Chief Executive Officer - VicWater

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer - VicWater
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-01-22
Reference: JO-1901-92988
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 23, 2019 09:53

Job Description

  • Leadership of a progressive Peak body with highly engaged members
  • Key role in a sector going through an exciting transformation
  • High profile role developing career defining networks
The Victorian Water Industry Association (VicWater) is a highly regarded peak industry association representing the 19 State Government owned water corporations in Victoria. VicWater provides an effective vehicle for those corporations to benefit from shared learnings, commitments, investments, experimentation, risk sharing, achieving real dollar industry efficiencies, developing a common voice with stakeholders on key industry issues and progressing future focusses strategic industry initiatives. The CEO role will lead the organisation to influence government policy, provide industry forums on priority issues, and disseminate news and information to members and stakeholders.

Reporting to the Chair and working with a progressive board from across the sector, you will play a key role in leading the organisation into the next stage of its development. This will include delivering on an ambitious strategy that sees VicWater becoming one of the leading membership based organisations in Australia. Leading a small team, as well as harnessing an engaged workforce of hundreds of individuals from across the membership base, the organisation is looking to become even more strategic and deep in its advocacy efforts, take member engagement to new heights and explore new partnerships and opportunities to further improve the water industry’s intergenerational future footprint.

With a strong focus on innovation in the member engagement space, the CEO will drive a positive culture and lead, inspire and develop collaborative, cross sector working groups and teams to achieve the ambitious strategy. The CEO will have a strong business acumen and be involved in key stakeholder and partner engagement as well as advocacy efforts to benefit the membership.

You will be a highly regarded and proven leader with the ability to influence, advocate and build strong stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally. As a strong communicator with an approachable style, you have extensive leadership experience within an organisation with a strong customer focus and have had exposure reporting to a Board. Innovative, strategic and working with a collective mindset will be key strengths you bring to this outcome focused role and are excited by this opportunity which will advance your career.
To apply online, please click on the “apply now” button and submit your cover letter and resume, if you would like to have a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515 at Davidson Executive who are partnering with the VicWater Board on this critical appointment.