Our Board is appointed by Unitywater’s three shareholders: the Noosa, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay Regional Councils.
The independent skills-based Board guides our Executive Leadership Team to fulfil its vision to create a sustainable, industry-leading, community and customer oriented water and allied services business.
The combination of Board members' qualifications, skills and experience ensures a strong commercial focus, with emphasis on identifying efficiencies across the organisation and passing on costs savings to you.
Michael Arnett, Chairman
B Comm, LLB
Michael has significant experience in the corporate, commercial, mining and natural resources (including water), banking, finance and securities sectors. He was a previously a Board member of Unitywater (from 2009 to 2012) and of Seqwater (from 2012 to 2019). Michael is a Board member of, amongst others, NRW Holdings Limited, Queensland Energy Resources Limited.
Mike brings to Unitywater more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of water and sewage management, waste minimisation, resource recovery, engineering and project management. He has held positions as Managing Director of CH2M Australia and as Managing Partner of global consulting firm Environmental Resources Management (ERM). From 2001 until 2015 he was Chairman of the Oil Stewardship Advisory Council and he has held Board positions with Keep Australia Beautiful and Special Olympics NSW. Mike is also non-executive Chair of ECOllaboration Ltd, a not-for-profit company, based on the Sunshine Coast, providing ecological and environmental services and environmental education. Mike is a qualified marine and mechanical engineer and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
B Mfg Mgt, Dip Env Studies, Cert Business, GAICD
Fiona is CEO of bioenergy developer Utilitas, one of the pioneers of the emerging industrial bio-products market in Australia. A production engineer by trade, Fiona has owned and advised industrial and technology-related business for the past 20 years.
The Business Sustainability Roadmap that she developed as part of her role in the Queensland Environment Department between 2000 and 2003 was recognised as a sustainable development milestone for Queensland.
LLB, GAICD, GAIST
Sarah brings to Unitywater almost 20 years' of extensive executive, operational, governance and advisory experience. She is a non-executive director of Powerlink, Energy Super, Millovate, Stockyard Beef, LogiCamms and holds several advisory roles. She has a record of delivering revenue growth in large corporations through developing and executing corporate strategy, negotiating commercial agreements, capital raising, M&A, construction, infrastructure and project management across complex multi-million dollar transactions.
B Comm, BA (Econ), GAICD
Megan Corfield is a strategic businesswoman and leadership coach with 25 years of executive and governance roles across utilities, sustainability, professional services, government, and major events. Megan serves on the boards of Unitywater, Altogether Group, Infrasol and the Brisbane Grammar School and has previously served on the Tourism and Events Queensland, GOLDOC (Commonwealth Games Organising Committee) and Urbis Boards.
Megan has proven record in delivering new business value from strategy development to operational execution, negotiating and integrating mergers and acquisitions and building high performance teams.
She also mentors and coaches numerous C-Suite executives and is a recognised business leader as the Chair of Chief Executive Women Queensland, Queensland Telstra Businesswoman, AFR 100 Women of Influence and past USA Government Visiting Leaders program.