VicWater would like to extend our congratulations to new and returning water sector board members. For the first time Victoria’s history, Minister Lisa Neville announced that the first ever Aboriginal Chair has been appointed.
Rueben Berg, a Gunditjmara man, will take up the appointment of Chair at Westernport Water. There are 54 new and 65 returning board appointments made. The board members were appointed by an independent panel and in another Victorian first, included proud Yorta Yorta woman, Seona James on the selection panel. Aboriginal representation has increased to 13 board members with the latest appointments, up from 11 in 2019.
VicWater is pleased to see the move to improve female representation among board members. Representation of female board members now sits at 57 per cent, and at 59 per cent for CMA board members, up from 38 per cent in 2014.
Minister Lisa Neville says: “Victoria’s water entities have a strong history of dedicated representatives and these appointments continue our work in establishing a culture of fairness, diversity, expertise and equity.”
Greater Western Water’s board members commenced in July, with the integration of City West Water and Western Water, the remaining board members' term commences in October.
VicWater welcomes the announcement of both new and returning board members and looks forward to continuing our work supporting the Victorian water sector to provide safe and reliable water services.
A full list of appointments can be viewed here.