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Water Corporation confirms new board appointees

The Western Australian utility announced the re-appointment of David Lock as deputy chairperson of Water Corporation's board of directors and welcomed new director Dr Carla Boehl.

Water Corporation, the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services in Western Australia, announced the appointments in late December. 

Dr Carla Boehl is a civil engineer with international work experience who moved to Australia in 2006 to work as a water engineer. Boehl then specialised in asset management and worked in industries such as rail and mining. 

She is currently employed by Fortescue Metals Group and is an associate at Curtin University's WA School of Mines. She is also currently chair of the Asset Management Council WA and fellow of Engineers Australia. 

David Lock has been a member of Water Corporation’s board since 2014, and became deputy chair in 2017. He is also currently a non-executive director of Co-Operative Bulk Handling, chairman of Sea Harvest Australia Pty Limited, chairman of Odeum Produce Pty Limited and a member of the Curtin Business School Advisory Council and Marine Stewardship Council Board of Trustees.

He has been reappointed as deputy chairperson for a term of one year. Boehl joins the board for a term of three years. Both appointments started on 1 January 2021.

Water Minister Dave Kelly, who nominates the appointments before they are confirmed by the state governor, welcomed the members of the board.

"I am pleased David will continue in the role of deputy chairperson as he contributes a wealth of experience from his former career as a leader within global consultancy businesses,” he said.

"It is also fantastic to see Water Corporation attract Dr Boehl to its board, who is a high calibre professional and keen promoter of women in science and engineering.

"I would like to thank Nicole Lockwood and Dr Jemma Green for serving on the Board since March 2016 and July 2017 respectively, and wish them well for the future."

Water Corporation employs more than 2700 people and manages an asset base of over $37 billion in water supply, wastewater, drainage infrastructure and bulk water for irrigation.

The utility’s board, in consultation with management, sets its strategic direction and ensures rigorous corporate governance standards are met.