Ms Anne Barker

--- Ms Anne Barker

Ms Anne Barker is the Chair of LeadWest's Board of Directors. Ms Barker was elected by LeadWest's Board at its meeting on the 20 July 2016 to serve for an initial two-year term. 

Ms Barker recently retired from the role of Managing Director of City West Water and served on the Board from 2002 to 2016. She brings significant experience as a managing director, together with a solid understanding of board governance issues and financial management.

Ms Barker practised law before gaining broad management experience with Myer Stores and the ANZ Banking Group. Prior to joining City West Water, Ms Barker was the Executive Manager of the Commercial and Revenue divisions at SPI Powernet where she gained extensive experience working in a regulated utility environment.

Ms Barker also has experience on other boards including 6 years as a Director on LeadWest's Board from 2007 to 2013, the Water Services Association of Australia, and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. She is also the current Chair of Whitelion Open Family Australia and a Commissioner on the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) Board.

Ms Barker is a passionate advocate for Melbourne's west.