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Governance and people

Learn who’s on our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership team and how our board meetings are run.

Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors have a broad range of experience in all aspects of business and governance. With backgrounds in various industries, including water, construction, marketing and technology, each board member offers a valuable viewpoint and together challenge our leadership team to be better tomorrow than they are today.

Geoff Hunt – Chair
Margaret Devlin
Dr Nicola Crauford – Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
Graham Darlow – Chair of Asset Management Committee
Julian Smith – Chair of Capital Finance Committee
Andrew Clark
Frederik Cornu

Our Executive Leadership

The team leading Watercare are expert managers who have a united vision for the company.

Dave Chambers – Chief Executive
Jamie Sinclair – Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mark Bourne – Chief Operations Officer
Priyan Perera – Chief Strategy and Planning Officer
Shayne Cunis – Chief Programme Delivery Officer
Sarah Phillips – Chief People Officer
Richard Waiwai – Tumuaki Rautaki ā-Iwi me ngā Hononga | Chief, Māori Strategy and Relationships
Angela Neeson – Chief Financial Officer

About our board meetings

Our board meetings are open to the public, in person and online. Those wishing to attend, or present to the board, should send their name and a summary of the information to be presented in advance. Alternatively, members of the public who are unable to attend the meeting may send questions or comments to the board. If you plan to attend a board meeting, please read our guidance on public attendance beforehand.

To be heard in person, submit questions, or request a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting please email [email protected].

Our board meets around ten times a year. Board meetings are publicly advertised in the New Zealand Herald.

Guidance on public attendance at board meetings
Upcoming board meetings

Board meeting agendas, papers and minutes