Our Board

The Healthy Waterways Board of Directors has primary responsibility for the strategic, risk and financial governance of Healthy Waterways. With advice from the Executive Science Advisory and Senior Executive Advisory Committees, the Board sets the strategic direction for the organisation and ensures it achieves and acts in accordance with the Objects set out in the Healthy Waterways Constitution.

Update: July 2016

Healthy Waterways is currently transitioning with SEQ Catchments to become a new entity, Healthy Waterways and Catchments. As we begin this new chapter, we say farewell and thank you to our Chairman, Dr Paul Greenfield, Deputy Chairman Rod Lehmann and Jim Madden MP, who have been integral to the success of the organisation over many years. Stephen Robertson has now been appointed as Chairman of Healthy Waterways. The Healthy Waterways Board will continue to operate until advised otherwise by the Healthy Waterways and Catchments Transition Board. 

A Transition Board for Healthty Waterways and Catchments was appointed to guide the new organisation in its first year. To ensure the ongoing representation of our members and continuity during this phase, the boards of Healthy Waterways and SEQ Catchments each appointed three interim board members from within their respective boards.  Please visit the Healthy Waterways and Catchments webpage for more information. 

The Healthy Waterways Board includes:


Stephen Robertson (Chairman) 

Stephen is a former Queensland State Government Minister who has held portfolio responsibilities for Energy, Water, National Resources, Mines, Trade, Health and Emergency Services during his 13 years of ministerial service. Stephen retains a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability and community engagement based on sound scientific principles. A continuing interest in population health issues is an important part of Stephen’s vision for a healthier and more sustainable future for Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Since his retirement from politics he has been a non-executive Director of Green Australia – Queensland and the West Moreton Oxley Medicare Local among other roles.


Victor Attwood

Victor Attwood is the former Deputy Mayor of Ipswich City Council, a position her held for more than 10 years. He has 15 years experience in Local Government, and is a Board Member of West Moreton Oxley Medicare Local, SEQ Catchments and the Ipswich Mayor's Community Trust. He has been the President of West Moreton Migrant Resource service for over 20 years and is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Cr Attwood is a committed environmental advocate to all levels of government and the community at large. Victor passionately believes in actively improving the health of local waterways through increased community knowledge, participation in revegetation and prevention of harmful run off into waterways. 


Anne Jones

Anne has extensive experience in all areas of media and the arts. She is currently chair of ToadShow Pty Ltd, a creative company designing high quality, effective communications. Anne is a member of numerous community groups including Save Our Waterways Now, Birds Queensland and the Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network. Anne is also an ambassador for the Queensland Museum.

Dale Smart

Dale is a Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience working with listed companies in the private sector on complex projects in water, waste, remediation, power, telecoms, defence, health, toll roads, FM and mining services to Government, private sector and industrial clients alike including prior Executive Directorships of companies in the Middle East and the Defence sector. He currently works for Unitywater in the role of Manager Regional Solutions.

In a voluntary capacity Dale has been a Member of the Australian Water Association for more than 30 years, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was a Member of the Riversymposium Strategic Planning Committee for over 10 years, a Non-Executive Director of the Waste Management Association, Environment Business Australia, International River Foundation, Enviro Conference and a current Ambassador for WaterAid Queensland.

Our Priorities 

Ongoing investment in maintaining and improving our waterways will benefit the environment, economy and essentially our quality of life.

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Our Science Experts 

Healthy Waterways' work is informed by a number of scientific experts and validated by an independent academic and peer review process. 

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Our Members 

Healthy Waterways acts as the hub in a network of member organisations and individuals who are collectively referred to as the Healthy Waterways Network.

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