ARRC Advisory Council
The ARRC Advisory Council is made up of a group of extraordinary people who have freely committed their time to supporting the work we do. The Council tries to get together face to face at least once a year, with teleconferences and meetings organised on an as needs basis. The oversight, direction and guidance that this group provides is extremely important and we value their support enormously.
Albert is a Chartered Accountant and has over 25 years’ experience in all facets of finance and accounting both at strategic and operational levels. He is currently Chief Finance Officer for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Albert has significant experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors (including the aid-funded sector) and has held a number of senior financial positions in Australia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom. These positions have included management responsibility for financial operations across the world, though focusing on Asia. He holds a Masters of Commercial Law, postgraduate diploma in advanced financial accounting and a BSc (Economics and Accounting).
Leith Boully has a diverse portfolio of business interests in agriculture, property and human resource development and has tertiary qualifications in science and business. She is an experienced company director and is currently Chairman of Wide Bay Water Corporation, Healthy Waterways Ltd, Center of Excellence for Water Recycling and The Glennie School Council. In addition she holds non-executive director positions with Seqwater, Murrumbidgee Irrigation Ltd. Leith also serves on a number of high level Qld and Australian Government committees in the water and environment sectors and is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland’s School of Agriculture and Food Science. She was a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and former Chairman of the Community Advisory Committee to the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council.
Professor Peter Davies
Professor Peter Davies is Foundation Director of the Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, University of Western Australia based in Albany. He has published over 100 papers and books in international journals and is a foundation member of the International Water Centre. He currently leads a team primarily focussed on ecological health of rivers and streams, and particularly how to restore degraded landscapes experiencing change.
For almost 20 years, Sandra D’Souza has held senior management positions across major corporate firms in a number of industries, from IT and technology, to media and publishing such as TMP Worldwide, News Corporation and Telstra Ltd. Sandra realised that her passion lies with entrepreneurial ventures and is currently working as a consultant for Startups and SMEs. She is currently a Council member of The Children’s Hospital Westmead Family Advisory Council, CFO of Muscular Dystrophy Foundation and Chief CFO of Kudos Knowledge. She is also the recipient of the Edna Ryan Award for Mentoring (for the advancement of women) in 2008.
Professor Ian Rutherfurd
Ian Rutherfurd has 20 years experience in the water sector. At present he holds joint appointments as an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resource Management and Geography in the University of Melbourne, as well as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Water for the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.