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Western Australia (WA) Branch Committee North West Study Tour

The WA Branch endeavours to serve its members and others in the water industry of WA by being the leading provider of forums for education and debate of issues in the industry.  

The WA Branch holds events to provide networking opportunities; transfer knowledge to water professionals; promote water industry affairs; increase the water industry's profile in the community; provide specific niche market forums for the industry and members; and promote innovation. 

The WA Young Water Professional (YWP) network exists to engage, represent, serve and inspire young or new water professionals up to the age of 35 or with less than 10 year’s experience.

Branch Committee

Garth Walter, Sacyr Water Australia 

Vice President:   
Helen McGettigan, Infrastructure WA 

Immediate Past President:   
Peter Spencer, Water Corporation

Committee Members:  
Alan Toomey, Jacobs Engineering 
Amir Vahdani, Bechtel Australia
Blair Shackleton, GHD 
Cristiano Carvalho, Aqwest  
Damayanthi Chandrasekera, Aurecon
Daniel Ferguson, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Crawford, Retired
Dr Fabiana Tessele, Tessele Consultants 
Jamie Porteous, Veolia Water Australia
Kanchana Karunaratna, Marsden Jacob Associates
Kelly Lavell, waterinsight 
Peter Moore PSM, P D Moore Consulting  
Rachel Evans, BHP (stepping down)
Sarah Lambert, WSP
Scott Henderson, BG&E Resources (stepping down) 
Stephanie Thompson, Stantec
Steven Paradiss, Interflow 

Young Water Professionals Subcommittee


Vice Chair: 
Jake Faranda, Syrinx Environmental

Committee Members:  
Anna Giudice, Water Corporation (stepping down)
Bradley Shand, Water Corporation (stepping down) 
Chan Diu, Water Corporation (stepping down)
Chenoa Lange, Water Corporation
Elvis Saric, Fortescue Future Industries
Ivonne Tshuma, Water Corporation 
Josh Merriman, Target Exploration 
Justin Tan, Jacobs (stepping down)
Luke Murphy, Jacobs (stepping down)
Miriam Laizer, Pentium Water
Peter Rice, Environmental Engineers International  
Shane Woods, South32
Tess Mcallister, Rio Tinto

Leticia Marinho, Tessele Consultants (Incoming)
Lukas Wimmler, Innovative Filtration Solutions (Incoming)
Dinithi Fernando, Stantec (Incoming)
Phillip Meng, Water Corporation (Incoming)
Note: Committee changes will take effect in July 2023. 


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Kyllie Whitehead  
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