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Our Staff

VicWater has a small team of hard working staff that represent the Victorian water industry peak body association.

 

Jo Lim > Operations and Strategic Projects Manager

Jo joined VicWater in March 2019 in a 2IC role, with overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, control and reporting of industry-supported special projects.

Jo started her career in the federal public service, before holding senior executive roles in the IT sector and management consultancy.

Jo has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, and a Diploma of Business and Diploma of Management from Swinburne University.

 

Fee Boucher > Member Experience Manager

Fee joined VicWater in March 2019. Fee has a background in digital marketing and communications and has worked across a range of sectors including health, education, construction, mining, local government, manufacturing and retail. Fee is responsible for leading the member interface components of the VicWater Communication Strategy to ensure quality communication services are provided to all VicWater members. Her role includes media, brand, communications, digital, social media and event management.

Fee has a Bachelor of Graphic Design as well as a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

 

Fiona Ould > Office Manager

Fiona joined the Association as Office Manager in October 2001, following a number of years in a similar role with Master Plumbers Australia.

Fiona manages the day-to-day running of the VicWater Office including accounts and membership functions, as well as assisting with event organisation.

 

 

 

Lauren Vines > Events Coordinator (part-time)

Lauren joined VicWater in November 2015. Lauren coordinates several VicWater events throughout the year, which provide excellent opportunities for the Victorian water industry and its stakeholders to be kept up to date on their respective issues and to network with colleagues and industry representatives. Lauren also manages the IWA (Institute of Water Administration) conferences, which provide a forum for sharing information, networking and professional development in the Victorian water industry.

Prior to working at VicWater, Lauren managed a variety of events for Peter Rowland Catering at NGV, (National Gallery Victoria) and prior to that, managed events at VACC, (Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce).

Lauren’s formal qualifications include Public Relations, Marketing and Event Management.

 

Ros Harrison > Sponsorship and Events Coordinator

Ros joined the Association in January 2018. Ros is responsible for sponsorship engagement and event coordination for both VicWater and IWA (Institute of Water Administration).

Ros is an experienced Events and Sponsorship manager in the not-for-profit, cultural, government and corporate sectors. She has an Assoc. Deg. in Social Science and Community Development and a Post Grad. Dip. in Business Marketing and Event Management.

 

 

Paul O’Brien > Training/Project Manager (part-time)

Paul joined VicWater in 2001. Paul works with the Training Advisory Committee, the OH&S Steering Group and the Dams Working Group and some short term working groups when the need arises. Paul also meets with industry delegations from China on a regular basis.

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Australian National University (ANU) and a Master of Education Degree from the Queensland University of Technology.

 

 

James Cleaver > Coordinator Policy and Projects

James joined VicWater in May 2014. He is responsible for organising a number of VicWater committees and coordinating submissions on a range of policy areas.

James has previously worked at the Murray-Darling Basin Commission (MDBC) as the Executive Officer to the Chief Executive, Wendy Craik. Whilst at the MDBC, James led the completion of the first ever Basin-wide audit of storages and water availability in response to the extreme drought conditions in 2007-08.

James’s most recent role prior to joining VicWater was with the Municipal Association of Victoria where he was responsible for transport, water and financial hardship policy areas.

James has a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management with Honours and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science.

 

 

Satvik Gangavarapu > Director Commercial and Supply Chain

Satvik Gangavarapu was appointed by VicWater in 2015 to head the Victorian Water Industry’s collaborative efforts for driving efficiencies through management and optimisation of inputs.

Satvik has operated in senior leadership and management roles across Public and Private sectors including Power and Water Corporation, Onesteel, and General Electric. He is a current board member, and former executive director in the Venture Capital and Private Equity Sector.

 

Satvik’s career spans Utilities | Mining & Manufacturing | Trading & Distribution | Healthcare & Biotech | Agriculture | IT Enabled Services| and Strategy Consulting. His expertise is in analysing, identifying, visualising, negotiating and delivering complex and step change strategies all the way from inputs to outputs.

Satvik has studied management from Harvard Business School and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems from Victorian University. He is a SAP Certified Solutions Consultant and a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Satvik leads the Supply Chain Excellence Program for the Victorian Water Industry. His work is focused on commercial growth and development of the sector’s triple bottom line performance.