Rod is a Director of Water Strategies Pty Ltd a company that he set up in 2007 to provide consulting services to local and state government and private industry in the water and wastewater area. Rod is also a Director on the Healthy Waterways Board and is a Past Federal President of the Australian Water Association. Rod has over forty years experience working for consultants and water authorities in Australia and overseas in water and wastewater engineering. In recent years Rod has provided inputs to planning and procurement phases for a range of water and wastewater projects in Queensland. He has extensive experience in water recycling for both potable and non-potable purposes and was involved in a number of significant water recycling initiatives in Australia (eg Wide Bay Water, Lockyer Valley and Darling Downs, Toowoomba, ACTEW, and South Caboolture).