Roch Cheroux, Chair
Roch commenced with Sydney Water as the Managing Director on 2 September 2019. Before joining Sydney Water, Roch held roles as Chief Executive of SA Water, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ for the South East Asia region and SUEZ-Degrémont Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director of United Utilities Asia and Pacific (TRILITY), and Chief Executive and Chairman of Tallinn Water in Estonia. Roch holds formal qualifications in Engineering and Business Management.

Neil Brennan
Neil is the Chief Executive Officer of Seqwater. He has a 32-year history in the Victorian water industry, most recently as Managing Director of Western Water.  Neil was also the Interim Managing Director of Goulburn Murray Water, Managing Director at Central Highlands Water and held various Ministerial appointments to industry committees including Director of the Board of the Energy and Water Ombudsman Scheme Victoria, Executive Council Member of the Institute of Water Administration, and Chair of the Victorian water industry's Intelligent Water Networks Steering Group.  

Shaun Cumming
Shaun is the Interim Managing Director of Barwon Water, Victoria’s largest urban regional water authority which services Geelong and a region of over 8,000km2 and more than 350,000 customers. With a 25 year career in the water industry, Shaun has worked across both public and private sectors. He has extensive experience in strategy, transformation, operations, construction, business development, IT and large-scale multiple party project development and has a passion for renewable energy, climate change and the environment.  Shaun enjoys leading inclusive cultures that deliver creative and commercial solutions that enhance customer experience, regenerate our environment and benefit our regions.

Nicole Davis
Nicole is the General Manager of Infrastructure and Operations at Redland City Council and leads the teams responsible for overseeing the planning, construction, maintenance and operations of all physical infrastructure involving roads, parks, marine facilities, major projects, water, wastewater, waste and Council buildings. Nicole’s 30-year career spans both the private and public sector and includes executive level roles including SEQ Water Grid Manager and Chief Operating Officer for Water and Waste at Mackay Regional Council. 

Pat Donovan
Pat is the CEO of Water Corporation, Western Australia’s principal supplier of water, wastewater, drainage and bulk irrigation services. Pat is leading the Corporation’s transition to a new operating model to achieve their vision to deliver greater value to their customers, community and owner by ensuring operations are safe for all, lowest total cost and lowest environmental impact. Prior to joining Water Corporation, Pat was President of ATCO Gas, Chief Operating Officer at ATCO Gas Australia, Executive Director at ATCO Australia and Chief Operating Officer at WA Gas Networks.

Lara Olsen
Lara is the Managing Director of South East Water. She has extensive experience in the utility sector, focused on customer experience and innovation. Before joining South East Water, Lara was the Global Head of Business Development and Industrial Products at Tesla Energy based in the USA and also led the Business Development and Industrial Products team for Tesla Australia. Lara was also Head of Strategy for CitiPower PowerCor and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group and co-founded Billcap.

Djuna Pollard  
Djuna is the Chief Executive Officer of Power and Water Corporation which is a government-owned corporation in the Northern Territory. Djuna is a long-term Territorian and commenced with Power and Water in 2000. Djuna has extensive experience in the utilities industry working in  operational, strategic and customer focussed roles prior to being successful in the CEO role.  Djuna has a sound working knowledge of economic regulation and reform and transformational change and is a member of the Northern Territory Strategic Water Plan Steering Committee.   

David Ryan
David is the Chief Executive of SA Water, one of Australia’s largest integrated water utilities, serving more than 1.7 million customers across urban, regional and remote areas. Prior to joining SA Water, David was Managing Director of Melbourne’s City West Water, and held executive roles at bulk water company Melbourne Water in operations and capital delivery, waterway management and customer solutions.

Adam Lovell
Adam is the Executive Director of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA), the peak body for water utilities in Australia and New Zealand, a position he commenced in 2011. Prior to his current role, Adam developed an extensive water industry career including roles at Anglian Water (UK), University of Sydney and Sydney Water, primarily in research and innovation. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian water sector on issues including industry reform, water security and quality, climate change, customer and community engagement and First Nations water services. Adam also holds a non-executive Board role for the Global Water Research Coalition and is a member of a number of state and national advisory committees.