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 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 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 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 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.
Jon is the Chief Executive of Entity A, within the Department of Internal Affairs, responsible for establishing the new publicly-owned Water Services Entities which will start operations from June 2024. Most recently, Jon was Chief Executive at Watercare Services Limited, New Zealand's largest water and wastewater company. Prior to this Jon was CEO of Sydney Metro, leading the procurement, construction and delivery of Australia’s first fully-automated metro rail network. Prior to this, Jon was CEO of Transport for Greater Manchester since 2013. Jon has also served in the Royal Air Force and was CEO of Tubelines in London, looking after three of London’s underground lines during the 2012 Olympics.
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 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 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 is the Executive Director of WSAA, a position he commenced in 2011. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian urban water sector on issues including industry reform, liveable cities, water quality, climate change, customer engagement and asset management. He is the Chair of the Global Water Research Coalition.