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Leadership team

Meet our leadership team

Our leadership team sets the strategy that guides our organisation forward.

Maree Lang

Managing Director

Maree was appointed as our inaugural Managing Director for 1 July 2021. Maree has extensive executive-level experience across government, manufacturing and the utilities industries. She was the Managing Director of City West Water before her current appointment as Greater Western Water’s Managing Director. In 2018, IPAA Victoria acknowledged Maree’s leadership accomplishments in their Top 50 Women in the Public Sector list.

Richard Smith

General Manager: Strategy and Partnerships

Richard leads Greater Western Water’s overarching strategy. With a focus on providing exceptional service and putting the community first, Richard is responsible for delivering our corporate plan, our asset-management plans, and our pricing submission. He has extensive experience in the utilities sector, in Australia and overseas.

Amanda Smith

General Manager: Growth and Infrastructure

Amanda leads Greater Western Water’s maintenance and growth in the fast-growing Melbourne regions we service. With a strong focus on results and accountability, Amanda has been successfully leading teams through significant restructures and changes across the utilities sector for over a decade. In 2019, IPAA Victoria acknowledged Amanda’s leadership accomplishments in their Top 50 Women in the Public Sector list.

Graham Holt

General Manager: Operations and Delivery

Graham has over 30 years’ water-industry experience in Australia and internationally, including leading large customer service and operation teams at UK-based Thames Water. There, he established international projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. Now a part of Greater Western Water, Graham will continue to drive positive customer-service outcomes for the businesses and communities in our service area.

Rohan Charrett

General Manager: Customer Experience

Rohan leads our customer experience streams across our major contact channels, including a multi-faceted contact centre, face-to-face engagement, digital services, and our credit and support programs. With decades of leadership experience in the utilities and telco sectors, Rohan also holds an MBA from Deakin University.

Liz Rowland

Chief Financial Officer

Liz leads our finance and corporate services. She’s responsible for financial planning and business partnering, statutory accounting, procurement and contract management. With 11 years in leadership positions in state and local governments and in Australia’s water sector, she provides our operating business units with finance and corporate guidance, helping Greater Western Water meet its strategic targets.

Jennifer Rebeiro

Chief Information Officer

Jennifer leads all aspects of information technology at Greater Western Water, which includes developing and implementing our digital journey. She has almost a decade of executive-level management experience and has worked in a number of industries, including transport, banking and finance, and the utilities.

Louise Meadows

Chief People Officer

Louise leads all aspects of human resources and organisational development at Greater Western Water. Her role involves developing and implementing strategy and initiatives that align our staff with broader business objectives and focuses on enduring cultural change. She brings leadership experience across different sectors, including utilities and banking, both in Australia and abroad.

Michael Wootten

Chief Transformation Officer

Michael has extensive senior-management experience in government, with a depth of experience in building and leading teams through change initiatives. Michael provides oversight of capital expenditure improvement, strategic procurement and information security.

Jeff Rigby

Chief Executive Advisor

Jeff has over three decades’ experience in the water industry and was previously Western Water’s Managing Director. Since 2017, he has been a board director of VicWater, the State of association for the water utility sector. Jeff also serves as a board director of Castlemaine Health, a regional public hospital. Jeff is a chartered professional engineering executive and chartered secretary.