Leith has been involved in water, agriculture, natural resource management and leadership development for a long time. She is passionate about people and their engagement in the decision making processes that affect their lives and livelihoods. A long involvement in influencing the Murray Darling Basin initiative has been fundamental to the development of her stakeholder engagement skills together with understanding of the ‘big picture’ of water resource management.
Leith’s current water related roles include Chairman of Sunwater, board member of Murrumbidgee Irrigation and member of the Australian Water Partnership Advisory Committee. She has previously been the Chairman of the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Councils Community Advisory Committee and a National Water Commissioner and served on numerous urban and rural water entity boards.