Damian Wells shares three leadership tips for COVID-19 Communications

Damian Wells, the managing director of Coliban Water, has been praised for his proactive efforts in reorganising the utility as well as proactive communications during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an Aquatech Online article headlined ‘How water utilities are communicating on Covid-19’, the utility was referenced for its frequent and transparent communication.

In an online video interview, Wells said: “Australia saw what was happening first in China, and then more recently in Europe and now the US. This made us think wow, what are we going to do here in Australia?”

He referenced Daniel Andrews, the premier of Victoria and the chief health officer, Dr Brett Sutton, who gave a press conference that announced the planning for “school closures and various economic impacts”. "At that point, I knew that this was real and the impacts were going to be deeply felt across the Victorian economy and community in which Coliban Water operates,” he said.