Water

New boss for water body

By Country News

Murray Irrigation has appointed a new chief executive officer.

Phil Endley will fill the vacancy left when Michael Renehan stepped down on June 30.

Chair Phil Snowden said Mr Endley’s wealth of experience in water industries across Australia, Europe, South America and Asia would set the company in good stead as it continued to deliver for shareholders.

‘‘We’ve achieved a great deal over the past five years, modernising our infrastructure and delivering real, tangible benefits to our shareholders and regional communities,’’ Mr Snowden said.

Mr Endley said he was looking forward to hitting the ground running on August 5.

‘‘I’m thrilled to be joining Murray Irrigation and using my knowledge and expertise to lead the business using international best-practice standards to effect real outcomes for local people,’’ he said.

‘‘My recent five-year appointment as managing director with Lower Murray Water, based in Mildura, has developed my knowledge and understanding of the issues facing irrigators along the southern Murray-Darling Basin.’’