The Stormwater Industry Association Ltd (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 a revised pdfSIA National Constitution  was adopted which recognises the importance of a skills based Board and allows representation of Sustaining Members.  At the 2018 AGM minor modifications were made in relation to number of Directors, tenure and quorum requirements. 

Board of Directors - 2019/2020

Alan Hoban

President & Director
Alan Hoban

Alan is a Director of Civil and Water at Bligh Tanner Pty Ltd, based in Brisbane. He is a civil and environmental engineer who has worked closely with government and industry to establish policy, planning frameworks and technical standards for better urban water management.

His expertise includes: integrated water management and water sensitive urban design (WSUD), policy and planning advice, infrastructure planning, development applications and approvals advice, waterway management, flood and stormwater studies, civil engineering and climate change strategies.His awards include the Gilbert Vasey Award in Agricultural Engineering, the Queensland Medal for Landscape Architecture (for the 'Flood of Ideas' community resilience-building project), and 'The AILA ' for his leadership of the Water by Design program.

Alan also cofounded Victoria's Flexicar car-share scheme and is a graduate of Social Leadership Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia and a sessional lecturer at various universities.He is a member of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee.


Deputy President, Treasurer & Director


Ann Shaw Rungie

Ann Shaw Rungie

Ann has a background in consulting, business ownership, and board appointments with a strong focus on governance, foresight and infrastructure planning, particularly in the water sector. This includes state wide, regional and national reviews and strategies. She has a strong understanding of the water reform process around Australia, including stormwater management.

Ann has held a range of appointments to various statutory boards and commissions, mainly public policy and water related. She also has extensive experience in infrastructure planning and strategy in complex regulatory environments around Australia and is a recognised leader, awarded by industry peers.

darren drapper

Secretary & Director
Dr Darren Drapper 

Darren Drapper is an MBA-qualified Environmental Engineer, with Bachelor degree and PhD in Environmental Engineering focussing on water, stormwater and wastewater.  Darren has 22 years of experience across manufacturing industries, consulting, government and research/academia. He experience spans water quality, water/wastewater/stormwater treatment, harvesting & water balance, monitoring & research programs, Water Sensitive Urban Design in construction. He has researched, designed, constructed and monitored WSUD stormwater treatment measures across Australia and internationally. He was President of Stormwater Queensland from 2017, until recently accepting a Role on the Stormwater Australia Board.

Darren has a keen interest in all aspects of stormwater management including water quantity as well as quality, and actively promoting the good work our industry often delivers, and promptly buries underground.

An avid fisherman, bushwalker, mountain biker and 4wd fan, Darren's love of the outdoors has led to his introduction of an innovative, self-cleaning technology to retain the solids from sewer overflows.


Dr Robert Gale

Robert has 40+ years of experience in the environmental and sustainability fields. With the Australian Department of Environment, he directed $10+ million budget on biodiversity investments and conservation incentives. An author and trainer in corporate sustainability reporting, Robert is Principal of a Consultancy firm advising on sustainability economics, circular econonmy design, climate change adaptation planning and carbon accounting. Robert joins the Stormwater Australia Board after serving on the NSW Divison of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) as Treasurer.


Robert Stribling


For 20+ years until October 2018, Robert held a senior executive role with Eni (a major multi-national oil and gas company) as their General Counsel. Robert currently serves on the Board of the Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation - the largest and oldest aboriginal representative body in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The Corporation is responsible for the governance, leadership and commercial oversight of the Aboriginal people in the Fitzroy Valley, with a critical role in securing the living standards and well-being of the people.

Robert is also appointed to the Contaminated Sites Committee Panel of Names by the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

National Member Committee representatives - 2019-2020

New South Wales

  • Alan Benson
  • Beth Salt


  • David Simpson

South Australia

  • Andrew King
  • Brett Shuttleworth


  • Sarah Watkins
  • Jamie Tainton

Western Australia

  • Helen Brookes
  • Bill Till