The current ANCOLD Executive were elected at the Annual General Meeting on 6th November 2015. Changes to the constitution were updated 11/12/2015 and positions now stand as listed below.

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: ancold@ancold.org.au


ANCOLD Executive Committee Members



Chairman – Mr Steven Fox

A Civil Engineer and Fellow of Engineers Australia, Steve’s 30 year career in the dams and wider water industry has involved roles in major infrastructure projects. Originally from Victoria, Steve is Operations Manager of GHD’s Western Australian consulting business, with responsibilities across water, transport, power, regional and dams projects. He has held leadership roles in both private and public sector organisations with responsibility for the design, construction and the ongoing operation of large dams and his key interests include fostering improved project management arrangements and effective community consultation. Steve was also on the Committee for the ANCOLD Guidelines on the Consequence Categories for Dams and is a member of ICOLD’s Committee on the Environment.


Deputy Chairman – Mr Shane McGrath

Shane has over 30 years experience in the water industry with a wealth of experience in construction, operation and maintenance of dams and other water supply infrastructure, including managing a major dam upgrading program for 15 years. He is currently Director of SGM Consulting  (Aus) Pty Ltd. Shane was awarded a Churchill fellowship in Risk Assessment for dams and is convenor for the Risk Guidelines. He was Victorian State Representative for ANCOLD for more than 10 years, is ANCOLD’s representative on the ICOLD Committee on Dam Safety and co-author of the recent ICOLD Bulletin on Dam Safety. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers and Chartered Professional Engineer.


Director – Mr Andrew Reynolds

Andrew has over twenty years experience in the water industry. He is currently General Manager Assets with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority with responsibility for the major infrastructure of the River Murray system. He has extensive experience in the operation, maintenance and upgrade of large water supply dams and delivery of major water infrastructure projects. Andrew is a member of the working group reviewing the ANCOLD Guideline on Acceptable Flood Capacity of Dams and is a former Secretary of ANCOLD.


Past Chairman – Mr Ian Landon-Jones

Ian has held Executive roles in organisations responsible for the management of large dams. Ian is also a member of two ICOLD technical committees and a committee member of the NSW Dams Safety Committee. He is a Member of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Some key interests relate to the application of risk assessment, project management, and the impacts of underground coal mining and regulation of dam safety.


Secretary – Ms Louise Thomas



Treasurer – Mr Michael Smith