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

Andrew George

Andrew is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of WaterNSW, which is responsible for the supply of raw water to users throughout regional NSW and Greater Sydney, including to our largest customer, Sydney Water.

Andrew has held a number of Executive positions in WaterNSW since its inception in 2015, where he was part of the inaugural executive team and has since been involved in the strategic transformation of the NSW water sector.

Andrew has over 10 years’ experience in bulk water supply utilities with extensive experience in regulatory and market strategy, government relations, engineering, asset management, and major Infrastructure delivery.

Andrew is a Director of the Water Services Association of Australia.

Joe Pizzinga

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 Robinson

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 Langdon

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.

Anne Pearson

Anne brings organisational leadership capabilities and a breadth of utility, regulatory and policy experience to WaterNSW.

Prior to joining WaterNSW in December 2019, Anne was Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) for nearly 4 years. Before taking on that role, for 8 years she served as Senior Director, Market Development at the AEMC, with responsibility for leading reviews and rule determinations to facilitate the energy sector’s adjustment to technological change and  evolving consumer preferences.

Anne’s prior roles include Executive Manager of Retail Regulation at Energy Australia and solicitor, at law firms Freehills, and Deacons working across a range of commercial, government reform and regulatory transactions and processes. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Sydney.

Daniel Lucas

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 Stockler

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 Smith

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 Burgess

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 Magaharan

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.


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