Grantley Butterfield is Manager of the Australian Water Partnership. He has over 15 years of experience in policy development and environmental management, with a diverse experience in the public and private sectors.
During 2014-15, Grantley provided consultancy services to develop and implement a whole-of-life-cycle approach to chemical management for ICON Water, and in doing so achieved ISO accreditation for chemical management and organisational safety for the organisation.
Prior to this, Grantley was a Senior Project Manager with the Federal Department of Environment (DoE) and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) to deliver project and policy outcomes. He led a number of international chemical management areas including the analysis to support ratification of newly listed chemicals under the Stockholm Convention, and the Australian Government’s international chemical monitoring obligations under the Stockholm, Rotterdam and Basel Conventions. He has also managed several water management, sustainability and diversification programs such as the development and implementation of the Water Efficiency Opportunities Program and delivery of election commitment projects under the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan. Projects in this program included the Adelaide Desalination Plant, the Glenelg to Adelaide Parklands Recycled Water Project and the two National Centres of Excellence in Water Recycling and Desalination. He also prepared the inaugural Environmental Strategic Plan for FaHCSIA, which was adopted in 2008.
Grantley has also worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors, including as National Advocacy Officer for Diabetes Australia, where during the 2007 election he secured a large commitment of funds to provide insulin pumps for children and young adolescents with insulin dependent type 1 diabetes. He was also previously the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst for the National Association of Forest Industries, providing high-level advice on environmental issues affecting the national forest industry such as water resource management, climate change, emissions trading and carbon sequestration.
Grantley has experience in a number of roles within the ACT Department of Urban Services, including as Business Strategy Manager for ACT NOWaste, Executive Officer for ACT Forests and the GIS Program Manager for Environment ACT.
Kaye has had a distinguished career in education and training spanning more than 40 years. Her executive roles have included CEO of the SA Department of Employment & TAFE and CEO of the SA Department of Labour, Public Works and Administrative Services. In the role of Interim Chair and subsequently Executive Chair, she led the transition from State and Territory regulation of Australia’s vocational education and training system to the establishment of the Australian Skills Quality Authority in 2011. Non-executive roles have included; Chair of the TAFE SA Board; member of the NSW TAFE Commission Board; and Chairperson of the NSW Board of Adult & Community Education and a number of other Boards. She has also held the positions of Executive Director of the National Research Centre for VET and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Technology Sydney. Kaye served as a Trustee of the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust for 16 years and was a Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (ICEWARM) for nine years.
She has extensive experience in international development across the Asia-Pacific region both as a consultant and as a senior officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – DFAT (formerly AusAID). Within DFAT she held the position of Principal Education Specialist, advising the agency on its global education portfolio. She currently provides strategic advice to DFAT on skills development in the Pacific.
In 1999 Kaye was awarded the Australian College of Education Medal for services to education. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education from RMIT University. In 2014 she was admitted as an Officer of the Order of Australia for her services to vocational education and training.
Kaye is also Director and Principal Consultant, Kaye Schofield & Associates, and a member of the eWater Board.