Welcome the eWater Limited Board for 2024

L to R: Greg Claydon (Chair), Murray Rankin, Hamish Butler, Bob McMullan, Deb Brown, Kathryn Silvester, Mitchell Issac, Andrew Reynolds, Dr. Grace Mitchell.

Our recent Annual General Meeting marked a great opportunity for our Board and people to come together to share and celebrate our achievements and a greater focus on what we want to accomplish in 2024 and beyond.

We farewelled long serving Independent Director, David Dreverman, who stepped down after more than 15 years of service and support to eWater Group. David brought more than 40 years of experience and understanding of the water sector to the eWater Limited Board and the wider organisation. We wish David all the best for the future. Head to the link for more on David Dreverman here.

This year also marks new beginnings for the eWater Limited Board with the announcement that Hamish Butler will now step in as an Owner-Nominated Director within the eWater Board Limited, nominated by the Queensland Government.

With 20 years’ experience in the Queensland public service, including natural resource and environmental management roles, Mr. Butler is currently the Executive Director South Region, Queensland Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water.

Mr. Butler brings to the board strong experience in science and evidence-based water planning, compliance, and program implementation, as well as being an experienced leader with a passion for building technical and leadership capacity in the Queensland public service.

Greg Claydon, Chair, eWater Limited Board, said, “in welcoming Hamish to the Board, I also acknowledged retiring Director David Dreverman’s wonderful contribution to eWater, and indeed water resource management in Australia and internationally, over many years. I wish to thank David very much for his wise counsel, deep knowledge and very helpful insights, always aimed at achieving better outcomes, and wished him well for the future.”

“The eWater Ltd Board is a skills-based board and it is vital that we have a diversity of the necessary skills to inform our strategic direction and our decision-making.”

“Hamish’s role within the Queensland Department encompasses effective, evidence-based decision making, best practice regulation and consultative water planning activities, with an emphasis on business improvement and delivery. All of these align well with eWater’s products and services, so it is great to have him on board.”

We also welcomed the re-election of two Board Directors – Owner-nominated Director by the Commonwealth, Andrew Reynolds from the Murray Darling Basin Authority, and Owner-Nominated Director, Deb Brown, from the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

Andrew Reynolds has more than 24 years’ experience in the water industry, managing major water supply infrastructure, as well as extensive knowledge in the fields of engineering project management, dam safety and construction management. Andrew is the Executive Director, River Management at the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Deb Brown is the Executive Director in the Water and Catchments Group of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and a trusted and respected water leader with over 20 years’ experience within the public sector. Over her career, Deb has specialised in urban water management and conservation, environment, and river health improvement, and more recently in improving Traditional Owner inclusion in water management.

We welcome Hamish to the eWater Limited Board, and the re-election of Deb and Andrew.

eWater Group is governed by a Board of Directors who bring a diverse range of skills and experience to our organisation, including water policy and management, commercialisation of Australian technology, research and development, and strategic planning.