Chairman: Dr Stephen Gumley AO, HonDEng(Tas) D.Phil(Oxon) MBA(Tas), FIE(Aust), FTSE
Dr Gumley is a professional engineer and business manager with over 30 years’ experience at senior level working with technology project/program delivery, the public-private sector interface, and asset management. Since 1993, he has held seven Chief Executive roles in both the private and public sectors, including in the ports, irrigation, defence, irrigation, aviation, and engineering industries.
Dr Gumley has also held a diverse portfolio of board positions since the 1980s including at the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Development Authority, AMOG Holdings, the Victoria Defence Council and as a Board advisor on Goulburn Murray Water’s $2billion irrigation asset renewal program and Murray Irrigation’s $200million infrastructure program.
Director: Dr Helen Locher B.Sc., M.Env.Sc.,
PhD (Civil Engineering), GAICD
Dr Locher has a PhD focussed on river hydraulics and water resources management, and more than 25 years’ experience working within Australia and overseas on environmental, social and sustainability issues for water and energy developments.
Helen provides independent consulting services to agencies including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Mekong River Commission, and the International Hydropower Association (IHA), and was recognised by the IHA with the 2015 Mosonyi Award for her globally-significant contributions to sustainable hydropower.
She was awarded a scholarship by the AICD for the Company Directors course in 2015, and has previously held Board roles on the Environment Protection Authority and the former Resource Planning and Development Commission.
Director: Vincent (Tony) Kelly CPEng, Dip Civ Eng, MAICD
Mr Kelly has in excess of 40 years’ experience in the water and sewerage industry and most recently was the Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water.He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, the Chair of the Lower Yarra Future Directions Group, and a member of the Board of WaterLinks. In addition, he has held numerous positions on other industry and not-for-profit bodies, including as Chairman of WaterAid Australia, the Savewater Alliance and the Victorian Water Industry Association’s Sustainability Taskforce.
Director: Joanne Pearson BBus(Acctg), MBA, FCPA, GAICD
Ms Pearson is a qualified accountant and an experienced Chief Financial Officer with years of experience in the utilities sector, sitting on various boards and committees. She has significant understanding of governance and risk management, including through her role on the Board of Westernport Water in Victoria. She has served as a Director and Alternate Director on various Board in the utilities sector, including Zinfra Pty Ltd, ActewAGL and United Energy Ltd. As part of her TasWater role, Ms Pearson joins the Audit and Risk Committees and the Environment and Public Health Committee.
Director: Sally Darke B.Ec, FAICD
Ms Darke is currently Chairperson of the Tasmanian Community Fund and Non Executive Director of TasPorts and Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association. She is a past Chairperson, Director and Adviser to the Board of B&E. In May 2019, Ms Darke retired from the Chairperson role at Scotch Oakburn College.
Ms Darke has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources and corporate governance in the financial, infrastructure, education, sporting and community sectors with an emphasis on regulated industries. She had 10 years as a Director in the advisory practice of KPMG.
Director: Mr Kevin Young, BEng(Hons)(Civil), MBA, FAICD, FIEAust
Mr Young has more than 17 years’ experience as a Director. He is currently a Director (and Deputy Chair) of WaterAid Australia, including Chair of the Finance and Risk Management Committee. He is the immediate past Managing Director, Sydney Water Corporation (2011-2019) and prior to that was Managing Director, Hunter Water Corporation (2004 – 2011).
Mr Young comes to TasWater following a career spanning 40 years in the water and sewerage industry in Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom and brings a wealth of expertise in the management and operation of water utilities.
Director: Kathryn Westwood, BComm, GAICD, FIPA, ASA, MRMIA
Kathryn has over 25 years’ experience in commercial, finance and risk management within forestry, water, metals processing, insurance industries and local Government in Tasmania and extensive board experience across government, commercial, mutual and ‘for purpose’ sectors. '
She is currently a non-executive director of Sustainable Timber Tasmania, Independent Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee for DPAC and Chair of Blueline Laundry Inc. Kathryn has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.