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Corporate structure

Our organisation is made up of 5 divisions, River Management, Science and Knowledge, Office of Compliance, Partnerships, and Corporate Strategy and Services, all led by our Chief Executive.

Office of the Chief Executive

  • Chief Executive: Phillip Glyde

River Management

  • Manages all areas of operating the River Murray.
  • Works with state partners to lead the integration of water needs for the environment and other operation needs.

Management team:

  • Executive Director: Andrew Reynolds
  • Assets General Manager: Angus Paton
  • Operations Senior Director: Joe Davis
  • River Management Enhancement General Manager: Jo Kneebone

Science and Knowledge

  • Ensures best practice science and robust evaluation outcomes of the Basin Plan.
  • Guides the strategic collection, curation and use of knowledge.

Management Team:

  • Head of Science and Knowledge: Colin Mues
  • Water Resources General Manager: Pradeep Sharma
  • Science and Evaluation General Manager: Ben Gawne


Office of Compliance

  • Ensuring stronger compliance and enforcement across the Basin as part of the Water Act 2007 (Cwth)
  • Accounting, auditing and reporting activities on key commitments, such as water trade rules and the protection of water for the environment.

Management team:

  • Executive Director: Russell James
  • Compliance General Manager:  Brent Williams


  • Enhance collaborative relationships with states and key partners to implement the Basin Plan and deliver key projects and activities.

Management team:

  • Executive Director: Carl Binning
  • SDL Accounting and Aboriginal Partnerships General manager: Tony McLeod
  • Water Resource Plans and Basin Policy General Manager: Peta-Joanne Derham
  • Water Resource Plans and Basin Policy Senior Director: Marcus Finn
  • Partnerships, Engagement and Strategic Policy General Manager: Vicki Woodburn


Corporate Strategy and Services

  • Providing a range of strategic and support services to enable MDBA staff to implement the Basin Plan and run the River Murray.
  • Provides secretariat support to the Authority, Ministerial Council, Basin Officials Committee, Basin Community Committee and other high-level committees

Management team:

  • Chief Operating Officer: Annette Blyton
  • Chief Data Officer: Scott Wood
  • Chief Finance Officer: Harish Madan
  • Chief Information Officer: Rod Barlow
  • Chief Legal Officer: Kelly Casey
  • Chief Risk Officer: John Taylor
  • ICT Services Director: Tracy Langford
  • People and Culture Director: Cedelle Burroughs
  • Procurement, Planning and Performance Director: Sarah Coles
  • Secretariat and Facilities Director: Cassie Hulm