The Centre Board had responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the Centre and oversaw its operations. It had oversight of the Centre’s strategy, governance, and compliance. At the time of the Centre’s closure in September 2016, the Board Members were:
Mr Keith Cadee – Independent Chairman
Retired General Manager, Acquisitions Group, Water Corporation
Keith Cadee has 35 years of experience in Government-run water services and regulatory bodies. He recently retired from the Water Corporation, a Western Australian Government corporation that manages the operation of metropolitan water sources, water treatment, water distribution, and the treatment, re-use and disposal of wastewater. Mr Cadee was responsible for water and wastewater treatment, drinking water quality management, water production and water recycling. He also had responsibility for research and innovation at the Water Corporation.
Mr Cadee is an engineer and has a Masters of Engineering (Environmental) from the University of Florida. He is a member of the Water Services Association of Australia’s Water Quality and Health Committee, and is a Board Member (and Interim Chair) of Water Quality Research Australia Limited (from October 2007). He is a Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia, the Australian Water Association and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Graham Dooley – Independent Deputy Chairman
Graham Dooley is one of the most experienced Chairman-level professionals in the Australian water industry, having spent 40 years delivering capital and operating water solutions. He has been a Chairman, MD and Director of over 40 companies in the past 25 years, understanding the challenges and issues faced by both the public and private sectors.
Currently the Chairman of Osmoflo, Australia’s largest desalination supplier, Mr Dooley is also Chairman of Blue Sky Water Partners, which manages investments in water rights and infrastructure, waterAUSTRALIA, the peak export business body for the Australian water industry, and the Salisbury Water Management Board. He is also a director of peak Australian water industry body the Australian Water Association and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Dooley is a former member of the National Water Commission’s Urban Water Advisory Group and former Board Member of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. For 15 years until 2007 he was Managing Director of United Utilities Australia, and prior to 1991, Mr Dooley worked for Sydney Water for nearly 20 years where he filled several senior management roles.
Professor David Morrison – Administering Organisation Board Member
Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Murdoch University
David Morrison was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia from 1993 and took up the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor Research at Murdoch University in 2012. He was Head of School of Psychology in the Faculty of Life and Physical Science from 2006-2012 and was the longest serving Head for 30 years. Previously he was the Director of the Industrial and Organisational Psychology program for 13 years.
Professor Morrison is a registered Psychologist with Organisational Psychology as an endorsed specialty, Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute, member of the Academy of Management (US) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Professor Don Bursill AM – Independent Board Member
Retired Chief Scientist of South Australia, former Chief Scientist at SA Water and CEO of the CRC for Water Quality and Treatment
Don Bursill is an international leader and recognised expert in the field of water management and water quality, and has been at the forefront of the most important developments and decisions regarding potable water in Australia for the past 40 years. For most of that time he worked for the South Australian Water Corporation, stepping down at the end of 2005 as its Chief Scientist – a position he had held for 17 years. He led a national team that was successful in establishing the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment under the Australian Government’s CRC Programme and was CEO of that Centre from its commencement in 1995 until retirement in December 2005.
Professor Bursill was an inaugural member of the Board of the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) and was its Deputy Chair on his retirement. He has been an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of SA since 1993 – a position he still holds in the University’s SA Water Centre for Water Management and Reuse.
From 1996 – 2010 he chaired the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council and in April 2011 he was appointed to the position of Chief Scientist for South Australia. He has been recognised with a number of awards including a Member of the Order of Australia, an Honorary Doctorate of the University of South Australia and the Peter Hughes Award from the Australian Water Association. He has a CSIRO Medal for water research and two awards from the South Australian Water Association for innovation in water research, including the Premier’s medal. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Dr Simon Toze – Participating Organisation Board Member
Research Director, Liveable, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Program, Land and Water Flagship, CSIRO
Simon Toze is the Research Director for the Liveable, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Program within the CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, directing research on the resilience of urban environments, including water sustainability issues such as managed aquifer recharge and alternative water sources.
Dr Toze obtained his Doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Queensland in 1992, and has been working with CSIRO since 1994 on a range of water based projects. He previously worked at the University of Queensland and the University of Illinois.
Dr Toze has been responsible for the management and research direction of research projects, with a combined value of more than $6 million, for the West Australian Premier’s Water Foundation and the Queensland Urban Water Security Research Alliance. These projects investigated the use of alternative water supplies, including the ability to use natural water systems for water treatment, determining requirements for managed aquifer recharge in Western Australia, determining the health and ecological impacts of purified recycled water (indirect potable reuse), and the health risks associated with urban stormwater and roof harvested rainwater. This work was awarded the 2008 Western Australian Water Award for Water Recycling Commercial Projects.
Dr Toze has published more than 70 refereed journal papers and is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Queensland. He has participated on various working groups for the new Australian Water Reuse Guidelines, and been a member of a number of research project and scientific conference committees.
Professor Lee Astheimer – Participating Organisation Board Member
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Deakin University
Professor Astheimer received her BSc Hons. from Lakehead University, Ontario Canada and her PhD in Ecology from University California, Davis, USA (1984). She was awarded a National Institutes of Health-NIMH Postdoctoral Award (1988–91) in comparative endocrinology and behaviour at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research has focussed on comparative endocrinology and behaviour related to nutrition, reproduction and stress in vertebrates including humans. Prior to joining Deakin Professor Astheimer was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and served as Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) 2007–8. She has also held academic positions at Rutgers University and the University of Tasmania.
Mr Adam Lovell – Independent Board Member
Executive Director, Water Services Association of Australia
Adam Lovell is the Executive Director of the Water Services Association of Australia. He was previously Manager Science and Sustainability and in that role he led and facilitated the development of national water utility strategy, policy positions and research direction in areas including climate change adaptation and mitigation, water quality and public health, energy management, and sustainability. Prior to this Mr Lovell was a senior program manager with the Science and Technology team at Sydney Water and through that role was a member and Deputy Chairman of the CRC Water Quality and Treatment Board, and a member of the inaugural Water Quality Research Australia Board.
Mr Lovell is a member of the NHMRC Water Quality Advisory Committee and the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines Reference Group (ADWGRG). He is also a member of the reference group for the NWC Urban Water Quality Reform initiative. Through his role at WSAA, he chairs numerous steering committees for national research projects. Mr Lovell is also the Drying Climates Leader for the IWA Climate Change Specialist Group and a member of the IWA Specialist Group on Water Recycling.