General Manager, People & Safety - SA Water

Location Adelaide, South Australia
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2009-101546_1602197476
Posted 14 days ago
  • Lead the enhancement of culture, capacity, safety and wellbeing
  • A key executive role reporting to the Chief Executive
  • Diverse human resources and safety portfolio

SA Water is a public corporation committed to providing world class water and sewerage services to the state of South Australia with more than 1.7 million customers.

The SA Water team, consisting of around 1,500 people, are passionate and dedicated to protecting and managing the state's water resources across a $14 billion network of assets, including 27,000 kilometers of water mains, more than 40 water treatment plants, four major desalination plants and 32 reservoirs and weirs. In addition to providing these essential services, SA Water provides water testing services nationally through the Australian Water Quality Centre brand.

A unique opportunity now exists to join the dynamic and collegiate SA Water executive team as they embark on a journey of change to deliver on a new organisational Strategy. As the General Manager People and Safety, reporting to the Chief Executive, you will provide strategic advice and direction to ensure SA Water attracts, retains and develops a highly skilled and engaged workforce that further strengthens SA Water's reputation as an employer of choice. Concurrently you will enhance the culture of the organisation while ensuring SA Water remains a safe and industrially progressive working environment.

To be considered for this enviable opportunity, SA Water is seeking a proven executive leader with significant experience managing complex and diverse human resources and safety functions supporting both field-based and corporate workforces. You are known for your contemporary leadership approach and ability to drive organisational efficiencies while enhancing culture, capability, safety and wellbeing. You are proficient at negotiations with employee associations and are adept at establishing credible and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders. Furthermore, you are highly regarded for your exceptional people leadership and ability to cultivate high performing teams.

Davidson Executive & Boards are assisting SA Water with this search and appointment. For further information please download: or to submit an expression of interest visit For a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan 0407 808 517 or Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734.