20 - 21 May 2021



VicWater have selected a mixture of industry leaders and innovators to present at Connect.

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Alan Sutherland

Chief Executive,
Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS)

Emma Lawson

Macroeconomist / Asset Allocation Strategist
Treasury Corporation of Victoria

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Risk 2 Solution Group

Helen Vaughan

Deputy Secretary Water and Catchments,

Julie Nielsen

Executive Director
WorkSafe Victoria

Matt Lovegrove

People and Advisory Services Partner

Katrina Johnson

Managing Director
Cartymara Consulting

Dr Nick Fleming

Managing Director

Rory Costelloe

Founder & Co-executive Director
Villawood Properties

Dr Sharon Davis

Senior Enterprise Fellow
University of Melbourne

Jon Anstey

Principal Consultant
Proud Mary Consulting

Brendan Condon

Managing Director
The Cape

Sara Harbidge

Executive Director - Surburban Development
Department Jobs, Precincts & Regions

Alix Sampson

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Advisor
AGL Energy

Ro Allen

Victorian Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities

Mama Alto

Jazz Singer, Cabaret Artiste & Transgender Diva

Rebecca Law

Senior Policy Officer

Amy Whalley

Acting CEO
Australian Network on Disability

Victor Sojo Monzon

Senior Lecturer in Leadership
University of Melbourne

Gareth Kennedy

General Manager
Customer and Community
Westernport Water

Daniel Flanagan

General Manager Service Delivery
Goulburn Valley Water

Jo Giannini

General Manager
People Safety and Culture
Southern Rural Water

Sarah Thomson

General Manager Digital, Governance and Finance (CFO)
Goulburn Valley Water

Jill Sears

Manager Inclusion and Diversity
Melbourne Water

George Abraham

Head of Cyber Security
Yarra Valley Water

Anthony Hernan

Executive Corporate Services
North East Water

Chris Brace

General Manager Growth Futures
Yarra Valley Water

Edyta Grzyb

Team Leader, Major Program Delivery
Melbourne Water

Natalie Foeng

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Yarra Valley Water

Tristram Smith

General Manager, Risk Legal and Governance
South East Water

Glenda Smith

General Manager, People, Culture and Safety
Goulburn-Murray Water

Paula Jeffs

General Manager People and Capability
Melbourne Water

Deb Fankhauser

General Manager People and Customers
Lower Murray Water

Matt Iversen

Knowledge Management Advisor
Western Water

Donald Hughan

Business Support Officer
Goulburn-Murray Water

David Heeps

Senior Associate

Michelle Sheppard

Manager, Inclusion and Social Procurement
Level Crossing Removal Project

Liz Nairn

Team Leader, Strategic Communications and Engagement
Melbourne Water


Betsy Anderson

Manager, Water Future
Barwon Water

Naomi Cleary

VicWater Director

Gabrielle Bell

VicWater Director

David Schultz

VicWater Director

Jo Lim

Operations and Strategic Projects Manager

View the Connect 2021 program

Program Partners 2021