Executive leadership team

Our Managing Director oversees seven business groups with a broad range of core responsibilities:

  • Commercial and technology services
  • Customer and strategy
  • Integrated planning 
  • Major program delivery
  • People and capability
  • Safety
  • Service delivery 

Organisation structure

Executive structure

 

Executive leadership team

​Leadership team Title and responsibilities​

Michael Wandmaker
Managing Director

Michael Wandmaker was appointed Managing Director on 22 September 2014. Mr Wandmaker has extensive senior leadership experience across several industries, both in Australia and internationally.

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Emma Braun 
Company Secretary

Emma Braun is responsible for the Corporate Secretariat and Legal Services group, whose functions include advising the Managing Director and Board to ensure compliance with statutory obligations, providing secretariat support to the Board and Board Committees, and providing legal advice to the organisation.

Gavan O'Neill
General Manager, Customer and Strategy

Gavan O’Neill is responsible for the Customer and Strategy group, whose functions include strategic issues, corporate planning, customer focus initiatives, public affairs, community engagement and communications, education and strategic relationships.

Chris Williams Integrated Planning

Chris Williams
General Manager, Integrated Planning

Chris Williams is responsible for the Integrated Planning group, who manage long-term water services planning, integrated water management, catchment and water quality, research and land use planning for liveability and environmental initiatives.

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Nerina Di Lorenzo
Executive General Manager, Service Delivery

Nerina Di Lorenzo is responsible for the Service Delivery group, which provides water, sewerage, waterways, drainage and recycled water services to meet regulatory and customer obligations; and manages and optimises asset performance. 

 

Craig Dixon Service Delivery Wholesale Services

Craig Dixon
General Manager, Service Delivery - Wholesale Services

Craig Dixon is responsible for the Wholesale Services Group, which delivers wholesale drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services to the water retail corporations, in accordance with customer and regulatory obligations.

Tim Wood Service Delivery Waterways and Land

Tim Wood
General Manager, Service Delivery — Waterways and Land

Tim Wood is responsible for the Waterways and Land group, whose functions include environmental and flood protection, infrastructure planning for urban development, and programs to protect and enhance regional waterway health.

Gerald Fitzgibbon Service Delivery Asset Management Services

Gerald FitzGibbon
General Manager, Service Delivery — Asset Management Services

Gerald FitzGibbon is responsible for the Asset Management Services group, whose functions include asset knowledge and systems and management of water, sewerage, drainage, waterway and land assets.

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Paula Jeffs
General Manager, People and Capability

Paula Jeffs is responsible for the People & Capability Group whose functions include People Services, Business Partnering, Employee Relations, Change Management, Capability Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Experience, and Internal Communications.

David Tregoweth
General Manager, Safety

David Tregoweth is responsible for the Safety group, including safety systems and strategy, training and investigations, asset standards and licensing, rehabilitation, investigations and assurance.

Eamonn Kelly
General Manager, Major Program Delivery

Eamonn Kelly is responsible for the Major Program Delivery Group, which oversees the delivery of all major projects – including business-enabling IT projects – and the design and construction of Melbourne Water’s infrastructure.

Anthony O'Shannessy
Chief Financial Officer​, Commercial and Technology Services

Anthony O’Shannessy is responsible for the Commercial and Technology Services group including finance, internal audit, procurement, property, pricing and regulation, risk and business process, business improvement and commercial services.

Geoff Purcell
Chief Technology Officer, Commercial and Technology Services

Geoff Purcell is responsible for the full spectrum of Information Technology services across Melbourne Water, including digital strategy and enterprise architecture, IT business engagement, programme and project delivery and service delivery.

Last updated:
5 September 2019