The Board’s role is to:

  • set strategy and direction, and provide the governance framework for the organisation through the endorsement of financial, administrative and operational policies
  • ensure we perform our functions and exercise our powers in a proper, effective and efficient way
  • ensure strategic and operational planning objectives are achieved
  • be accountable to the responsible Ministers for our performance
  • review the annual performance of the Chief Executive Officer.

Hon. Dr David Hamill AM (Chair)

The Honourable Dr David Hamill AM is a professional non-executive company director with an extensive track record and board experience. He is currently Chair of the Seqwater Board, a Director of Brookfield Business Partners LP and Chairman of Act for Kids.

Among his former roles, Dr Hamill was Chairman of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Chairman of the Gladstone Airport Corporation, Chairman of the Board of the Queensland Museum, Director of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP and a member of the governing body (Senate) of the University of Queensland.

As the Member for Ipswich in the Queensland Parliament from 1983 to 2001, Dr Hamill held the portfolios of Treasurer (1998-2001), Minister for Education (1995-6), and Minister for Transport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Economic and Trade Development (1989-1995).

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr Hamill is a graduate of both the University of Queensland (BA and PhD) and Oxford University (MA). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2009 he became a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament, the community, and to business.

Michael Arnett

Michael has extensive board and management experience in natural resources and professional services organisations, with significant experience in the corporate, commercial, mining and natural resources, banking, finance and securities sectors. Michael has been a Board member of Unitywater and is a former partner of international law firm Norton Rose, predominantly consulting in the mining, resources and oil, and gas areas. Michael is a Board member of Archipelago Metals Limited, NRW Holdings Limited and Queensland Energy Resources Limited.

Shane McGrath

Shane is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the water industry. He has extensive experience in senior leadership roles for asset creation and management of water supply infrastructure, including major dams, both in Australia and overseas.  Shane is a Director of SGM Consulting, an executive member of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams, a member of the Dam Safety Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and a Chartered Professional Engineer.

Marina Vit

Marina Vit has more than twenty years of senior executive management experience which has seen her take on roles such as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager in dynamic not for profit, commercial and government organisations.Marina is a well-connected and talented executive who has a track record of getting the job done, from restructuring companies through to setting the strategic policy platform for successful government. A fully qualified company director, Marina has served on and advised a number of Boards.

John Dempsey

John has a strong track record of board experience, including 13 years' as a director of Energex, with five years as Chairman. He is a former accountant, tax agent, chartered secretary and Cairns City Councillor. John previously chaired the Allconnex water business and was a director of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Queensland.

Penny Tovey

Penny has over 25 years of experience in organisational leadership, legal compliance, industrial relations, human resources management, resource utilisation and organisational development.  Among her former roles Penny was the Director of APESMA, owner/director of her own company Workplace Knowhow and has worked for both Employer and Employee Organisations.  Penny is also currently the Chair of the Industrial Relations Committee for CleanCo a new publicly owned clean energy generator.

Our Board members