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.

Paul Carter BBus (Agric.), MAICD
Deputy Chair

Paul Carter was appointed to the Board in December 2010. He became Deputy Chair in November 2014 and took up the position of Chair of the Audit Committee in November 2013. Mr Carter is a City of Busselton Councillor and a Real Estate Property Consultant. He recently sold the local business he has owned and operated for the past 14 years. Prior to returning to Busselton, Mr Carter worked for BankWest, the WA Farmers Federation and the Dairy Industry Authority of WA. Mr Carter’s term expires in May 2017.

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.

Matthew Walker BSc

Matthew Walker was appointed to the Board in 2013. He is the General Manager of Villa Carlotta Travel and was previously the Business Manager for Pindari, WA, a labour hire firm for construction maintenance, servicing the mining sector. Mr Walker’s term expires in May 2018.

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

Appointed to the Board in 2014, 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 2017.