Executive

The current ANCOLD Executive were elected at the Annual General Meeting on 27th October 2017. 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

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.

Deputy Chairman – Andrew Reynolds

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.

Director – Mr 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.

Past 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.

Secretary – Ms Colleen Baker

Colleen Baker has extensive experience in the design, safety management, and construction administration of dams and hydropower projects in countries including Australia, Zambia, India, Sudan, Philippines and Malaysia.  Her expertise lies in team leadership, project management and design of dams and hydropower projects, but she is also frequently involved in other aspects of water supply headworks including investigations, safety and risk management.  Some of her contributions to the dams industry include a 2-month volunteer placement at the USBR Physical Hydraulics laboratory where she was responsible for modelling the Folsom Dam spillway.  Colleen has held leadership roles in various areas of consulting engineering, and is currently a Principal Dams Engineer at GHD.

Treasurer – Mr 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.