Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises a non-executive chairman, seven non-executive directors and the Managing Director.

Greg Wilson (MAICD), Chair

Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson is Chair of Melbourne Water. 

Mr Wilson was previously with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and was Secretary of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Secretary of the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and Deputy Secretary of the Policy and Cabinet Group at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. 

Mr Wilson chaired the Victorian Essential Services Commission (formerly Office of the Regulator-General) and has held a number of senior leadership roles including Deputy Secretary (Water Sector) in the Department of Sustainability and Environment, General Manager of Regulatory Policy at the Essential Services Commission, Senior Economist, Department of Treasury and Finance, Melbourne Water and City West Water. 

Mr Wilson holds extensive emergency management sector experience and was appointed as Chair of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) and the VICSES in 2020, and has been Chair of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) since 2019.   

Mr Wilson brings with him a strong background in governance, public policy and financial management and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Political Science) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Economics). 

Mr Wilson was appointed as Chair of Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2023. 

Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo, Managing Director

Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo

Dr Nerina Di Lorenzo is the Managing Director of Melbourne Water Corporation. She leads Melbourne Water’s vision of enhancing life and liveability for the greater Melbourne region, encompassing the provision of water supply, sewerage, drainage, waterway health and catchment management services.

Prior to this appointment Dr Di Lorenzo was the Executive General Manager of Service Delivery at Melbourne Water. Dr Di Lorenzo has over 21 years of experience in senior leadership roles, including as CEO of Moreland City Council for five years. She brings a strong focus on delivering strategy and performance improvement focussed on customer and stakeholder outcomes, along with extensive experience in Asset Management, Infrastructure Operations, Project Delivery and Business Improvement.

Dr Di Lorenzo commenced her early career in the oil industry working on the oil rigs in Bass Strait. Dr Di Lorenzo holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Bachelor of Business and a PhD centring on the topic of organisational change management.

James Atkins, Director

James Atkins

Mr James Atkins FAICD is an experienced business advisor, marketing strategist and company director with over 35 years of experience working at a senior level in the retail, financial services and energy sectors. He is currently the Chair of BIG4 Holiday Parks and a Board member of the Connective Group. James is also director of Vantage Strategy, a consulting firm that provides business advisory services to commercial, government, and not-for-profit organisations.

Mr Atkins was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2021.

Andrew Cairns, Director

Andrew Cairns

Mr Andrew Cairns has extensive experience in the water industry, having served on the Board and as Chair of Coliban Water and as Chair of Western Water. His professional career has spanned several industries in Australia and internationally, including manufacturing, telecommunications and finance. Andrew is a strong believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility and working to strengthen community. As the Group CEO of Haven Home Safe, he works collaboratively with government, public and private partners to keep Victorians in safe, secure and affordable homes.

Mr Cairns was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2021.

Monique Conheady  (GAICD), Director

Monique Conheady

Monique Conheady is an experienced director with a private sector background in innovation, start-up/scale-up and executive leadership. Currently an Independent Chair of JET Charge Pty Ltd, a Director of Phantm Pty Ltd and Venture Partner with Wavemaker Impact.  Previously, she was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flexicar and held executive roles at Hertz Australia. 

She is also the newly appointed Chairperson Commissioner of Energy Safe Victoria, a recent Governing Board member of the Environment Protection Authority Victoria and a former Commissioner and Chairperson of Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria and deputy chair of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.  

Ms Conheady is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds qualifications in environmental engineering and sustainability leadership and brings to the role 25 years’ experience in the sustainability sector.  

Ms Conheady was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2023. 

Binda Gokhale (FCPA, GAICD), Director

Binda Gokhale

Binda Gokhale is an experienced executive and non-executive director. She is committed to driving strategic and performance outcomes for organisations through leadership in Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning and Governance. 

Ms Gokhale’s financial and operational experience is supported by directorships and committee roles held with a number of corporate, statutory, and not-for-profit entities. Currently these include Monash City Council, Melbourne Polytechnic, Benalla Health, Trust for Nature, Victorian Disability Worker Commission and Satellite Foundation. 

