Anita Roper, Director of Melbourne Water
Anita is an experienced board director and has focused on organisational governance roles since 2011. She is a Director of Melbourne Water, and has previously been a Director of the Stroke Association of Victoria, Yarra Valley Water Pacific Hydro, Fitzroy Football Club and a Board Member of the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire Inquiry. She has also served on numerous other advisory boards, councils and working groups including as a Board Member of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future and delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
She has expertise in strategic, organisational and issues management with over 30 years’ experience in senior management roles working with business, governments, communities and multi-lateral agencies in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. She has worked on major development projects in Brazil, Guinea and Iceland. She works to build coalitions through dialogue and action with an emphasis on finding practical solutions in both community and business environments.
Her previous executive roles include CEO, Sustainability Victoria, Global Director Sustainability, Alcoa and COO and Acting Secretary General, of the International Council on Mining and Metals.