Leadership Team

The Board

 

A number of statutes and the constitution of Icon Water Limited (Icon Water) govern the activities of the company.  Icon Water’s Board currently comprises eight Directors: seven non-Executive Directors and one Executive Director, who are appointed by the Voting Shareholders.

 

The Voting Shareholders determine the terms of appointment and remuneration of Directors. Procedures for the appointment of Directors are outlined in the Territory-owned Corporations Act 1990 and the company’s constitution.

 

Icon Water must submit an annual Statement of Corporate Intent to the Voting Shareholders that includes: the main undertakings of the company, the scope of activities to be undertaken, business and corporate strategies and performance measures and targets.

 

Board Committees

There are two committees of the Icon Water Board: the Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Assurance Committee.

 

Directors

  • Wendy Caird

    Wendy Caird - Chair

    MAICD

    Wendy Caird was first appointed to the Icon Water Board in December 2009, was appointed as Acting Deputy Chair of the Icon Water Board from 1 July 2013 and appointed as Deputy Chair in March 2014. Ms Caird’s appointment term was extended in March 2017 when she was appointed as Chair of the Icon Water Board due to her extensive knowledge of Icon Water’s business and experience on the ActewAGL Partnerships Board. Ms Caird is the Chair of Icon Water’s Remuneration Committee, Chair of Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited and a Member of the ActewAGL Partnerships Board. She is also Chair of ActewAGL’s Safety, Audit and Risk Committee.

    Ms Caird has held a number of positions with Public Services International (France) including Co-chair Asia Pacific Region (1998-2002), a Member of the Executive Board (1997−2002), Global Director of the Quality Public Services campaign (2002−2006), and a Member of the Global Coordinating Committee of the "Global Call to Action Against Poverty: (Make Poverty History)" campaign (2005−2006).

    Ms Caird held a number of executive positions with the Community and Public Sector Union (Australia) from 1983, including as NSW Branch Secretary, until her appointment as National Secretary in 1993.

    Ms Caird is a small business owner, the President of the Kangaroo Valley Community Association, and a Member of both the Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association and Kangaroo Valley Environment Group.

  • Carol Lilley, Board Member

    Carol Lilley - Deputy Chair

    BCom, FCA, CIA, CGAP, GAICD

    Carol Lilley was appointed to the Icon Water Board in April 2013. She is Chair of Icon Water’s Risk and Assurance Committee and a Member of the Remuneration Committee. Ms Lilley was appointed as Deputy Chair of the Boards of Icon Water Limited, Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited in March 2017.

    Ms Lilley is a full time independent board director and Audit Committee Member. She was a Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Canberra (2004‑2011) and was a financial statement and internal auditor from 1993 to 2011. Her experience is in financial statement audit, internal audit and project and risk management, with a particular focus on government.

    Ms Lilley is currently Chair of several ACT Government Directorate Audit Committees (Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development; Education; Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development). She also has various governance roles for Commonwealth Government entities (member of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's and Australian Federal Police’s Audit Committees; Chair of National Film and Sound Archives' Audit Committee, independent management assurer for the whole of government accounts, independent Board Member for Australian Financial Security Authority) as well as Chair of the Board of Instaclustr Pty Ltd.

    Ms Lilley is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, was a registered company auditor and is a certified internal auditor.

  • John Knox

    John Knox - Managing Director

    BFA, FCPA, MAICD

    John Knox was appointed to the Icon Water Board in March 2014.  Mr Knox is a director on the Boards of Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited and a Member of Icon Water’s Remuneration Committee.  He is a Member of the ActewAGL Partnerships Board, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Board, the Chair of the WSAA Customer and Industry Leadership Committee and a member of the ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group.

    Mr Knox previously held the position of Chief Finance Officer of ActewAGL and has an extensive background in private sector commercial management.

  • Rachel Peck

    Rachel Peck - Director

    MBA, BEng (Civil) (Hons), FAICD

    Rachel Peck was first appointed to the Icon Water Board in May 2011 and reappointed for a third term from May 2017 to ensure a continuation of experience and corporate knowledge for the effective functioning of the Board. Ms Peck is a Member of the Icon Water Board’s Risk and Assurance Committee, Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Icon Distribution Investments Board and Icon Retail Investments Limited Board.

    Ms Peck is Principal of peckvonhartel and is an Advisory Board Member of the Australian Futures Project. She is the former Deputy Chair of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, former Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber Planning and Infrastructure Taskforce, former Divisional Council Member of the Property Council of Australia (ACT) and former Interim Board Member for the founding of the Canberra International Arboretum.

