Chair, Goulburn Murray Water

Jo Anderson is currently the Chair of Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), Australia’s largest rural water corporation. GMW manage around 70% of Victoria’s stored water resources, around 50% of Victoria’s underground water supplies and Australia’s largest irrigation delivery network. The Goulburn Murray Irrigation District (GMID) covers 68,000 square kilometres, bordered by the Great Dividing Range in the south and the River Murray in the north, and stretching from Corryong in the east down river to Nyah.

Jo was previously Deputy Chair of Western Water, Deputy Chair and then Chair of North East Water. She is a past Board member of the Victorian Water Industry Association, the Catchment Management Council and the Melbourne Market Authority.

She has also had a long career in local government, holding the position of Administrator at both Brimbank City Council and the Benalla Rural City. She was a member of the Victoria Grants Commission and the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Rural City of Wangaratta.

Jo has a Bachelor of Business (Business Administration) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She has a history in agriculture, previously owning a beef cattle and blueberry farm in Strathbogie with her husband John, and now a small acreage in Lancefield where they grow out a few steers and enjoy the company of seven wonderful goats!

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