Access Water Management Pty. Ltd.

I was Executive Director for Water Resource Management from 2006 to 2007 and NSW Water Commissioner from 2009 to 2014. I was also NSW Deputy Commissioner to the MDBC from 1997 and Senior Official to the Basin Officials Committee until 2014. I have 25 years experience in water policy and planning, and water management at the highest level and have been responsible for development and implementation of significant water reform.

Organisational Capability

  • Water policy development, Water planning, Institutional reform, Stakeholder engagement, Program management, Project development


  • Privatisation of NSW irrigation corporations
    Developed conditions of Irrigation Corporation licences for privatised Murray and Western Murray Irrigation Corporations
  • Sydney Metropolitan water Plan 2010
    Chaired the NSW Metro CEO's group in the development of the Sydney Metropolitan Water Plan, including environmental flow rules, and desalination plant operating rules
  • NSW drought water sharing
    Negotiated changes to interestate water sharing arrangements and developed and introduced drought water sharing policy for southern NSW in 2007
  • Trade of salinity credits
    Negotiated commercial arrangements allowing a private company to dispose of saline water, in reply to funding salt interception works that removed two-times the salt disposed from entering the Murray River
  • NSW Water Policy
    Developed the NSW policy framework for the National Water Initiative