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 a revised SIA National Constitution was adopted which recognises the importance of a skills based Board and allows representation of Sustaining Members.

Board of Directors - 2018

Belinda Lovell

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.

Belinda is the Chair of the Board and the Nominations & Board Performance Committee, and a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

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Andrew Allan


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.

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. 

Andrew is a past Chair of Stormwater Australia, and is now Secretary and a member of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.

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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.

Eric has the Policy Portfolio and is a member of the Policy & Governance Committee.

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Judy MacGraw


Judy has extensive board governance experience in the profit for purpose, professional membership, industry association and mutual sectors. She is currently a non-executive director on the board of Spectrum Migrant Resources Centre (Victoria), Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre, and previously The Wine Society (Australia). She is also on the Teachers Mutual Bank's Membership Committee and the Board’s Marketing and Membership Strategy Committee.

Judy's professional history spans the government, private and union sectors.

She brings to the Stormwater Australia Board specialist skills in board governance, education and training, quality and change management, strategic policy and planning.

She is the Chair of the Member Engagement & Communications Committee and a member of the Policy & Governance Committee.

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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.

Mike has the Advocacy Portfolio and is Chair of the Policy & Governance Committee and a member of the Member Engagement & Communications Committee.

Rod WieseRod 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. 

Rod has the Member Value Portfolio and is a member of the Member Engagement & Communications Committee.

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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 Deisgn program. Alan also cofounded Victoriia'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 Member Engagement & Communications Committee.

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Chris Badger


Chris brings an extensive wealth of business experience and industry involvement and experience at a senior executive level, both locally and internationally.

He is a recognised contributor and leader and has current mentoring and leadership roles. Chris has a number of non executive Board roles in the water (Gippsland Water), waste (Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery), corrosion (Australasian Corrosion Association) and formerly banking (Bendigo Community Bank) sectors. 

He is Chair of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee.


National Member Committee representatives - 2018

New South Wales

  • Alan Benson
  • Anna Milner


  • David Simpson
  • Sally Boer

South Australia

  • Andrew King
  • Brett Shuttleworth


  • Ralf Pfleiderer
  • Lindsey Beck

Western Australia

  • Helen Brookes
  • Bill Till


Alan Benson

Alan Benson (NSW) 

Water NSW


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Anna Milner (NSW) 

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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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Andrew King (SA)

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

Andrew is the Chairperson of Stormwater South Australia

Past National Committee Members

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.

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