Directors

Meet the SDP Board of Directors

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Greg Martin - Chairman

Greg Martin was appointed Chairman of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in December 2012.

 

Greg has spent over 34 years working in utilities, energy and energy related infrastructure sectors, having spent 25 years with the Australian Gas Light Company Ltd (AGL), including five years as CEO and Managing Director. After leaving AGL, Mr Martin was CEO of the infrastructure division of Challenger Financial Services Group and subsequently, Managing Director of Murchison Metals Limited.

 

Greg is currently Chairman of Prostar Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd and a Chairman of Iluka Resources, Deputy Chairman of Western Power, a non-executive Director of Santos Ltd and Energy Developments Limited.

 

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Christopher Parker - non-Executive Director

Chris Parker was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant in June 2012.

 

Chris is a member of the North America, Asia-Pacific team.  He joined Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in 2011 and has sat on the boards of Northern Star Generation, Express Pipeline and Teachers' New Zealand Forest Investments. Prior to joining Teachers', Chris worked in M&A, asset management, project development and project finance within the infrastructure, power and utility sectors. He has previously worked at Brookfield Asset Management, Duke Energy and Air Products.

 

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.

 

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Colin Nicholson - non-Executive Director

Colin Nicholson was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in December 2014.

 

Colin has had a wide and varied career within the water industry for over 40 years with extensive experience in design, construction, project and contract management, operations and change management. He has broad experience in public private partnerships including build own operate contracts, alliances and other forms of commercial out-sourcing. Colin also has specialist expertise in the area of drinking water quality and water treatment and has been an active contributor to the development of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

 

Colin retired from Sydney Water in early 2013 after holding the senior executive roles of General Manager Operations and General Manager Reform.

 

Colin holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Sydney University and a Master of Engineering Science (Public Health) from the University of NSW.

 

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Greg Grant - non-Executive Director

Greg Grant was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in June 2012.

 

Greg Grant shares leadership of the North America and Asia-Pacific team. He joined Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in 2008, and worked on the acquisitions of Sydney Desalination Plant, Saesa, Brussels Airport and Copenhagen Airports. Greg is a board member of InterGen and Sydney Desalination Plant. Prior to joining Teachers', he worked in investment banking and corporate development for an independent power producer.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University. He is a CFA Charterholder.

 

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Jane Park - non-Executive Director

Jane Park was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in 2015.

 

Jane has been with Hastings for five years and has 12 years of relevant industry experience. As a member of the Global Asset Management Team, Jane is responsible for the oversight of the capital structure of Hastings global investments, including debt refinancing and management of lender relationships. Jane is also responsible for management of the Port of Newcastle and previously for the Bonnyrigg Living Communities Project.

 

Prior to joining Hastings, Jane was with Macquarie Bank in the financial advisory division, specialising in debt refinancing and mergers and acquisitions due diligence and spent six years in the Infrastructure Development and Transport Groups

 

Jane holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.  

Richard Barresi - Non-Executive Director

Richard was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in April 2016.

 

Richard joined Hastings in March 2010 and brings over 16 years of infrastructure, finance and structuring experience. In his role as Investment Director, Richard principle focus is asset management of Australian assets. Richard also assists with business development opportunities principally in Australia and Asia and is also a member of the Hastings Debt Investment Committee.



Previously, Richard was a key member of the ASX-listed Hastings Diversified Fund (HDF) investment team and has taken a lead role on a number of infrastructure transactions in Australia, US and UK since being at Hastings. Prior to joining Hastings, Richard was Director of the Global Banking & Markets Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in London and before that, held roles in the Transaction Services and Middle Market Advisory Groups of KPMG both Melbourne and London, covering all phases of the mergers and acquisitions cycle.



Richard holds a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, Economics and Finance from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Richard has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia since 1998.

 

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Dr Warren Mundy - non-Executive Director

Dr Warren Mundy was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in February 2014.

 

Dr Mundy has over a decade of experience in the infrastructure sector covering management, planning and development, economic and environmental regulation and commercial negotiation of access agreements. For a number of years he was the principal regulatory and economic adviser to the Australian Council for Infrastructure Development. He has held senior executive roles in the airports industry in both Australia and Europe and has worked for McKinsey and Company, the Reserve Bank and the WA Treasury Corporation.  Dr Mundy became the Commissioner responsible for the Australian Competitive Neutrality Complaints Office in November 2014 and is also currently the Presiding Commissioner on the Inquiry into Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure.

 

Dr Mundy is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of London and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Aviation at the University of New South Wales and a member of the University's Aviation Industry Advisory Committee.

 

In November 2013, he ended a five and a half year term on the Board of Airservices Australia, serving four and a half years as Deputy Chair. He was a member of the Joint NSW-Commonwealth Government Steering Group overseeing the development of the Aviation Strategic Plan for Sydney and has been a Director of Vicforests, the Airport Operators Association of the United Kingdom and James Watt College of Higher and Further Education in Scotland.

 

Dr Mundy’s PhD is in economics from Kings College Cambridge. He has undergraduate qualifications in statistics, a Master of Environmental Law from the Australian National University and post graduate qualifications in corporate finance and corporate governance.