Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of 20 representatives, 18 elected from the membership and two nominated from Local Government NSW. The committee meets every two months to guide the activities and direction of the Water Directorate. Representatives are elected every two years with nominations provided by General Managers of member councils.

Executive Committee members 2017-2019





Central West

Wayne Beatty

Water and Sewerage Strategic Manager

Orange City Council


Russell Deans

Manager Water and Waste

Bathurst Regional Council


Phillip Hood

Manager Water and Sewer

Upper Hunter Shire Council


Michael Herraman

Group Manager Assets and Project Delivery

Wingecarribee Shire Council


Matt Kidd

Coordinator Asset Data

Shoalhaven City Council

Mid North Coast

Matt Fanning

Deputy General Manager Operations

Bellingen Shire Council


Brendan Guiney

Director Water Services

MidCoast Council

New England

Bruce Logan

Director Water & Waste

Tamworth Regional Council


Terence Seymour

Director of Infrastructure and Regulation

Uralla Shire Council

North Coast

Graham Kennett

General Manager

Kyogle Council


David Oxenham

Director Engineering

Tweed Shire Council


David Kirby

Utilities Manager

Brewarrina Shire Council


Rolly Lawford

Divisional Manager Engineering Services

Warren Shire Council

South East

Jim Collins

Manager Water and Sewerage

Bega Shire Council


Brett Corven

Division Manager Water and Sewer

Eurobodalla Shire Council

South West

Graham Gordon

Director Utilities

Griffith City Council


Jason Ip

Manager Operations

Riverina Water County Council


Geoffrey Veneris

Manager Production and Services

Goldenfields Water County Council

Local Government NSW

Councillor Rod Kendall

 Councillor Wagga Wagga City Council


Mark Hely

Senior Policy Officer

Local Government NSW

Honouring Long Service

Medallions have been given to the following members of the Executive Committee in recognition of their many years of voluntary service to the committee in particular and the water industry in general.





Mike Rayner

Tweed Shire Council

Dec 2008

Stewart McLeod

Dubbo City Council

Dec 2008

David Byrne

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

Dec 2008

Simon Thorn

Coffs Harbour City Council

Dec 2008

Kent Boyd

Parkes Shire Council

Dec 2008

Brian Carter

Singleton Shire Council

May 2010

Wayne Beatty

Orange City Council

Feb 2011

Carmel Krogh

Hastings Shire Council / Shoalhaven City Council

Dec 2012

Jeff Sharp

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Mar 2012

Greg McDonald

Dungog Shire Council / Wyong Shire Council

May 2016

Sascha Moege


Nov 2017





Stewart McLeod

Dubbo City Council

Dec 2013 (proceeded to 18 years vol service)

David Byrne

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

Dec 2013

Doug Hill

Tamworth City Council

Dec 2013

Wayne Beatty

Orange City Council

Feb 2016

Jeff Sharp

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Mar 2017

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