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Brett Jones - Chief Executive Officer

Brett commenced as Chief Executive Officer in October 2015. Brett is an experienced executive with a diverse background in heavy industry including the steel, mining, shipping and energy industries. He holds qualifications in engineering, project management, and finance and rounded out his professional executive leadership training by attending the prestigious Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

Dorian Radue - Company Secretary

Dorian was appointed as Company Secretary in 2009. In addition to statutory secretarial duties, her responsibilities include administering the business of the board and managing the Company’s corporate service functions. Dorian was formerly an executive in the information technology and banking industries in South Africa.

Jody Rudd - Delivery

Jody joined the Company in 2005 and was appointed Executive Manager, Delivery in 2015, with responsibility for managing Australian Government funded modernisation projects, MI-funded capital projects and business development and growth initiatives. Jody has significant project management and works coordination experience and was formerly MI's Infrastructure Services Manager

Alan Shea - Operations

Alan joined the Company in February 2016 in his current role and is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all infrastructure that services MI’s customers, including storage, supply and drainage assets. Alan has 17 years’ experience working across various roles in the water industry across NSW, VIC and TAS, including a focus on automation and preventative maintenance.

Sharon Hansen - Customer Services

Sharon joined the Company in August 2016 as Customer Services Manager. Sharon has held a variety of senior roles, from Marketing, Sales & Service through to Billing and Customer Operations, most recently responsible for managing over 80,000 hectares, breeding & backgrounding cattle and cropping and managing an irrigation scheme delivering water to landholders for fibre, forage, grain and food crops in western Queensland.  

Karen Hutchinson - Policy and Stakeholder

Karen joined the Company in 2009 and was appointed Policy and Stakeholder Manager in 2016 with responsibility for the management of stakeholders and external water policy.  Karen has held policy and advocacy positions in the irrigation industry for the past 15 years and represents MI on the NSW and National Irrigators' Councils. Karen is a co-owner/operator of a horticultural property in Hanwood.  

Helen Bourne - Finance and Information Systems

Helen commenced as General Manager, Finance and ICT in April 2018. She is responsible for providing financial stewardship to the organisation along with effective management and oversight of the information and communication technology function. Across her 25 year career, she has held senior finance roles across a number of diverse industries including IT, telecommunications, manufacturing and agriculture. She is a qualified CPA and has also completed a Masters of Business Administration.

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