Thursday, October 21st, 2021
South Gippsland Water is pleased to announce the appointment of four new board members
who commenced their roles on 1 October 2021.
We would like to congratulate and welcome our new chair; Philip Clark and our new board
members; Carly Moore, Sumi Prabhakaran and Diana Nestorovska.
We would also like to welcome our returning board members; Nicholas Fleming (appointed 1
October 2019), Nicola Hepenstall (appointed 1 October 2019), Jennifer Ryan (appointed 1
October 2019) and Christopher Rose (appointed 1 October 2017).
Philip Clark, an engineer, brings extensive knowledge of the water industry, having previously
been Chair at Westernport Water, ATEC Australia-International Limited and Engineers Without
Borders Australia and a Director at City West Water. He is also Chair of Inverloch & Districts
Financial Enterprises Ltd – Inverloch’s Community Bank.
Diana Nestorovska is an experienced commercial and government lawyer with a focus on
consumer law, intellectual property and privacy, and government practice with a focus on
regulatory law and litigation. She is also a former Australian diplomat. Diana Nestorovska has
previously served on the University of Wollongong’s University Council and is currently serving
as a Non-Executive Director of Family Planning Victoria and Melba Support Services.
Sumi Prabhakaran is a Civil Engineer with more than 30 years senior management and
consulting experience in the water, municipal and government sectors. Sumi Prabhakaran is
currently a Board member on the Boroondara Cemetery Trust in Kew and Chair of its
Maintenance and Horticulture Committee. She is also on the governing committee of the
Engineers Charity Foundation, involved in implementing overseas community development
Carly Moore is a Certified Practising Accountant with over 20 years of experience across the
public and private sectors. She is the founder of a consultancy business that provides strategic
advice and support to encourage and promote small business success. In 2016 Carly Moore
was elected to Hume City Council and served as its Deputy Mayor in 2017/2018 and Mayor in
2018-2020. Carly Moore is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
and has served on the Broadmeadows Revitalisation Board and community-based boards
including the Salvation Army 3064 Advisory Board.
Water Minister Lisa Neville announced the appointments on Friday 17 September, saying that
they will be responsible for guiding the state’s water organisations through challenges such as
climate change, a growing population, bushfire readiness and COVID-19 response.
Board directors come from all walks of life. They can be farmers, small business owners, project
managers or other professionals. Because they have different experiences, they bring a range
of different skills to water corporation boards. The State Government is proud to announce that
since 2015 at least 50% of all appointments have been women.