience includes time as General Manager, Water and Waste for Redland Shire Council and prior to that 15 years in various technical and specialist, supervisory and management roles at Sydney Water. His current responsibilities include the production of the 30-year Water Security Program, the Queensland Competition Authority bulk water pricing submission, research, innovation, climate change, catchment protection and working with the Department of Energy and Water Supply on potential changes to flood mitigation in South East Queensland.
Dan Spiller, General Manager Asset Portfolio Development and Delivery
Dan has extensive experience in infrastructure planning, delivering complex projects, as well as a strong understanding of the region’s integrated assets. He was previously Seqwater’s Manager, Water Supply and System Planning. Prior to this, Dan was Director of Operations, SEQ Water Grid Manager following his role as Acting Chief Executive of the Queensland Water Commission.
Sally Frazer, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Sally has been a lawyer for more than 25 years, with 12 years’ experience in the water industry. She has worked in both the private sector and State Government as a senior executive and lead departmental lawyer, with a focus on legal, governance, compliance risk and company secretarial functions, as well as water infrastructure development. Most recently, Sally was the General Manager, Legal Services at LinkWater, where she was responsible for advising on all legal aspects of the water transportation infrastructure and network, and also held the position of Alliance Board Member for the entities construction projects.
Liam Tobin, General Manager Operations
Liam has more than 30 years’ experience in the resources, manufacturing and oil industries. Most recently, Liam was the Director Business Development at QER and before this he worked as Refinery Manager at Caltex’s Lytton Refinery and Plant Manager at the Boyne Aluminium Smelter. These roles required a strong focus on safety leadership, operational excellence and operating in a competitive environment.
In addition to his industry involvement, Liam held the position of Associate Dean of Engineering at Central Queensland University, where he was responsible for environmental and maintenance management, as well as process engineering research and education programs.
Nikki Poteri-Collie, General Manager Strategy, People and Safety
Nikki joined Seqwater in October 2015 to lead the Strategy, People and Safety group.
A senior strategy, planning and finance executive, Nikki has more than 25 years’ experience building the strategic and financial success of large private sector businesses across the infrastructure construction and services industries. Specialising in financial management, corporate strategy and commercial management, Nikki’s diverse background also includes managing marketing and communications and ERP systems. Nikki has been involved in the water industry throughout her career which began with the Queensland Water Resources Commission. Since then she has worked in private sector organisations in the water, electrical and telecommunication industries across Australia, most recently as General Manager Strategy and Development at Thiess Services Pty Ltd.
Donna Gregory, Acting Chief Financial Officer
Donna has 20 years experience at a senior level in both the local and state government sectors. A Fellow of CPA Australia, Donna has extensive experience in financial management, asset management, system implementation and continuous improvement. Donna joined Seqwater in 2008 and has held a number of both managerial and executive roles across the business. Prior to joining Seqwater, Donna worked in a variety of managerial and leadership roles within the Queensland Rail and Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Ross Muir, Acting General Manager Water Supply Strategy and Policy
Ross has more than 25 years’ experience in the water sector, specialising in commercial and regulatory aspects of water supply.
Before joining Seqwater, Ross was a consultant for more than 10 years advising private sector and Government clients in the Australian water sector on price regulation, infrastructure investments, institutional reform and water policy. Ross was also Commercial Manager at SunWater, where his responsibilities included customer service, billing, commercial investments, property, water trading and pricing.