Board of Directors
Busselton Water is headed by a Board of Directors responsible for overseeing the corporation’s activity and contributing to our high standards of Governance. The Board responds to the Minister for Water and provides strategic direction and guidance to the CEO and Executive. It establishes the setting for our corporate culture to enable Busselton Water to achieve high levels of performance and compliance.
Board members are nominated by the Minister for Water and appointed by the Governor in Executive Council to serve a three year term. Approximately one third of the Board retires each year and Directors are eligible for re-appointment at the conclusion of their term.
Helen Shervington OAM, BA (Hons), MIR
Helen Shervington was appointed to the Board in October 2011 and elected Chair of the Board in July 2012. Ms Shervington has had extensive involvement with the water industry and is a former member of the Whicher Water Management Committee, Combined Shires Yarragadee Committee, the South West Development Commission and Busselton Shire Council. She is also a former Deputy President of the (then) Shire of Busselton. Ms Shervington’s term expires in May 2019.
Matthew Walker BSc
Matthew Walker was first appointed to the Board in 2013 and became Deputy Chair in 2017. He is the General Manager of Villa Carlotta Travel and was previously the Business Manager for Pindari WA, a labour hire and minor works contractor in the mining and resources sector. Mr Walker’s term expires in May 2018.
Christopher Boulton MEd, BEd, DipT
Christopher Boulton was appointed to the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Boulton has been a school principal for more than 20 years and is interested in ensuring the progress of Busselton Water in the community. Mr Boulton’s term expires in May 2018.
Appointed to the Board in 2017, Christine Kershaw is a trainer and consultant with a background in urban and regional development and environmental management. Ms Kershaw has strong networks within the region and is current Chair of the South West Catchment Association, South West Catchment Council and Cape Naturaliste College. She is also a former Steering Committee member for the Regional Landcare Facilitator and a Regional Development Australia (South West) Board member. Ms Kershaw’s term expires in May 2020.
William Angus Smith BCom, CA
Mr Smith was appointed to the Board in 2013. Mr Smith is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Tax Agent operating in public practice. Mr Smith is currently an executive member of the Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Treasurer of the Busselton Sporting Association. Mr Smith’s term expires in May 2019.
Geoffery Oddy Dip Eng Surv
First appointed to the Board in 2014 and reappointed in 2017, Mr Oddy is a retired CEO of Aqwest in Bunbury. Mr Oddy served as a temporary CEO for Busselton Water in 2013 and is an active member of the Dunsborough community including committee membership of local golf, bowls and surfing clubs. Mr Oddy is also a committee member of the Geographe Catchment Council. Mr Oddy’s term expires in May 2020.