Diverse skills recognised through new Board appointments

Board appointments have been announced across the state for Victoria’s water corporations by Minister for Water Lisa Neville. Board directors are appointed through a merit-based selection process that ensures a balance between the renewal of the Board membership and retention of corporate knowledge.

Lower Murray Water (LMW) Chair Cheryl Rix said the reappointment of Warren Lloyd and Michelle Oates ensures business continuity along with current LMW Board directors Sharyon Peart and Rob Fowler.

Cheryl Rix will remain as Chair of the Board ensuring stability for the organisation and ensuring LMW continues to deliver for customers and the community.

Cheryl Rix said “We welcome Svetla Petkova, Max Folie and Greg Baker to the Board. The new directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the organisation that builds on the expertise of the current directors.”

Dr Svetla Petkova has over 10 years’ senior executive experience in the water sector which including preparing pricing submissions and managing large assets. Dr Petkova also has experience with local government.

Mr Max Folie is an experienced international general manager with a depth of business experience managing risk and improvement drivers in large global complex commercial businesses as well as being recognised as one of the leading internal audit practitioners in Australia.

Mr Greg Baker has strong commercial management experience in major contract negotiations and strategic planning experience with a technical and engineering background.


“We thank retiring directors Guy Kingwill, Liza McDonald and Jason Kambovski for their valuable contributions to the organisation and recognise the role they have played in ensuring LMW continues to deliver its strategic objectives and outcomes for its customers and the community.  We also congratulate Liza McDonald and Jason Kambovski on their appointment to the boards of other Victorian water corporations.”



For further information please contact Leesa Merrett on 50513427    M 0409 930 991