The Executive Team oversees policy implementation, day-to-day management of our business including the delivery of high level services to our customers.
Executive leadership team
David Harris is the CEO of WaterNSW. WaterNSW is Australia’s largest water supplier and the single system operator for all regulated, unregulated and ground water sources in NSW. The company:
- delivers raw water from 42 large dams, pipelines and the State’s rivers;
- develops water infrastructure solutions to water supply and reliability issues and then plans, develops, operates and maintains that infrastructure; and;
- protects the Greater Sydney declared drinking water promotes catchment that supplies among the highest quality water in the world.
David has led the transformation of WaterNSW since its formation in 2015, bringing the organisation to the point of being a recognised efficient and high performing bulk water supplier. Through his executive leadership team David has built a robust organisation with a cohesive corporate culture that puts safety first.
Prior to his appointment, David was for a short time CEO of both State Water Corporation and the Sydney Catchment Authority, the two entities that were merged to form WaterNSW.
David has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian water industry and has been involved in various key policy and market reforms in the water, energy and utilities industries over that time. In 1995 David was part of the team that established DGJ Projects Pty Limited, a regulatory advisory and project management company that specialised in the design and implementation of competition focussed regulatory regimes within the water, energy and utilities industries. From 2002 to 2013 David was a key member of the Executive leadership team of Snowy Hydro Limited.
David holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. In 2013 David completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
David is a Director of the Water Services Association of Australia.
Joseph Pizzinga is an experienced financial leader, with a respected catalogue of Chief Financial Officer roles in the utilities industry. Joining WaterNSW in October 2017, Joe leads our Finance, Economic Regulation, Property, Fleet and Procurement functions. Joe and his team are focussed on supporting the business through strong financial leadership and supply chain management.
Joe’s aptitude for finance and business operations was finessed during his five years as CFO of Ausgrid, and nearly another five years prior to that at Endeavour Energy.
Joe is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and has a degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Business Law. Joe has also previously attended Harvard Business School where he undertook Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.
Ian is a seasoned CIO and executive leader with 25 years’ progressively responsible experience in leadership, strategy, large program delivery and operational management.
Ian joined WaterNSW in March 2018. His passion for complex solution development and new product concepts where engineering and commercial acumen can be combined is helping our organisation rapidly transform into a high performing organisation supported by integrated systems, infrastructure and processes. Ian holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Sydney.
Adrian is a strategically-focused management professional with over 25 years’ experience in the fields of water and waste water management, strategic planning for water supply systems, integrated water cycle management, water supply health regulation, water recycling river operations and water and wastewater treatment.
Prior to joining WaterNSW (upon its formation), Adrian managed the water operations of State Water and urban water strategic planning and policy for the NSW Department of Water and Energy. Adrian holds a degree in Applied Science from Deakin University and a Master of Environmental Management from Western Sydney University.
Andrew is accountable for Regulatory and Market Strategy, Government Relations, Asset Strategy and the Major Projects division (including the Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline and raising of Warragamba Dam), having been appointed to this newly created role in December 2018.
Prior to this, Andrew performed the role of Executive Manager, Asset Solutions and Delivery since the inception of WaterNSW, where he was accountable for, amongst other things, the broad Asset Management, Dam Safety, Engineering and Project Delivery functions; including Major Projects.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Environmental), Honours, from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Daniel is a senior leader with more than 35 years’ experience in Australia and overseas. His experience includes Chief Financial Officer in publicly listed companies such as National Foods and multinationals such as Unilever. He has also held Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisition roles for 7 years while based in London and New York.
Daniel joined WaterNSW in September 2015. Immediately prior to this, he worked in the energy sector for Networks NSW as the Group Executive for People and Services. Prior to that he was with Endeavour Energy where over time held positions of Deputy CEO, CFO and Group General Manager – Corporate Development.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
David is a highly practised leader in the field of customer experience and operations, having developed his skills over many years working in the utilities and telecommunications sectors. David joined WaterNSW in early 2016 after serving in senior positions at Optus and AGL, amongst others.
At WaterNSW, David is responsible for all customer related functions including water ordering / sales, licensing and trade, contact centres, billing, credit, customer field services, and product development and insights.
In addition to his role at WaterNSW, David also serves on the Board of the NSW Energy & Water Ombudsman.
Fiona joined WaterNSW upon its formation, having worked for Sydney Catchment Authority - most recently as Executive General Manager - since the start of 2011. Fiona is responsible for the collection and management of water monitoring data across NSW, the use of this data to develop water quality and quantity models used for planning and operational needs and the WaterNSW Science Program to continue to develop our understanding of risks to water quality and catchment health. Fiona is also responsible for WaterNSW’s Land Management and Catchment Protection programs with a focus on managing the Greater Sydney Declared Catchment as part of our role to provide raw water for treatment and supply to customers.
Fiona has a Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental Management) from Macquarie University, an MBA (Technology Management) from Deakin University and is a Graduate of the AICD.
Helen started with WaterNSW in December 2018, bringing with her extensive experience in legal, governance, company secretarial and communications functions.
Most recently, Helen worked with Roads and Maritime Services. Prior to that she was with the NRMA for over 12 years, where she progressed through the organisation having started as General Counsel and Company Secretary and moved to be EGM Legal Governance & Corporate Relations as well as EGM People, Corporate Relations and Governance. Helen has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Sydney.
Ronan is an experienced leader in Asset Management of heavy industrial plants, predominantly in the water and power generation industries.
Joining WaterNSW in early 2016 as Manager, Asset Maintenance and Services, Ronan was promoted to the position of Executive Manager Assets at WaterNSW in December 2018. He is responsible for maintaining and developing the assets across our portfolio, including safety features.
Ronan has a background in engineering with a combined Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and Bachelor of Science (Computer) degree from the University of Melbourne. Prior to WaterNSW, he worked at Snowy Hydro for 8 years in a variety of engineering and senior management roles.