She has previously worked at Wyndham City Council and Telstra in senior executive roles.  Ms Gokhale currently participates as a member of the CPA - Public Sector and Not for Profit Committee and on the Executive Committee of the Victorian Local Government Finance Professionals (FinPro), engaging in policy and professional development. 

Ms Gokhale is a graduate of the Melbourne Business School, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. 

Ms Gokhale was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2023. 

Anita Roper, Director

Anita Roper

Ms Anita Roper is an experienced senior executive with a diverse background in various management roles across business, government, communities and multilateral agencies in Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA. Her executive career encompasses both the private and public sectors, and she has held positions including Chief Executive Officer at Sustainability Victoria and Global Director of Sustainability with Alcoa in New York. Throughout her career she has also served as Chair of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and Chair of the Stroke Association of Victoria, and has been involved on numerous boards and advisory panels, including Yarra Valley Water.

Ms Roper holds a Graduate qualification from of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ.

Ms Roper was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October 2021 and was appointed the Chair of the People, Safety and Remuneration Committee in 2022.

Freya Marsden (GAICD), Director

Freya Marsden

Ms Marsden is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director with extensive governance, corporate strategy and finance background. As an economist, Ms Marsden has a keen interest in ensuring long-term, effective outcomes and value for money for the Victorian government as well as for taxpayers.  

Ms Marsden has deep experience in driving optimal outcomes supported through her extensive sustainability, environmental management, finance, risk and audit capability. This includes establishing and utilising frameworks that protect and create value, manage risks and optimise opportunities.  

Ms Marsden brings significant knowledge of the energy, water, infrastructure, transport and environmental sectors; including sustainability policy within government and the private sector both in Australia and internationally. Ms Marsden also holds extensive not-for-profit experience, having been involved in policy development in areas such as disadvantage and disability.  

An economist, data governance and sustainability specialist, Ms Marsden holds a Master of Commerce, Bachelor of Agriculture and Resource Economics including, has completed the Cambridge University Sustainable Finance course and Sustainable Leadership Non-executive Director Programme and is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  

Ms Marsden was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2023. 

Cameron Myrtle, Director  

Cameron Myrtle

Cameron (Camm) Myrtle is a Taungurung Traditional Owner and currently the Executive Manager of Corporate Services at the Taungurung Land and Waters Council. He is responsible for finance, HR, health and safety, technology, workplace culture, communications, risk, procurement, and office administration and sits on the Risk and Audit and CEO remuneration committees.  

Mr Myrtle has a strong corporate leadership background in banking and finance at NAB, with 20 years of experience in finance, commercial property, project management, change management and stakeholder relationship management.  

Mr Myrtle holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance FINSIA and Diploma of Project Management. 

Mr Myrtle was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2023. 

Fiona Rowland (FAICD), Director

Fiona Rowland

Ms Fiona Rowland, FAICD is an experienced Non-Executive Director, and former CEO, in public, private, government and for purpose sectors with significant experience in leading established and disruptor businesses through transformational and regulatory change.

Ms Rowland has deep experience in the financial services and infrastructure sectors. Prior to her board career, she was a CEO and executive director with 18 years’ executive management and CEO experience at the Bennelong Group, National Australia Bank, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, UBS AG. 

Ms Rowland is currently the Non-Executive Chair of Macquarie Investment Services Limited (part of Macquarie Group Ltd ASX: MQG) and Non-Executive Director of Infrastructure Specialist Asset Management Limited (part of the UK Foresight Group Holdings Limited FSG: LSE), where she also Chairs the Audit, Compliance, Risk Management Committee and St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, where she also Chairs the Investment Committee. Ms Rowland is an Independent Consultant to the UniSuper Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and an Advisory Board member of Kearney Australia part of the global management consulting group.

Ms Rowland holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and is admitted as a legal practitioner in Victoria. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an alumnus of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Chair Mentors Program. Ms Rowland is a member of Chief Executive Women, an organisation representing prominent and influential women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors.

Ms Rowland was appointed to the Melbourne Water Board on 1 October, 2017 and Chairs the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee (effective 2022).

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