    Ms Peck attended the Australia 2020 Summit and in 2010 completed a Master of Business Administration at the Melbourne Business School. She was awarded a Future Leaders’ Award in 2006 and was the Telstra ACT Young Business Woman of the Year in 2008. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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    Jennifer Goddard - Director

    BCom (Hons)

    Jennifer Goddard was appointed to the Icon Water Board in November 2011 and is a Member of the Icon Water Board’s Risk and Assurance Committee and Remuneration Committee.

    Ms Goddard is an independent non-executive director who has served on the Boards of several Commonwealth and ACT Government organisations. She is currently a Member of the Audit Committee of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

    During her prior twenty-five year career in the Australian Public Service, Ms Goddard held a number of senior roles in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and as an economic policy adviser in the Department of the Treasury. As a Deputy Secretary in PM&C, Ms Goddard advised the Prime Minister on a wide range of macroeconomic, industry, infrastructure, energy, water and environment policy matters and carried oversight responsibility for Federal Budget, Council of Australian Governments and Cabinet processes.

  • Dr Tom Parry

    Dr Thomas Parry AM - Director

    PhD, MEc, BEc (Hons)

    Dr Thomas Parry was first appointed to the Icon Water Limited Board in November 2015 and is a Member of the Icon Water Board’s Risk and Assurance Committee and Remuneration Committee. In March 2017 Dr Parry was also appointed as Deputy Chair of the ActewAGL Partnerships Board.

    Dr Parry was Foundation Chair of the Australian Energy Market Operator (2008-2015), is the former Chair of First State Super Trustee Corporation (2000–2014) and former Chair of the Sydney Water Corporation (2006–2013). 

    From 2004-2009 he had several roles with Macquarie Bank and for the previous 12 years he was the Foundation Executive Chair of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW (IPART), and its predecessor for Government Pricing Tribunal - the first utility regulator in Australia.  He has been the Head of the School of Economics, University of New South Wales and Dean, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong.

    Dr Parry is currently Foundation Chair of Powering Australian Renewables Fund, a Director of ASX-Compliance (the regulatory arm of the Australian Securities Exchange), and a Director of Powerco New Zealand

    Dr Parry has extensive experience in corporate governance in the private and government sectors, regulatory and financial experience and substantial exposure to the water and energy industries. 

    Dr Parry has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of London (London School of Economics).

    Dr Parry was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in 2008.

  • Abigail Goldberg

    Abigail Goldberg - Director

    MBA (Executive), MA (Urban Design), BSc (TRP hons), FAICD

    Abigail Goldberg was appointed to the Icon Water Board in July 2017. She is a member of the Icon Water Remuneration Committee and a Director of the Icon Retail Investments Limited Board as well as a Director of the Icon Distribution Investments Limited Board.

    Ms Goldberg is a Non-Executive Director of Crown Lands Holiday Park Trust NSW, where she Chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, and Deputy Chair of Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW, where she Chairs the Industry Liaison Group. She was previously a Non-Executive Director on the Central Coast Water Corporation.

    Ms Goldberg is one of the senior part-time Commissioners at the Planning Assessment Commission, the independent determination body responsible for major and state significant projects in NSW. She is an alternate for the NSW Joint Regional Planning Panels. She is Executive Chair of GoldbergBlaise, a boutique consultancy providing advice to the infrastructure, planning, housing, tourism and transport sectors, and an Associate of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology, Sydney.

    Ms Goldberg has held a number of executive positions, including CEO, Metro Transport Sydney (light rail and monorail company) and General Manager, South Sydney Development Corporation.

    Ms Goldberg is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  She has been a Mentor for the ‘Next Generation of Corporate Female Leaders’ program, 2016 (Women on Boards) as well as a recipient of the Women’s Scholarship (Australian Graduate School of Business, UNSW, 1999).
  • Brett Tucker

    Brett Tucker - Director

    BRurSc, Grad.Cert. Accounting and Finance, MAICD, Churchill Fellow

    Mr Brett Tucker was appointed to the Icon Water Board in July 2017 and is a member of the Icon Water Remuneration Committee, a Director of the Icon Retail Investments Limited Board and a Director of the Icon Distribution Investments Limited Board.

    Mr Tucker joins Icon Water with more than 25 years of experience working in the public and private sector as a director and chief executive in complex operating environments with financial responsibilities exceeding multi millions of dollars, predominantly in water resource management and agriculture

    Mr Tucker currently runs Blackwatch Consulting, a business providing high level strategy, governance and technical advice to government and private sector corporations, industry groups and project teams.  He also is currently a Director of the Peter Cullen Trust and provides mentoring and coaching support to a number of Senior Managers and prospective industry leaders.

