Legally, SIA (Stormwater Australia) is an incorporated body under the National Corporations Act which is owned by each of the respective State Associations.  At the 2014 AGM we proposed the adoption of a revised SIA National Constitution which recognises the importance of a skills based Board and allows representation of Sustaining members.

Board of Directors:

Current directors are as follows.

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Andrew Allan


Stormwater Australia's National President Andrew Allan has a passion to further the stormwater cause.  With a background that spans almost 20 years he has held roles in the consulting industry, local and state government. He has a broad base of experience considering issues of stormwater management at a range of scales and perspectives.

A focus of his numerous professional roles is to gain stakeholder buy in across the range of disciplines that are required to deliver integrated water management outcomes.

As National President he is committed to building industry capacity and profile and believes the Stormwater Industry has a pivotal role to play in servicing the needs of communities, now and into the future.  He is currently leading a number of priority initiatives of the Stormwater Industry, including the Stormwater Quality Improvement Device (SQID) project. 

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Eric Love


Eric has a number of notable related industry roles, including Chairman Star Water Solutions Pty Ltd and the Centre for Organic & Resource Enterprises (CORE) and Principal of EC Sustainable Environment Consultants, Secretary of SIA NSW and former Director of Organic Federation of Australian (OFA), member of the Organic Ministerial Advisory Committee (Primary Industries) and NSW President of the Waste Management Association.

Eric has skills and experience in the areas of business management, strategic planning and implementation, corporate governance, financial management, project management, research management, marketing, horticulture and environmental management.   Eric is an advocate for stormwater treatment and reuse since the mid 1990’s and has participated in many Australian Government Water Missions overseas.

His key goals are to build on the extensive national and international membership and collaborator network and ongoing technical and marketing research and commercialisation programs which provide a valuable platform for initiating and achieving many of the objectives of the sustainability sector.

The following Directors were appointed in February 2016.
Fiona Chandler


Fiona brings a wealth of experience working at all levels of government and in the academia/ research environment.

Complementing her Stormwater Australia role, Fiona has worked with the International Water Centre and a senior role at the CRC for Water Sensitive cities where she is leading the adoption of research into industry practice.

Fiona has recently taken up a lead role to establish a Townsville office practice of the consultant firm Alluvium and has announced her intention to resign from board role subject to the appointment of replacement Board members.

Mike Smith


Mike brings a wealth of policy and government experience having worked as an advisor to Queensland Government.

Mike is a founding partner in Ethical Consulting, a specialist consultancy providing strategic advice on stakeholder engagement, marketing and PR, project facilitation and inbound investment.

Belinda Lovell


Belinda brings a wealth of consulting, policy and scientific experience.

Currently working for Melbourne Water she has experience in building national knowledge networks.  As a Board member she hopes to inject new fresh ideas which include systems thinking, placing an emphasis on science and capacity building and fostering an Integrated Water Management perspective

Rod Wiese


Rod brings a wealth of experience in business development and management and technical knowledge.

As the founder of STORM counsulting, Rod is acutely aware of the challenges and issues faced by industry and is passionate about identifying areas where a national approach can deliver better value. 

Rod has previously held roles as Victorian President and national Committee member. 

Harry Burdett


Harry brings a wealth of experience in business development as well as accounting and finance.

Previously holding senior roles in the banking sector Harry now runs his own business advisory and broking businesss in Melbourne (Business Broking Solutions). 


National Member representatives:

Stormwater Australia reports back to the State Associations in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia via their nominated representatives as follows:

New South Wales

  • Richard McManus
  • Keysha Milenkovic


  • David Simpson
  • Sally Boer

South Australia

  • Andrew King
  • Brett Shuttleworth


  • Ralf Pfleiderer
  • Lindsey Beck

Western Australia

  • Helen Brookes
  • Bill Till

Looking to the future

Recognising the dynamic a new Board of Directors will create and the important need to bring the state associations along as national looks to define and provide a range of shared services we will be looking to re-define and invigorate the role of the National Committee to provide an advisory service to the Board.  

