Jeff Haydon appointed Managing Director, Central Highlands Water

Central Highlands Water (CHW) has announced the appointment of new Managing Director, Jeff Haydon, who will commence in the role from Monday 11 July 2022.

Jeff has been a member of the local community over the past 15 years and is presently CHW’s General Manager, Infrastructure Planning & Operations.

Prior to moving to Ballarat with his family, Jeff, a qualified civil engineer who also holds a Master of Business Administration, worked for an international engineering consulting firm, as well as a Melbourne retail water business.

Jeff has a proven leadership style which drives a culture of innovation, integrity and inclusion, supported by Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership skills.

CHW Board Chair, Angeleen Jenkins highlighted that Jeff’s appointment followed a rigorous and wide-ranging selection process.

“Jeff has a deep understanding of our business, our culture, our customers, our stakeholders and the sector in which we operate. He is a strong, dynamic and values-driven leader with an impressive track record of delivering consistent high quality outcome focused performance,”

Angeleen Jenkins, Chair Central Highlands Water

Jeff said he was attracted to the position due to his strong passion for the importance in providing sustainable water services.

“I am delighted to take up this leadership role at CHW to work with the talented and skilled team members, delivering on the future aspirations of our customers and community,”

Jeff Haydon

Current Managing Director, Paul O’Donohue, who has been with CHW for the past 19 years, will support the transition process to the new Managing Director and said the appointment was a testament to the strength of CHW’s succession planning.

“Jeff was appointed due to his outstanding knowledge of CHW and the water sector. He has a strong vision for an inclusive and innovative organisation as it addresses climate change, growth, environmental, social challenges and opportunities while further supporting our regional communities,”

Paul O’Donohue, Central Highlands Water