2020 Director Elections have commenced

September 8, 2020

Water Research Australia is driven by passionate and highly-skilled members of our BIG Team who sit on the Board of Directors. Our member community is key to WaterRA’s success, and the Board plays a crucial role by ensuring a strong strategic focus and good governance for WaterRA.

Every year, our election process gives our members the opportunity to drive WaterRA's governance. Our members’ role in ensuring suitable candidates are nominated and elected on to the WaterRA Board is an important part of WaterRA's constitution.

The recent call for nominations to the Board closed on Wednesday 19th August. As a total of twelve (12) nominations were received for four (4) vacancies, an election is required with all WaterRA member organisations entitled to vote for all positions.

Industry Nominations – 3 vacancies

(The order of nominees has been randomly allocated using the Australian Electoral Commission's ballot paper generator)

-          Bergmann, David – South East Water, Victoria

-          Nelson, Nicola – Sydney Water, New South Wales

-          Evans, Deborah – Water Corporation, Western Australia

-          Bryant, Benjamin – Icon Water, Australian Capital Territory

-          Sheehan, David – Coliban Water, Victoria

-          Smith, Fiona – WaterNSW, New South Wales

-          Dysart, Amy – Power and Water Corporation, Northern Territory

Research Nominations – 1 vacancy

(The order of nominees has been randomly allocated using the Australian Electoral Commission's ballot paper generator)

-          Rogers, Steve – Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory

-          Zhang, Xiwang – Monash University, Victoria

-          Stratton, Helen – Griffith University, Queensland

-          Jackson, Anna – Australian Water Quality Centre, South Australia

-          McArthur, Sally – Swinburne University, Victoria

The professional biographies, selection criteria responses and election videos (where provided) of all nominees are available here and have also been sent directly to WaterRA Member Representatives.

The election period will be from the 8th to 22nd September, 2020.

Please note that only Member Representatives can vote on behalf of their organisations. We encourage all members to liaise with their respective Member Representatives regarding voting preferences.

Ratification of Board membership will take place at the WaterRA Annual General Meeting on 28th October 2020.