    Brett was Chief Executive and Director of NSW State Water Corporation prior to its merger with the Sydney Catchment Authority in March 2014 to form WaterNSW. Prior to that he was the Managing Director of Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd, Australia’s largest private rural water utility, and held a number of other roles in the water and rural sectors.

    Mr Tucker holds an Honours Degree in Rural Science and a Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Finance. Brett was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1998 and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executives

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    John Knox - Managing Director

    BFA, FCPA, MAICD

    John Knox was appointed to the Icon Water Board in March 2014.  Mr Knox is a director on the Boards of Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited and a Member of Icon Water’s Remuneration Committee.  He is a Member of the ActewAGL Partnerships Board, the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Board, the Chair of the WSAA Customer and Industry Leadership Committee and a member of the ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group.

    Mr Knox previously held the position of Chief Finance Officer of ActewAGL and has an extensive background in private sector commercial management. 

  • Sam_Sachse

    Sam Sachse - Chief Financial Officer

    MAppFin, FCPA, GAICD

    Sam Sachse is responsible for the overall financial management and advisory services of Icon Water and its investment in ActewAGL. Mr Sachse has extensive accounting and commercial experience in the water and energy sectors and holds a Master of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Accountancy. He is currently a member of the Water Services Association of Australia's Customer and Industry Leadership Committee. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

  • Ray_Hezkial

    Ray Hezkial - General Manager Project Delivery, Operations and Maintenance

    MBA, DipPM, B. Eng (Civil) 

    Ray Hezkial is a civil engineer with substantial experience in civil construction and road design, as well as water and sewerage operational management. Mr Hezkial joined Icon Water in 2003, and in his current role is responsible for managing Icon Water’s capital works program, provision of network operations including water and sewage treatment plants and all aspects of day to day maintenance relating to the ACT’s water and sewer reticulation systems. Prior to this, Mr Hezkial was the Project Manager for the Enlarged Cotter Dam. Mr Hezkial has a Master of Business Administration, Diploma in Project Manager, and Bachelor of Engineering (Civil).

  • Richard_Spurrett

    Richard Spurrett - General Manager Strategic Projects and Technology

    BSc, BEng, GDAppFin 

    Richard Spurrett is responsible for the delivery of the key elements of Icon Waters’ strategic objectives.  Mr Spurrett joined Icon Water in 2015 and has substantial experience in developing and aligning technically oriented organisations to better meet commercial and market needs.  Mr Spurrett has a strong background in project management, information and engineering technology, organisational systems and business transitioning. 

    Mr Spurrett holds a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and a post graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

  • Jane_Breaden

    Jane Breaden - General Manager Business Services - Company Secretary

    MSc, MMgsST, BBus, GCProfWrtg, GCPerfAudt

    Jane Breaden was appointed as company secretary of Icon Water Limited, Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited in July 2016.  Ms Breaden previously held the role of alternate company secretary from July 2014.  Ms Breaden joined Icon Water in 2014 and has 20 years’ experience in project management, consulting and governance services in both the public and private sectors.  Ms Breaden holds a Master of Science (Operations Research and Statistics), Master of Management Studies in Project Management, Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Performance Audit.

  • Cameron Patrick

    Cameron Patrick - Acting General Manager Asset Management

    B. Eng (Chemical)

    Cameron Patrick is a chemical engineer with extensive experience in water and sewage treatment process operations, maintenance, and asset planning. Mr Patrick joined Icon Water in 2005, and in his current role is responsible for asset management and operational planning functions for water and sewerage services to the ACT. Prior to this, Mr Patrick was the Manager Asset Planning, responsible for the development and alignment of operational, maintenance and capital works plans for Icon Water's water and sewerage assets. Mr Patrick holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical).

Management Team

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    Alison Pratt - Deputy Company Secretary

    B.Ec, LLB (Hons), GDLP

    Alison Pratt, Manager Legal and Secretariat, was appointed deputy company secretary of Icon Water Limited, Icon Distribution Investments Limited and Icon Retail Investments Limited in August 2016.  Prior to joining Icon Water in 2013, Ms Pratt worked in private commercial legal practice in Australia and the UK. Her legal experience includes advising clients from both the private and public sectors on corporate governance, property, environment, construction and planning. Ms Pratt holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.