Ms Cath Botta is a consultant in facilitation, soil health and community engagement. Prior to this Cath was a lecturer at Dookie College for the University of Melbourne.
Cath is current Treasurer of the Federal Council of the Australian Society of Soil Science and is a former Deputy Chair of the Benalla Health Board.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a Master of Science in Agriculture and graduate certificates in soil conservation and mediation and conflict resolution. She also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cath is Chair of the Board as well as Chair of the Board's Performance Committee and a member of the Opportunity and Risk Committee.
Ms Rosemary Bissett is the Head of Sustainability Governance and Risk at National Australia Bank. She is a Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Sustainable Business Australia, a Director at the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd, and a member of the Advisory Board at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at University of Melbourne, the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative Banking Commission, the Natural Capital Protocol Steering Group, and the Advisory Board of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
Rosemary has a Master of Business Administration, Master of Applied Science (Analytical Chemistry), Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education and Bachelor of Education, as well as being a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
She is also Chair of the Board’s Opportunity and Risk Committee and a member of the Performance Committee.
Mr Stephen Brown is the General Manager of Risk at Rural Bank and has held senior executive positions in the banking and finance industry with KPMG, ANZ, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, RSD Chartered Accountants and Rural Finance Corporation.
Stephen is a Chartered Accountant having completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a registered Company Auditor, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephen is Deputy Chair, Chair of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Opportunity and Risk Committee.
Mr Christopher Mirams is the Chairperson of Sheep Producers Australia and a Board member of the Red Meat Advisory Committee, he has 30 years’ experience in farm management, and has served in senior governance roles in a range of organisations including Meat and Livestock Australia, MLA Donor Company and Integrity Systems Company.
He has Australian Institute of Company Directors membership and governance strength, together with leadership and organisational development skills. He holds a Diploma of Financial Markets.
Christopher is a member of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee and the Opportunity and Risk Committee.
Ms Victoria Schmidt is a management consultant specialising in corporate services, project management, IT strategy, and customer engagement.
Victoria holds a current directorship in the banking sector and has held previous board positions in the healthcare and early childhood industries.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and has completed Governance Foundations for Board Directors with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Victoria is a member of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee and the Opportunity and Risk Committee.
Ms Angela Verde holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Diploma of Business Management and has extensive executive level leadership experience across multiple Victorian state government departments and the not for profit sector.
Angela has worked in clinical, research, management, policy and governance roles and is currently the Deputy Chair of the Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Board and a Non-Executive Director on the Albury Wodonga Health and North East Water Boards. Angela also works as an independent consultant with a focus on service development and human resource management, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Angela is a member of the Board’s Performance Committee and the Opportunity and Risk Committee.
Mr Craig Heiner was appointed as Managing Director in July 2008 and carries responsibility for ensuring the governance and strategic ambitions of the Board are realised. With a broad based background and a passion for the development of staff, he provides a unique perspective on opportunities to strengthen the Corporation and the communities it serves.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration in Economic Analysis, and a Diploma of Education. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Water Administration.
As Managing Director, Craig is an ex-officio of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee, Opportunity and Risk Committee and Performance Committee.
Allan is a proud Dhudhuroa man with extensive experience in establishing Aboriginal participation and outcomes by developing and implementing specific participation plans by embedding Self-Determination principals.
Allan owns and runs his own civil company Cable Containment Services, works with a global design engineering firm WSP and plays a key role with St Kilda Football Club to ensure the club meets their requirements with their RAP through cultural awareness and plays a mentoring role with the players. Allan’s objective is to help support and develop the Aboriginal community through leadership in the areas of wellbeing, social welfare, justice, education and training and employment programs.
He has a wealth of government experience, including roles at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education, Early Childhood Development.
Allan Murray is North East Water’s first independent advisor to the Board.