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Corporate structure

The MDBA carries out its work through five divisions all led by our Chief Executive Mr Phillip Glyde


Water Resource Planning and Accounting

Works with state partners to complete water resource plans and manage the system of accounts that keeps track of how much water is taken each year from the Basin's rivers, valleys and groundwater systems. 

Management team:

  • Acting Executive Director: Peta Derham
  • Sustainable Diversion Limit Accounting and Aboriginal Partnerships General Manager: Tony McLeod
  • Water Resource Plans Acting General Manager: Marcus Finn

River Management

Works with state partners to lead the integration and delivery of environmental and operational water needs and manage all areas of river operations

Management team:

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

Science, Knowledge and Engagement

Ensures best practice science and robust evaluation outcomes of the Basin Plan; is central to enhancing collaborative relationships with Basin state governments and building trust with community partners.

Management Team:

  • Executive Director: Carl Binning
  • Water Resource Group Senior Director: Pradeep Sharma
  • Science and Evaluation General Manager: Ben Gawne
  • Partnerships, Engagement and Policy General Manager: Vicki Woodburn
  • Communications, Media and Education, Policy Senior Director: Megan Winter

Office of Compliance

Advises on the appropriateness of and compliance with state laws and statutory instruments (including water resource plans), the terms and conditions of water licenses and entitlements and any other relevant powers or approvals.

Management team:

  • Acting Executive Director: Brent Williams
  • Acting General Manager: Natalie Mogridge

Corporate Strategy and Services

Runs the business of the MDBA providing strategic and support services including financial management; procurement and planning; advice on people and culture; legal, parliamentary and secretariat services; governance, risk and audit advice; and management of data and information.

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 Acting Director: Tracy Langford
  • People and Culture Acting Director: Corinne Fox
  • Planning and Performance Director: Sarah Coles
  • Secretariat and Facilities Acting Director: Victoria Parkes
  • Regionalisation Taskforce Director: Cedelle Burroughs
Updated: 29 Nov 2019