The current ANCOLD Executive was elected at the Annual General Meeting on 12th November 2021. Executive members can be contacted via the ANCOLD secretariat.

All Executive members can be contacted via the secretariat;

ANCOLD Secretariat
Address: 227 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA, 7000
Phone: +61 3 6234 7844
Fax: +61 3 6234 5958
email: [email protected]

ANCOLD Executive Committee

Chairman – Michel Raymond

Michel is a civil engineer with 27 years experience involving work on water supply dams, tailings dams, and flood mitigation dams.  His professional career developed in consulting practice where he gained capabilities in hydrology, hydraulics, modelling and design, risk assessment, risk mitigation, environment and water quality management, knowledge of dam failure modes, and a range of project optimisation methods and applications.  Since 2012 Michel has worked in a dam owner role with further experience gained in dam safety management, real time flood operations, risk management strategies, policy review, project scoping, multi-objective project and operations optimisation, and technical communications.  Michel’s contribution to ANCOLD has included Queensland State Representative, 2008 and 2015 ANCOLD conference committees, and current guideline working groups for Acceptable Flood Capacity and Dam Break Modelling.

Deputy Chairman – Angus Swindon

Angus has over 30 years experience in water supply engineering and hydropower, predominantly in the development and management of headworks and dam assets.  His career has included roles in large dam owning businesses and engineering consultancies, in a technical and executive capacity.  Currently Director and Principal of Tasset Consulting providing independent consulting services within the water and hydropower sectors to regulators, agencies and businesses on the journey of prudent asset portfolio development and risk management.

Director – Colleen Baker

With twenty years of experience, predominantly in consulting engineering, Colleen has built a reputation as a trusted leader in the dams industry. Some of Colleen’s key roles have included Project Director for a number of complex dam engineering and hydropower projects in Australia and internationally, Alliance Leadership Team member, and more recently Business Group Leader for a team of dam and tunnelling engineers. She is currently a Technical Director in GHD’s Melbourne-based dams group.  In her roles, Colleen has been responsible for a broad range of elements of projects and business leadership. Colleen is a people-focused leader, and has a strong passion for sharing knowledge of emerging dam engineering technologies, and training and coaching junior staff.

Past Chairman –  Andrew Reynolds

Andrew Reynolds joined the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in 2013 and has been the acting Chief Executive since August 2021. Previously he was the Executive Director of the River Management Portfolio,

Andrew Reynolds has over 26 years’ experience in the water industry managing major water supply infrastructure, the past eight with the MDBA. He has worked extensively in the fields of engineering project delivery, dam safety and river management. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural) Hons. from the University of Melbourne.

Treasurer – Paul Maisano

Paul is a civil engineer with over 23 years of consulting experience, working on water supply dams, retarding basins, levees and tailings dams in projects across Australia. Paul has been involved in numerous dam safety reviews and dam safety upgrades as both Project Manager and Project Director. Paul was a member of the 2016 ANCOLD Conference Committee and was the Convenor of the 2018 ANCOLD Conference held in Melbourne. Paul is currently the leader of Aurecon’s Geotechnical and Dams Team across Victoria and South Australia, and is based in Aurecon’s Melbourne office. This role allows Paul to move away from the technical side of consulting and concentrate on building future leaders in the dams industry.

Secretary – Jennifer Rickaby

Jennifer has 5 year’s experience in the dams industry and has worked across tailings dam, water supply dams and flood mitigation dams. Jennifer is a senior dams engineer in GHD’s Brisbane based dams team, and as a consultant has had opportunities to work alongside experienced dams engineers and dam owners on dam upgrade designs, dam construction projects and the implementation of dam safety management programs. In her career to date, Jennifer has enjoyed the collaborative nature of the dams industry and working alongside likeminded people passionate about the progression and future of the industry.