PICTURED, FROM LEFT: Steve Webster, Marlon Bridge, Shane Morgan, Amanda Singleton, Raveen Jaduram, Jason Glennon, Rebecca Chenery, Rob Fisher, David Hawkins.
BE (HONS), ME, FENGNZ
Chief Executive Officer
Raveen Jaduram has been chief executive of Watercare since 2014. He has held chief executive roles in private and public sectors in Australia and New Zealand. He is a dedicated infrastructure leader, passionate about water and sustainability. He is currently on the board of Committee for Auckland.
Chief Customer Officer
Amanda is originally from South Africa, where she worked in the telecommunications industry, as well as consulting for a number of major corporates in brand and corporate strategy. A passionate customer advocate, she has held senior customer roles at Genesis Energy and Vodafone since moving to New Zealand in 2014. Amanda was appointed Watercare’s chief customer officer in May 2018 and has responsibility for building a customer-centric culture and overseeing all the customer touch-points in the business.
Chief Digital Officer
Rebecca Chenery has been with Watercare since 2010 and was appointed to the role of chief digital officer in January 2018. She has many years of experience in programme management and business transformation projects across the information services, telecommunications and water industries in New Zealand and overseas. Rebecca is responsible for leading all technology aspects of the business along with Watercare’s business transformation programme.
BCOM, DIPCOM, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Marlon Bridge is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior private and public sector roles. Marlon has previous water utility experience as CFO of Manukau Water Limited and Chief Customer Officer for Watercare. He was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer in July 2018, and holds responsibility for Watercare’s financial stability and commercial focus. He oversees the financial planning and analysis, supply chain, property, legal, internal audit, risk and resilience functions.
DIP CM, BE (HONS), NZCE (CIVIL)
Chief Infrastructure Officer
Steve Webster is a civil engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, predominantly in the infrastructure sectors in New Zealand and Australia, delivering projects and maintenance services to government, local authority and private asset owners. He was appointed Watercare’s general manager – infrastructure delivery in May 2015 and appointed chief infrastructure officer in January 2018. Steve is responsible for Watercare’s delivery of infrastructure projects from servicing strategies through planning to construction and for supporting external developer services to enable growth in Auckland.
MPP, TTC, JP
Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
David Hawkins’ responsibilities include government and community relations. He has a background in sales and marketing management for New Zealand and global brands, and has a strong commitment to local government and community engagement. David has previously served as an Auckland regional councillor and is a former mayor of the Papakura District.
ONZM, LLB, DIP TP
Rob Fisher is a barrister who has specialised in resource management, public law and local government law. As a litigator, he appeared frequently before the Environment Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In a 40-year legal career, he has provided advice and expertise to both private and public bodies, especially in the consenting of large infrastructure projects. Rob was the 2010 Barrister of the Year in the New Zealand Law Awards and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Chief People Officer
Jason has worked across a number of industries, including construction and fast-moving consumer goods. He has held a number of senior roles in human resources at Fonterra, Fletchers and Carter Holt Harvey. Jason was appointed Watercare’s chief people officer in January 2018. He has oversight of all people-related activities in the business and is responsible for creating a high-performing company culture.
ME (CIVIL AND RESOURCE ENGINEERING), BE (ENGINEERING SCIENCE)
Chief Operations Officer
Shane Morgan is a water industry professional with 20 years’ experience in both New Zealand and Australia. He has held roles in the public and private sectors, with experience in innovation management, planning, design, operations, and construction commissioning. Previously Watercare’s wastewater operations manager, Shane was appointed chief operations officer in January 2018. Shane is responsible for the operation of Watercare’s water and wastewater assets, networks and treatment facilities, asset management, maintenance and asset integrity functions, and operations control centre.
BE CIVIL (HONS), FENGNZ, CMEngNZ
Executive Programme Director, Central Interceptor
Shayne Cunis is a chartered professional engineer and Fellow of Engineering NZ with more than 20 years’ experience in the Auckland water supply industry. He was appointed as the executive programme director central interceptor project in January 2018 and reports to the chief executive. Shayne has previously held senior operational management and executive roles at Watercare and has served on the board of Water New Zealand. He is a board member of the Water Research Foundation.