Meet the SDP Board of Directors

Patricia McKenzie

Non-Executive Director and Chair

Patricia is a highly experienced director of major energy and infrastructure companies, regulated and unregulated, in both private and government sectors, and in ehealth, chronic disease and disability service companies. Patricia has over 40 years involvement in the energy sector, particularly in businesses with complex operations, significant infrastructure and major strategic and regulatory challenges.  She participated in the design of the major market developments in gas and electricity over that period, administered as CEO the introduction of retail gas competition in NSW and ACT, and as a director and chair, has overseen the transformation of market entities in response to technological and regulatory change.

Patricia is currently a director of AGL Energy Limited, one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies, Chair of NSW Ports, owner of Port Botany and Port Kembla in NSW, and a director of The Housing Connection providing services to people with disabilities.   She was previously a director of the APA Group; Chair of Essential Energy, Healthdirect Australia Limited, Diabetes Australia and Sunnyfield; and a director of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Transgrid, and Macquarie Generation.  Patricia was CEO of Gas Market Company, the first self-regulated competitive energy market administrator in Australia, responsible for delivering the technology systems and business rules which introduced retail gas competition to NSW and the ACT.

Patricia holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Patricia was appointed Chair of SDP on 1 July 2020 link to press release


Dr Warren Mundy – BSc (Hons UNSW), DipEc (Syd), MPhil PhD (Cantab), GradCertAppFin (Macq) MEnvLaw (Hons, ANU) FAICD FRAeS

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Warren is the Managing Director of Bluestone Consulting that has provided advice to investors, regulators, providers, and users of a wide range of infrastructure services since 2003. Past and present clients include rail operators, airports and ports in Australian and New Zealand, the Board of Airline Representatives of Australia, the Australian Airports Association, the Australian Council for Infrastructure Development and the Essential Services Commission of Victoria.

He was a Commissioner at the Australian Productivity Commission from 2009 to 2015 and also served as the Australian Competitive Neutrality Commissioner. He has held executive roles in airport companies in Australia and Europe.

He served on the Board of Airservices Australia for over five years from 2008, over four of which he was the Deputy Chair. He was a member of the Steering Committee for the joint NSW-Commonwealth Governments’ Sydney Aviation Strategy and continued to advise the Australian Government on Sydney’s second airport until the creation of the company to build the airport. He has also been a Director of Vicforests, the Western Community Legal Services, James Watt College for Higher and Further Education, the United Kingdom Airports Operators Association and the National Health Co-operative.

He is currently a Director of the Queensland Competition Authority and Transgrid.


Bruce Crane

Non-Executive Director

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Asia Pacific – Ontario Teachers Pension Plan

Bruce leads Ontario Teachers’ infrastructure investing activities across Asia-Pacific and currently serves on the Boards of Sydney Desalination Plant, Equis Development and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund. Bruce joined Ontario Teachers’ in 2020 as one of the initial members of its new Singapore office, its 2nd in Asia after the Hong Kong office.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers’, Bruce spent nearly 10 years at OMERS Infrastructure where he most recently led their investing efforts in Asia. Previously, he was based in New York where he focused on North & South America transport and energy related investments. While at OMERS, he served on Boards at Midland Cogeneration Ventures, Chicago Skyway, GNLQ Regas (Chile) and IndInfravit Tollroads (India). Prior to that, Bruce worked in Investment Banking at UBS (NYC) and Morgan Stanley (Houston) and earlier as a Field Engineer for Foster Wheeler (global).

Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Michael Faulkner

Non-Executive Director

Michael is a member of Morrison & Co’s investment team with responsibility for the origination, execution and long-term asset management of investments across the utility, transportation, waste and renewable energy sectors. He is the Chair of Morrison & Co’s Debt Committee, a Non-Executive Director of Macarthur Wind Farm and Non-Executive Director (alternate) of Electranet.

He was previously worked in KPMG’s infrastructure advisory team, Macquarie Capital’s renewable energy investment team and as a thermal coal analyst at Wood Mackenzie. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, is a Chartered Accountant and a Charterholder of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute.


Adelle Howse

Non-Executive Director

Adelle Howse joined the SDP board on 10 September 2020.

Adelle provides strategic consulting to organisations on market positioning, finance, M&A, operational performance improvement and transformation.
She has worked at executive and Board level in the corporate environment for more than 20 years in energy and resources, construction, infrastructure, data centres, telecommunication and property sectors.

Adelle is an independent Director for Macquarie Telecom Group (ASX), an independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Design Studio Group (SGX) and is the Chair of the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. She holds an Executive MBA from IMD, a PhD in mathematics from the University of Queensland and a graduate diploma in applied finance and investment. Adelle is a graduate of the AICD.

Colin Nicholson – PSM

Non-Executive Director

Colin Nicholson was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in December 2014.

Colin has had a wide and varied career within the water industry for over 40 years with extensive experience in design, construction, project and contract management, operations and change management. He has broad experience in public private partnerships including build own operate contracts, alliances and other forms of commercial out-sourcing. Colin also has specialist expertise in the area of drinking water quality and water treatment and has been an active contributor to the development of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

He held senior executive roles in Sydney Water Corporation for many years with an emphasis on Operations.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Sydney University and a Master of Engineering Science (Public Health) from the University of NSW.

Daniel Rossetti

Non-Executive Director

Daniel Rossetti was appointed Director of the Sydney Desalination Plant Board in September 2017.

Daniel Rossetti is a member of the North American infrastructure team. Daniel joined OTPP in 2009 and has worked on the acquisitions of the Chicago Skyway toll road and Enwave Energy Corporation. In addition to the Sydney Desalination Plant, Daniel also sits on the boards of GCT Global Container Terminals and Enwave Energy Corporation.

Daniel is a CFA Charterholder and earned a BA (Honours, Political Studies) from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business.


May Yewdall

Non-Executive Director

May is a member of Morrison & Co’s investment team with responsibility for origination, execution and management of infrastructure assets. She has 9 years of infrastructure experience in private equity and investment banking across the transportation, regulated utility and renewable energy sectors.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the King’s College London and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.