20 - 21 May 2021
Chief Financial Officer, Gippsland Water
Sarah Heath will join Tim White, Sarah Thomson and Anthony Hernan at Connect 2021 for a discussion around whether finance is playing the enabling role that it should in the water sector. Sarah will add a regional voice to this important discussion.
Sarah has been in the role of Chief Financial Officer at Gippsland Water since 2018, where she is responsible for the Finance, Commercial Services and Governance teams. These teams include the areas of accounting, pricing policy, and economic regulation, business resilience, procurement, legal and overall governance.
Sarah commenced her career in external audit, working for audit firms in both Australia and the UK. From 2008 to 2018 Sarah worked for the UK’s largest listed water company, United Utilities PLC, and has significant previous experience in the water and sewerage sector.
At United Utilities, Sarah worked across the Financial Control and Economic Regulation teams, focused on financial consolidation and Board reporting, budgeting, the setting of wholesale charges for the opening of the non-household retail market, the reform of developer charges, and managing the annual charge setting process. Sarah has a keen interest in economic regulation, the continuing evolution of the framework and associated guidance, and the level of customer bills.
Sarah qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales, and has a BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University.