Hunter Water has appointed a new independent Chair, following the conclusion of Terry Lawler AO’s nine-year term as Hunter Water Chairperson in December 2020.
Experienced utilities, energy, resources and financial services chief executive and company director, Greg Martin, has been appointed to the position.
NSW Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said an independent board plays a significant role in the governance and accountability of NSW’s State Owned Corporations.
“I welcome the appointment of Mr Martin to this important role as Chair of Hunter Water,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Mr Martin brings a wealth of skills and experience, including 40 years’ serving in the utility, energy and resources sectors, which will help Hunter Water achieve its strategic objectives and deliver on the aspirations for the Lower Hunter region.
“As the incoming Chair, Mr Martin is tasked with providing governance oversight of the State Owned Corporation, leading the Board of Directors to set Hunter Water’s strategy and direction, and ensuring the organisation meets its performance obligations and commitments to its customers and communities.”
Mr Martin said he was excited to take on the role.
“With a proud 129-year history, Hunter Water has a well-earned reputation as a leading water utility, and I’m looking forward to working with my board colleagues and the management team to continue the important work of Hunter Water and to improve the services it provides to its customers,” Mr Martin said.
“I’m also focused on improving water efficiency, both in Hunter Water’s network and within the Lower Hunter community, and building on its existing best practice corporate governance culture.”