Committees and working groups

Board committees

Board committees to provide strategic guidance and assistance to the Board of Directors. Membership is determined by the Board and reviewed at least every two years. Each of the committees is chaired by a non-executive director selected by the Board.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee liaises with auditors to assess the effectiveness of the  governance framework.

The committee comprises an independent non-executive Chair and three independent non-executive Directors. Meetings are held quarterly and at any other time as requested.

  • John Gavens (Chair)
  • Ann Lansberry
  • Des Powell
  • 'Vacant position'

Risk Management Committee

The Risk Management Committee takes a lead role in facilitating risk management across the organisation, ensuring risks are identified and addressed by management.

The committee comprises an independent non-executive Chair and four independent non-executive Directors. Meetings are held quarterly and at any other time as requested.

  • Ann Lansberry (Chair)
  • John Gavens
  • Jo Plummer
  • Bernard Walsh

People, Culture and Executive Remuneration Committee

The People, Culture and Executive Remuneration Committee  assists the Board to drive a diverse, values-based, high performing workforce to deliver the organisation’s directions, including Strategy 2030. The committee also reviews remuneration arrangements, terms of employment and succession planning for the Executive Leadership team.

The committee comprises a non-executive Chair and three non-executive Directors.

  • Jo Plummer (Chair)
  • Elaine Carbines
  • Corrina Eccles
  • Des Powell

Advisory committees

We’re committed to open and transparent consultation with our customers and community.

We established dedicated advisory committees, and we consult directly on our major projects.

Customer Advisory Committee

Since it was first convened in 1996, our Customer Advisory Committee has been helping us respond to customer needs, involve our community in project planning, understand issues raised by interest groups and access valuable community knowledge.

Environmental Advisory Committee

Since being established in 2000, the Environmental Advisory Committee has been advising us on local environmental issues and policy. The committee comprises representatives from local environment groups.