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 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, 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 to the organization.
The Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer reports to the Chief Executive 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), human resources & payroll, information technology and technical services. The Chief Financial Officer leads and directs the finance division, including supply chain management.
The organisation has 70 employees (permanent and contract) in its group.