Queensland treasurer, Curtis Pitt, and Minister for Ports and Energy and Water Supply, Mark Bailey, recently announced two new board members for SunWater (QLD).

MacDonnells Law partner Moya Steele and engineer David Stewart have been appointed to the board of Sunwater, a bulk water infrastructure developer and manager in Queensland.

Ms Steele is an experienced lawyer with extensive knowledge of legal processes associated with planning, development management and project management.

She is also an active member of several regionally based associations, including the Property Council of Australia (Townsville branch), and was recently appointed as a Discretionary Director of Townsville Enterprise.

Mr Stewart is a chartered professional engineer specialising in civil, dams, water, major infrastructure and geotechnical engineering projects.

He has over 30 years of practical experience in both the public and private sectors, where he held a number of senior technical and managerial roles, including director and chairman of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams.

Mr Pitt said the appointments of Ms Steele and Mr Stewart will better position Queensland’s Government–Owned Corporations (GOC) for the future.

Mr Pitt said, “This quality group of eminently qualified appointments will ensure Queensland’s taxpayers can derive ongoing benefits from our state-owned assets,

“All new board members were appointed on merit and selected from a large pool of talented applicants to bring new focus to our GOCs.”

Mr Bailey said the new board members brought a strong set of capabilities to their roles.

“Queensland’s GOCs facilitated the delivery of crucial services for all Queenslanders and keeping key assets in state ownership, like our ports and our electricity networks, was one of our major election commitments.

“With these new appointments, we’re now well placed to ensure these assets keep delivering dividends for all Queenslanders,” Mr Bailey said.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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