Andrew Reynolds joined the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in 2013 as General Manager Assets, and has recently been appointed Executive Director, River Management. The River Murray assets include major water storages, locks and weirs, barrages and salt interception schemes and are located from Dartmouth dam, in north-east Victoria, to the Murray Mouth in South Australia and on the Darling River upstream to Menindee Lakes. The River Management division directs the sharing of waters of the River Murray between the states of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia including directing the investigation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of the River Murray operations assets and undertakes resource modelling for all rivers in the Basin. Andrew has over twenty years’ experience in the water industry, he has extensive experience in the operation, maintenance and upgrade of large water supply dams and delivery of major water infrastructure projects.
Deputy 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.
Director – Angus Swindon
Angus joined Entura and the Hydro Tasmania group in 2000. Since then, I have worked in a number of areas in the business including consulting, operations and asset management. As Director, Power and Water, he leads Entura’s consulting operations and play a broader leadership role within the management team to drive cultural change and lift performance across Entura. Angus has more than 25 years’ experience in the water industry in Australia, having worked as a consultant, owner and project manager. My expertise spans water storage and supply infrastructure, particularly in dams engineering and management for hydropower, irrigation and potable use.
Past Chairman – Shane McGrath
Shane has over 30 years of experience in the water industry 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 and a Board member of Seqwater 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.
Treasurer – Mark Arnold
Mark Arnold is a Civil Engineer and Geologist with over 15 years experience in the management of large dams and other critical water, sewer and drainage infrastructure. His current role is Principal Dams Engineer and Team Leader of Water Supply Civil Assets at Melbourne Water Corporation. In these roles he has overall responsibility for the dam safety program at Melbourne Water as well as defining levels of service, establishing asset management regimes and monitoring performance for all Water Supply Civil Assets. He has a particular interest in establishing risk based management regimes for the effective and efficient management of assets.
Secretary – Nicholas Glover
Nicholas Glover is a dams engineer with over 9 years’ experience in the water dams and hydropower sector and is currently employed by GHD as a Senior Dams Engineering Consultant. Over his career he has developed experience in many aspects of dams engineering including dam safety inspections and review, dam risk assessment and risk management, geotechnical investigation, feasibility, concept and detailed design, dam construction, tender and construction support. Nicholas has held both state chair and national committee member roles for the Australian Geomechanics Society. Nick has been actively involved in the ANCOLD community for most of his career and has contributed to the organisation in his capacity as State Young Professional Representative, National Young Professional Convenor, Local Organising Committee Member for the 2018 Melbourne Conference and Chair of the Working Group for Professional Development.