Liv Garfield, keynote at the VicWater Annual Conference Dinner

VicWater and WSAA present Liv Garfield, CEO, Severn Trent Water UK as the keynote speaker for the VicWater Annual Conference dinner at The Langham Melbourne on 8 June 2022.

Severn Water is one of Britain’s largest water companies, providing about two billion litres of fresh, clean drinking water to over eight million people across the Midlands, from the outskirts of Sheffield, down to Bristol, and into north and mid-Wales each day.

Before joining Severn Trent, Liv was Chief Executive Officer of Openreach, part of the BT Group, where she spearheaded and oversaw the commercial roll-out of fibre broadband to two-thirds of the country.  She joined BT in 2002 and held the pivotal roles of Group Director of Strategy and Regulation, Managing Director Commercial and Brands, Global Services and UK Customer Services Director.  From 1998 to 2002, Liv worked for Accenture as a consultant in the Communications and High Tech Market Unit, designing and implementing business change solutions across a number of industry sectors.

In October 2020, Liv was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the water industry.