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Our Organisation

We operate along the Murray River, from Kerang to the South Australian border, in the municipalities of Gannawarra, Swan Hill and Mildura. We provide this extensive region with urban water and sewerage treatment, supply and disposal; river quality water for stock and irrigation; and collection and disposal of subsurface irrigation drainage. Our goal is to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of our region and its many communities with environmentally responsible and sustainable water management.

Our Objectives and Strategies

Customer Focused – right service, right time.

Maintaining compliant performance while improving cost effectiveness of operations and assets.

Increasing use of modernised infrastructure across the Corporation.

Increasing the resilience of services to changing and extreme weather.

Managing the Corporation in accordance with expected standards of corporate behaviour.

Managing the Corporation’s assets and finances responsibly and sustainably.

Providing an engaged, skilled and diverse workforce to deliver our vision and mission.

Providing our services equitably and with respect to a diverse community.

Our Vision

The Board envisages that LMW will become the leading regional water corporation in Victoria by:

  • Close engagement with our community and customers.
  • Being resilient in times of adversity and change.
  • Being a regional leader.

We will deliver outcomes to our communities by:

  • Catering for sustained growth in our urban business.
  • Promoting growth in our rural business.
  • Being sustainable, measured by finance, a productive culture and a lighter environmental footprint.

Our Board

Chair of our Board of Directors

Cheryl is the Corporate Services Officer and Chief Risk Officer at Mildura Health having previously been the Program Manager for Northern Mallee Leaders and the former General Manager Western Murray Irrigation Ltd.

Cheryl was the Chair of the Lower Murray Darling Catchment Management Authority (New South Wales). Cheryl is a past member of the National Community Bank Strategic Advisory Board for Bendigo and Adelaide Bank’s Community Bank Network and is also a past board member of Wentworth District Capital Limited and Mildura Development Corporation.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Mastering the Boardroom program. Cheryl is a Chartered Accountant Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors

Sharyon moved from Melbourne to the Mallee in 2005, where she lived on a large citrus, dried fruit and wine grape growing property at Nangiloc.

Sharyon’s background in corporate business, sales, marketing and team management gave inspiration to the small business she currently owns and operates. She has been the sole director since she created the company in 2005, specialising in retail consultation, managing women’s health and well-being.

Sharyon served Mildura Rural City as a Councillor for nine years and gained much experience as portfolio councillor for art and education, later community services and well being, and governance and finance. Currently, Sharyon is the Chair of the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, Deputy Chair of Vic Catchments, member of LaTrobe University Advisory Board and a member of the Victorian Agricultural Advisory Council.

Sharyon has sound experience in corporate governance, floodplain management issues, financial management, environmental management, agricultural water use and associated impacts on the environment, strategic planning, community engagement, relationship building and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Lead Adviser, Essential Change Advisory Services

He is a Faculty Member of the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute, and has been a non-executive Director of Tilling Group for 10 years, and a member of the Gold Standard Foundation board, a not-for-profit international standards body focused on project-level interpretation of global sustainability goals, for eight years.

He has previously held senior advisory and management roles with Booz and Company, the New South Wales (NSW) Cabinet Office, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of NSW and LEK Consulting, with a focus on energy, carbon markets, climate change and sustainability.

Mr Fowler holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Senior Solicitor with MIR Lawyers, Mildura, specialising primarily in commercial and property law.

Michelle is also Deputy Chair of the Chaffey Aged Care Board, a committee member for Chances for Children and a Director of Mallee Family Care.
Ms Oates has commercial law experience in primary industry, water management and land transfers, and advises clients and stakeholders on corporate governance.

Ms Oates holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Hons) and a Bachelor of Justice and Society.

Philip Endley, BSc MBA GAICD joined Lower Murray Water in 2014 as Managing Director.

His career has included a number of senior executive roles and Board positions, in all, he has over 28 years’ experience in water utilities and engineering industries, both in Australia and internationally.

Prior to joining us, Phil worked in consulting and management. During a varied career he has worked in Europe, SE Asia and South America.

In 1999, he moved to Australia with his family, working for Katalyst21, United Utilities Australia and Osmoflo Pty Ltd before moving to Mildura.

Guy Kingwill is an experienced Company Director and CEO. He is currently a Director of Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd and Agriculture Capital Management Australia Pty Ltd.

Previously he was the Managing Director/CEO of Tandou Ltd. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Warren Lloyd has been the Manager of his family owned dried fruit farm since 2005, with considerable expertise in horticulture and irrigation.

He was previously a secondary school teacher for 19 years. Mr Lloyd has chaired the Lower Murray Urban and Rural Water Corporation’s Strategic Advisory Committee since 2016 and chaired the Corporation’s Customer Services Advisory Committee from 2008 to 2014.

He has been a Board Member of Dried Fruits Australia since 2010.

Mr Lloyd holds a Bachelor of Education.

Jason Kambovski is currently working at Westpac within their Institutional Bank as Head of Public Sector, where he is responsible for managing the Bank’s engagement with the Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australian Governments.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, having worked for Deloitte, Perpetual Trustees, and the Commonwealth Bank in various senior roles including Head of Government, National Executive Manager and as a Business Development Manager.

Jason has completed both a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting, Finance and  Commercial Law) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Liza McDonald is a stakeholder and strategic communications specialist. Liza is the Managing Director of LMD Advisory Pty Ltd, a strategic stakeholder engagement and management advisory company.

Liza has designed nationally award winning engagement strategies and previously was a Partner in a Melbourne based engagement consultancy. Liza has held senior regulatory Victorian Public Service executive roles including Director for Industry Reform and Implementation at the Taxi Services Commission, General Manager – Service Delivery – Bus and Regional Services at the Department of Transport,  in addition to senior executive roles in the former Victorian Taxi Directorate.

Liza has held ministerial advisory positions in her career and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Executive Team

Managing Director

  • Strategic Direction
  • Deliver Corporate Objectives
  • Ensure efficient deployment of resources
  • Corporate and Government Relations

Chief Financial Officer

  • Business Planning, Compliance and Reporting
  • Stores
  • Corporate Services
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance

Executive Manager Customer and Stakeholder

  • Customer Experience
  • Land Development
  • Business Development
  • Planning and Subdivision
  • Private Diversions
  • Rural Water Licensing
  • Water Trading
  • Communications and Public Relations

Chief Information Officer

  • ICT Strategy and Planning
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Innovative, Robust and Secure ICT Environment
  • Information Management
  • ICT Vendor Management

Executive Manager Southern Region

  • Works and Services
  • Operations and Property Services
  • Capital Works
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Southern Area Customer Services

Executive Manager People and Culture

  • Human Resources
  • Constructive Culture programs
  • Workforce Capability &  Development
  • Employment Relations
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Health and Wellbeing

Executive Manager Delivery

  • Engineering Services
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Asset and Maintenance Management
  • Capital Works
  • Environmental Services
  • Trade Waste