Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) Donald Hughan is among 4.5 per cent of employees across the Victorian water industry who identify as having a disability.
And Donald wants that figure to increase.
The 34-year-old Rochester man has worked his way up the GMW ladder to become the newly appointed Corporate Risk Coordinator.
A career he would have thought impossible when he started as a trainee 16 years ago. “I have been working in the Executive Business Support team for almost two years and my manager at the time told me I should put my hand up and give it a go and I felt within myself I was ready to step up,” he said.
“I’m excited about the role which is all about co-ordinating our strategic and operational risks to the business and looking at our incident management framework and making sure it aligns and is documented. Another element to this role is insurance and ensuring our policies are renewed and up to date across the whole business, so it’s a pretty big job.
“I think for an organisation, GMW is showing it’s an employer of choice when it comes to supporting people with a disability and wanting to see their staff progress through the business.”