Western Australia’s Minister for Water, Dave Kelly, has announced the appointment of a new member and the renewal of terms of other members to Water Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Ms Gningala Yarran-Mark has been appointed as a new board member for a term of three years.

Ms Yarran-Mark is a qualified lawyer and holds a Master of Business Leadership and Bachelor of Science in Indigenous Australian Research Methodologies. She is currently employed with United Group Limited where she coordinates the company’s commitments under its Reconciliation Action Plan.

Ms Yarran-Mark is also on the Board of Fairbridge College and Derbarl Yerrigan Health Services. Her proven ability to bridge Indigenous culture with the corporate world will be beneficial to Water Corporation as it continues to deliver on its own reconciliation vision.

The Minister has also re-appointed Board Chairman, Michael Hollett, Deputy Chairman, David Lock, Board Member, Dr Jemma Green, and Board Member, Mr Ross Holt.

“It is fantastic to see a diverse range of people attracted to the Water Corporation Board, who have a wealth of skills, technical knowledge and life experience,” Mr Kelly said.

“Their capabilities will ensure we have effective decision-making for the sustainable management of our most precious resource – water – and ensure we continue to respond effectively to climate change, a growing state and changing community expectations.

“Ms Yarran-Mark’s appointment to the board signifies another important step towards achieving the McGowan Government’s commitment to increase the representation of women on government boards.

“Ms Yarran-Mark replaces Mr David Rowe, who I wish to thank for his valuable contribution over the last almost four years.”

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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