As a former senior executive in the Queensland, South Australian and Australian governments, Rob Freeman has a strong and diverse background in public policy, natural resource management and public service. He served as Deputy Director-General of the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (1998’2002), Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation (2002’2008), and Chief Executive and member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (2008-2011). Rob Freeman has chaired national natural resource management committees and was a commissioner and Deputy President of the former Murray’Darling Basin Commission. He is an acknowledged national expert in water resource planning. Rob was appointed as a National Water Commissioner in 2011 and continues in this role.

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