Board Members 2016
David Crofts, Chair
BSC (Hons), Grad Dip. Local Gov’t Management, Grad Dip Urban & Regional
Planning, Company Directors Diploma
Fellow of Aust. Institute of Company Directors, Aust. Institute of Management,
Planning Institute of Aust. (CPD).
Peter Nelson, Deputy Chair
Mary Greenwood, Community Representative
PhD in Environmental Science (Plant Ecology) (University of Newcastle)
Qualifications in Horticulture and Landscape Design & Management
Regional Weed Strategist, The Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental
Carolyn Gillard, Community Representative
Dip Teach, Ass Dip Applied Science (Landscape), Cert Horticulture.
Teacher at Wetlands Environmental Education Centre since 1993
Australian Association of Environmental Education (Regional
Australian Institute Landscape Designers and Managers (Fellow)
Australian Plants Society (NSW delegate)
Christine Prietto, Community Representative
BA, Teachers Certificate, MEdStud
Member Environment Institute of Aust. and New Zealand
Barry Horvath, Community Representative
Hunter Water for 35 years leaving as Regional Engineer.
Extensive experience overseas in the Solomon Islands (setting up a water authority)
and Singapore (investigation of all the Singapore sewage system)
Project Engineer at Muswellbrook Council for 5 years.
Volunteer at the Hunter Wetlands Centre since 2013.
6-year volunteer with the State Emergency Service (SES)
Volunteer Meals on Wheel, Flaggy Creek Landcare group, and driver for Mercy Care.
John Stuart, Community Representative
MB BS, FRACP, DCH, MMedSc
Nicole Holmes,, Hunter Water Representative
B App Sc (Bio and Chem Tech)
Member of the Aust. Water Association.
Jake Relf, Community Representative
Annual Report 2016 HWCA
Strategic Plan 2015-2020 HWCA