Queensland (QLD) Branch Committee Gala Dinner and Awards

The Queensland branch of AWA has over 1,100 individual and corporate members. Our highly valued state and regional conferences and technical events fulfil the Association’s main objectives to share, connect and inspire. 

Members have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of water in Queensland and network with likeminded colleagues. 

Branch Committee

Margit Connellan, SUEZ Water Australia & New Zealand 

Vice President:   
William Speirs, Urban Utilities 

Committee Members:  
Amie Aldred, WSP
Jeff Ballard, Northern Water Management 
Nicole Davis, Redland City Council
Zak Floyde Smith, Aquatec Maxcon
Chris Manning, Urban Water Advisory
Natalie Muir, Cardno now Stantec
Olivia Newman, CPM Advisory and Project Management 
Michael Puntil, AECOM
Leah Sertorio, Engineers without Borders
Justin Simonis, Promethean Projects
Simon Taylor, GHD
Christian Truscott, City of Gold Coast 
Janice Wilson, Double Black Diamond Solutions
Charlene Wong, Aurecon

Young Water Professionals Subcommittee

Johanna Johnson, Logan City Council 

Vice Chair: 
Lachlan Guthrie, Aurecon

Committee Members: 
Sharon James, Australian Centre for Water and Environmental Biotechnology
Matthew Keleher, Fraser Coast Regional Council
Cassandra Mai, WSP
Melissa Mellado-Ruiz, Veolia
Leticia da Silva Pinto, e2 Design Lab
Josh Stevens, EY
Alice Strazzabosco, Arup 
Nicoline Thomson, AECOM
Kalen Timbs, AECOM
Valentina Velez Rivera, Arup
Thomas Wager, Redland City Council
Shanae Walker, Unitywater 


There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Queensland Branch. Be a mentor, contribute to the state newsletter, or present a technical session. 

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Carlie Sargent
0418 759 450