New CEO appointed

By Southern Riverina News

Murray Irrigation has announced Phil Endley as the company’s new chief executive officer, filling the vacancy left by departing CEO Michael Renehan.

MIL chair Phil Snowden said Mr Endley’s wealth of experience in water industries across Australia, Europe, South America and Asia will set the company in good stead as it continues 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.

‘‘Under Mr Endley’s tenure, we’ll build on this by continuing to work with governments, members of parliament and other relevant parties to shape policy outcomes that aim to secure a more reliable water supply.

‘‘This is especially important to farmers in the southern Murray region with the potential of another low allocation season.’’

Mr Endley says he’s looking forward to hitting the ground running after an extensive background in the industry.

‘‘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.

‘‘I look forward to getting out into the region and meeting with shareholders to understand their concerns and take on board constructive solutions that will support our farmers, our regional economies, our communities and the environment.’’

Mr Endley will start his new role in Deniliquin on August 5.