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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Hunter Water welcomes new chair Greg Martin

Experienced utilities, energy, resources and financial services chief executive Greg Martin has been appointed as the independent chair of Hunter Water.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey made the announcement this week, stating the board played a significant role in the governance and accountability of NSW’s State-Owned Corporations.

She also welcomed the successful company director to the important role.

“Mr Martin brings a wealth of skills and experience, including 40 years’ serving in the utility, energy and resources sectors,” Ms Pavey said.

“This will help Hunter Water achieve its strategic objectives and deliver on the aspirations for the Lower Hunter region.

“As the incoming chair, Mr Martin is tasked with providing governance oversight of the State-Owned Corporation, leading the board of directors to set Hunter Water’s strategy and direction, and ensuring the organisation meets its performance obligations and commitments to its customers and communities.”

Mr Martin said he was excited to take on the position.

“With a proud 129-year history, Hunter Water has a well-earned reputation as a leading water utility,” he explained.

“I’m looking forward to working with my board colleagues and the management team to continue the important work of Hunter Water and to improve the services it provides to its customers.

“I am also focused on improving water efficiency, both in Hunter Water’s network and within the Lower Hunter community; and building on its existing best practice corporate governance culture.”

Mr Martin’s appointment follows the conclusion of Terry Lawler AO’s nine-year term as Hunter Water chairperson in December 2020.

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