QLD Water Leaders Forum

QLD Water Leaders Forum
Join us for a Special Forum on Maintenance Contracts - Insourcing vs Outsourcing prior to the QLD Gala Dinner & Awards Night.

QLD Water Leaders Forum – Maintenance Contracts: Insourcing v Outsourcing


Take the opportunity to join AWA at Jacobs’ South Brisbane office in the afternoon of Friday 7 September before the Gala Dinner to hear from three of Queensland’s prominent Water Leaders on the topic of Maintenance Contracting: Insourcing versus Outsourcing.

Danielle Roche from Queensland Urban Utilities, Nicole Davis from Mackay Regional Council and Donna Gregory from Seqwater will each present on the challenges faced and the different approaches adopted by their respective organisations to maintain the assets and operations of water and wastewater utilities. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Richard Petterson, QUU’s Executive Leader for Operations and Service Delivery.

Our speakers will cover aspects including the drivers behind the decision to enter into maintenance contracting, the different types of contracts considered, the procurement and commercial models, HR and IR considerations and lessons learned from the adopted approaches.

  • Danielle Roche, GM Infrastructure Maintenance, Queensland Urban Utilities
  • Donna Gregory, Chief Financial Officer, Seqwater 
  • Nicole Davis, Chief Operating Officer, Mackay Water & Waste 

Panel Moderator - Richard Petterson, Queensland Urban Utilities

Maintenance Outsourcing – The Big Questions
Speaker: Danielle Roche 

Danielle is currently leading the infrastructure maintenance function at Queensland Urban Utilities and loves working in an industry that has such a positive impact on public health, and our community’s amenity and quality of life. Danielle also has a keen interest in technology and data science and turning data into insights to help make great business decisions. She has worked for government, private and not-for-profit water industry organisations and enjoys roles where she can lead the creation of engaged, diverse, high performing teams to solve complex business challenges.

O&M Contracting – The Full Circle
Speaker: Nicole Davis

Dr Nicole Davis has had a career that has spanned across the private and public sectors within infrastructure and environment including more than 25 years working within the water industry. Nicole began her water career in Canberra working for a water utility then relocated to Brisbane at the height of the millennial drought, working at the Queensland Water Commission. Nicole has used her operational knowledge to influence and drive policy outcomes, and was heavily involved in the water reforms in SEQ. She spent time in the private sector consulting with GHD on various projects from water, environment and reports for government and had a stint outside the water industry within Queensland Health before returning to the fold of the water industry in August 2017 as Chief Operating Officer, Water and Waste at Mackay Regional Council.

Insourced Collaborative Maintenance Contract – Seqwater’s Maintenance Sourcing Journey
Speaker: Donna Gregory

Donna has 20 years’ experience at a senior level in both the local and state government sectors. A Fellow of CPA Australia, Donna has extensive experience in financial management, asset management, system implementation and continuous improvement. Donna joined Seqwater in 2008 and has held a number of both managerial and executive roles across the business. Prior to joining Seqwater, Donna worked in a variety of managerial and leadership roles within the Queensland Rail and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Registration and Afternoon Tea
3:00pm Forum begins
5:00pm Forum ends

Members $35
Non-Members $50


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If you have any questions please contact Sharon James, SJames@awa.asn.au

7/09/2018 2:30 PM - 7/09/2018 5:00 PM
32 Cordelia St
South Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD

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