8 - 9 June 2022



Pat McCafferty is the Managing Director at Yarra Valley Water

Pat McCafferty

Pat is Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, one of Australia’s largest water utilities providing water and sanitation services to 2M people. In a career spanning over 30 years, Pat has been extensively involved in addressing critical challenges such as climate change and rapid population growth.  He has experience working in the USA water sector and advising the Australian Government as part of the National Water Initiative.

Pat is Chair of the Thriving Communities Partnership (a cross-sector collaboration to support the vulnerable), current  Board member of WaterAid Australia (supporting water and sanitation in developing countries), past Chair and current Board member of the Water Services Association of Australia (Australia’s peak body for major urban water utilities), and a member of the Oversight Committee for the Women in Water Leadership Program. Pat is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a passionate advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Pat has qualifications from Monash University and RMIT, and is a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program.

Our program theme for 2022 is 'Resilience and Readiness'

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