Phil was appointed Chair of Westernport Water in October 2017. He currently holds directorships at African Energy Resources Limited and ATEC Australia-International Limited, a social enterprise providing bio-digesters in rural Cambodia. He is Deputy Chair of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, Melbourne Branch. Phil was Chair of Engineers Without Borders Australia from 2011 to 2016. His earlier mining, engineering and executive management career with BHP and Australian Iron and Steel spans almost four decades, including extensive international experience. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Hon. Jennifer Acton
Jennifer was appointed to the Board in October 2015. Jennifer has worked at leadership levels in both the private and public sectors and is an experienced Director. She is currently also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Monash University, Chair of State Trustees Limited and a Director of the Port of Hastings Development Authority. She was until recently a Senior Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission and President of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. She has a Master and Bachelor of Economics and Master and Bachelor of Laws. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Christopher holds current directorships of AIG: United Guarantee Hong Kong (mortgage insurer), The Stroke Foundation and Sandhurst Golf and Holding Pty Ltd. He was also a Director of Bendigo Kangan Institute of TAFE (2014 – 2016). He has held numerous senior accounting roles and audit committee appointments in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific region. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) and is a Certified Practising Accountant, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Joanne was the Chief Financial Officer of Jemena, a large energy infrastructure company, until August 2017. She has served as an alternate Director for United Energy Ltd and ActewAGL. Joanne has held senior roles in multiple electricity companies over the past 15 years. She has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business in Accounting. She is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.