Overberg Water has a three-tiered management structure:
- The Board of Overberg Water is the official Accounting Authority as per the Public Finance Management Act (No.1 of 1999), as amended; and
- The organisation's Executive Management (Exco).
- Senior managers
The Executive Officer, working with the Executive Management team, implements the decisions of the Board and manages the organisation on a day-to-day basis. This executive structure is supported by a number of senior management, who provide technical & operational information and assist the Executive Management team. On areas of strategic importance to the organisation, Overberg Water consults through staff information sessions and through bilateral meetings with the recognised union at the organisation.
Normal management meetings with staff are ongoing. Regular consultation and information meetings are held with customers, the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, as well as with investor community, to inform them of organisational matters.
The Chief Executive Office, as the Accounting Officer, guides the day-to-day activities of the organisation, while a non-executive Board, whose members are appointed by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, is the Accounting Authority and provides strategic leadership and governance to the organization.
The Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Services report to the Chief Executive Officer with each having its own set of responsibilities and business units.
Currently, the Chief Operating Officer leads and directs the following functions and/or business units: operations (bulk water supply) and technical services. The Chief Financial Officer leads and directs the finance division, including supply chain management and management accounting. The head of Corporate Services manages and oversees human resources & payroll, information technology, communications and legal services.
The organisation has 70 employees (permanent, contract and internships) in its group.