The Board is appointed by Unitywater’s three shareholders: the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Councils.
Jim Soorley, Chairman
Jim was Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 1991 to 2003, presiding over an annual budget of $1.6 billion and a workforce of 7,000. Jim lists changing Brisbane from a city with a ‘country town’ mentality into a vibrant urban metropolis, without compromising its liveability, as one of his greatest achievements.
Sharon has a broad range of commercial experience across a range of industries. She is the Managing Director of the corporate advisory firm, InterFinancial, and is a non-executive director of Social Investments Australia, an impact investment fund manager. Sharon has held leadership roles in Mincom Limited and Allens Arthur Robinson.
Barry is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked in accounting, finance and corporate management for more than 40 years. Barry currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Archipelago Metals Limited and Metallica Minerals Limited, is a director and company secretary for Global Resources Corporation Limited and is company secretary for Archipelago Metals Limited.
Mike brings to Unitywater over 30 years experience in the fields of water and sewage management, waste minimisation, resource recovery, marine engineering and project management. He currently Chairs the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council and is a Director of Keep Australia Beautiful NSW. Mike is a qualified marine and mechanical engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Recognised as an electricity industry leader, Ms Farrar has grown her company QEnergy from a startup into a national business with 25,000 small business customers across Australia’s Eastern states. Prior to this, Ms Farrar was a Director with the national stockbroking firm Morgans and built up and sold Ergon Energy Retail for $1.2billion. She has a decade of directorship experience in the energy, financial services and health sectors.