Initially we expect to work closely with the states to develop strategic plan that addresses key priorities.

We would like to thank the following National Committee members for their efforts over the past few years, and look forward to engaging with many of them into the future as we progress. 

  • Rod Weise
  • Richard McManus
  • Peter Newland
  • Terry Lucke
  • Brad Dalrymple
  • David Simpson
  • Andrew King
  • Helen Brookes

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Ralf Pfleiderer (Vic)




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Richard McManus


Richard has nearly 20 years' experience in integrated management of water resources, strategic policy and planning, integration and implementation of stormwater management best practice, evaluation and project management. 

He is the Director of Equatica and has a history of working with local councils, state and federal government, industry and community groups.

His understanding of the scientific and engineering elements of stormwater and waterways management complemented with significant social research skills will serve him well in his role on the Committee.



Helen Brookes


 Helen Brookes is a principal hydrologist with Essential Environmental and has over 15 years of accumulated experience in the environmental and water sectors, which has been gained whilst working as a consultant in Australia and in the UK, and as a regulator with the UK Environment Agency.

Helen has key experience in project management, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling and conceptual design of drainage and wastewater networks, receiving water quality modelling, statistical analysis and assessment of future risk. She has also had considerable experience in developing policy and strategic advice.

Projects Helen has completed have involved review of current commonwealth and state government alternative water source legislation and policy. She is the primary author of the Department of Planning’s recent Regional Water Management Strategies for each of the Metropolitan Sub-regions and the Department of Water’s Murray drainage and water management plan. These documents include consideration of these State Government department’s current positions on alternative water sources.

As well as chairing Stormwater WA Helen also holds a position on the UDIA urban water committee and through these roles, as well as through her continued high standards of delivery she has developed a high profile within the Western Australian urban water industry recognised by the Department of Water, the Department of Environment and Conservation and the Water Corporation as a respected and responsible advocate of innovative and environmentally sensitive development.


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Brad Dalrymple (Qld)


Brad is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Manager of the Urban Water Team in BMT WBM’s Brisbane Office.

He has over fourteen years’ experience in various projects associated with environmental engineering, and has CPEng and RPEQ accreditation. Brad has been responsible for the planning, design and implementation of integrated water management and water sensitive urban design strategies for a range of applications – from many small-scale ‘retrofit’ projects, several high-profile and award winning master-planned communities, and catchments and regions.

Brad is a recognised leader in the industry, and has authored and co-authored several related industry standard guidelines, and regularly provides related capacity building to various groups.


Terry Lucke

Terry Lucke (Qld)


Dr Terry Lucke is a senior lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Australia. His main teaching areas are Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Road and Drainage Design.

Terry is very involved in Water Sensitive Urban Design and stormwater research. Terry leads a team of researchers in the USC Stormwater Research Group at USC. He is also very involved in engineering education research, particularly in the blended learning environment, using the flipped classroom approach.

In 2013, Terry’s teaching was recognised nationally by winning a prestigious Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching’s Citation Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.


Peter Newland

Peter Newland


Peter is a civil engineer who has worked across a range of water and environmental management issues including catchment management, natural resource management, stormwater pollution prevention and groundwater protection. Peter had over 15 years in the South Australian EPA working in compliance and enforcement, change management programs and regulation development primarily based on water quality issues.

His recent work has focused on urban water management including water sensitive urban design (WSUD), recycled water reuse and managed aquifer recharge (MAR). Peter has moved into the private sector and will continue to work in these areas.
Membership of the SIA provides a valuable forum to keep up to date with industry developments, share technical information and network with fellow stormwater professionals at a state and national level.

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Andrew King


Andrew is a Project Engineer for the City of West Torrens, SA.

Andrew is the Chairperson of Stormwater South Australia