North East Water begin the year with a new Managing Director at the helm. Jo Murdoch commenced her tenure as the new MD on January 20 2022 after several years in executive roles at Barwon Water. Jo brings extensive water sector and local government experience to her role at North East Water.
North East Water Chair, Cath Botta, said “The Board is looking forward to working with Jo and addressing some of the important challenges affecting water and sewer services in our region.”
Ms Murdoch said a priority in her first three months would be visiting all parts of the service region to strengthen relationships with local communities, with a focus on meeting Traditional Owners, Councils, business and community groups.
“I want to learn about their priorities, discuss mutual opportunities and challenges, and look at proactive ways of working together,” she said.
“I look forward to building on the important work that North East Water and the Victorian water sector is doing to respond to critical challenges such as water security, climate change, population growth and protecting the environment,”
“This includes working with regional partners to increase the use of renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the use of recycled water for productive purposes. I’m keen to explore any opportunity that is both good for the environment and good for our customers.”
Ms Murdoch said she was also passionate about continuing to support customers, community and staff through the pandemic.
“North East Water has a range of support services to help anyone experiencing financial difficulty due to coronavirus (COVID-19) or other reasons. Just reach out and we will be here to offer support,” she said.