Board of Directors
Jeremy Johnson, Chair - Appointed 1 July 2010
Jeremy was Chief Executive Officer at Sovereign Hill 2002-2018. He is President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a Director/Trustee of Care Super Pty Ltd and an Executive Council Member and past President of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In 2011 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Federation University for his services to the business community. A Justice of the Peace, Jeremy is a qualified company secretary, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Qualification: Dip Bus Studies (RMIT)
Janet Dore, Deputy Chair - Appointed 1 October 2015
Janet is an experienced non-executive director and former CEO of the Transport Accident Commission, Ballarat and Newcastle City Councils. She is currently Chair of Committee for Ballarat, Commissioner Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, Director MAV WorkCare, member CTP Committee SIRA NSW and Municipal Monitor Ararat Rural City Council. She has a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Applied Science (Planning) and is a Fellow and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Stewart Howe, Director - Appointed 1 October 2011
Stewart has 30 years’ experience in the global oil, gas and mining sectors in executive management, operations, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring roles. His career with BP and Zinifex included direction of major investment programs to develop long life natural resource assets, plus directorship of a range of subsidiary and joint venture companies. For the past ten years Stewart has run his own corporate advisory firm, directing restructuring initiatives and investment selection for financiers. He holds non-executive advisory roles and ownership interests in privately owned mining service companies. Qualifications: BEng (Chem), MEng (Mining), M (AppFin), FAICD, FFin, FAusIMM(CP)
Rachel Thomson, Director - Appointed 1 October 2015
Rachel has over 20 years' experience internationally and in Australia in senior roles in risk management and insurance. Rachel’s previous exectuive role involved analysis of business strategy, financial performance, corporate governance processes and assessment of risk management of Australian and U.S. corporations. Rachel is a former member of tghe risk management board in the insurance sector and is currently a non-executive Director on V/Line Corporation. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Jodi Heath, Director - Appointed 1 October 2017
Jodi is currently the Head of Governance & Strategy for HR at NAB; she has a wealth of experience in the banking and telecommunications sectors with top-10 ASX listed companies over the past 21 years. As a Non Executive Director Jodi has worked across many sectors including water, education, health, employment services, disability services, aged care and community organisations over the past 14 years and chaired various committees. She is currently a Director of Gen U (Karingal St Laurence) and Professionals with Alzheimer’s (PALZ), which is near and dear to her. Jodi is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Direcotrs, a member of the Deakin Alumni Community and an Australian Rural Leaders Fellow. Jodi holds a Master of Business Administration, specialising in Corporate Governance and Ethics from Deakin University.
Jim Hallam, Director - Appointed 1 October 2017
Jim is currently Chief Financial Officer of the ASX listed MMJ Phytotech Limited and has 20 years of experience in the Australian investment management industry with alternative asset fund managers in Australia and overseas including Hastings Funds Management and Annuity Australia. Jim has been a non-executive director of several business in the essential infrastructure, funds management, timberland, agriculture and manufacturing sectors within Australia and the United Kingdom. Jim has a Bachelor Economics, is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Angeleen Jenkins, Director - Appointed 1 October 2017
Angeleen is an experienced professional company director. In her executive career, Angeleen was previously employed as a director and company executive of a major multi-national engineering, building and construction group that participated in water and waste water infrastructure. A proud resident of Ballarat, Angeleen is passionate about the local community, safe production, the environment, workplace diversity, risk management, sound governance and sustainable business performance. Angeleen is currently a Director as well as a Chair of various committees of Tiaki Plantations Company, Taumata Plantations Limited and VicForests. Angeleen is also a former Director of McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited, a major multi-national construction group. Ms Jenkins has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter Le Lievre, Director - Appointed 1 October 2015
Peter has been a resident of Ballarat all of his adult life and is a very active member of the community in sporting circles. Peter is a life member of two cricket clubs within the Ballarat Cricket Association and is currently coaching within the BCA at club and regional levels. Peter’s professional experience includes 11 years as CEO in the agricultural sector and a partner in an accounting practice for 15 years specialising in KPIs, business management and management reporting systems within the family business sector. Peter has extensive experience in strategic planning and is currently contracted to Ballarat based S.J. Weir Commercial Builders, Ballarat Regional Industries and SED Advisory. Peter holds Fellow designation of CPA Australia and is a graduate of AICD.
Paul O’Donohue, Managing Director - Appointed July 2012
Paul is the Managing Director of Central Highlands Water. Since joining the organisation in 2003, he has overseen many key business areas including major project delivery, strategy, long term planning, communications and account management. Prior to joining Central Highlands Water, Paul held senior management positions in the recreation and hospitality sectors. Qualifications: BA (Mgt), Dip (Ldrshp), GradDip (BusMgt), GAICD, FIWA