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Goulburn Valley Water names new managing director

Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, with the utility’s leadership set to change from September. 

Stephen Capewell will take on the role at the Victorian water business, bringing with him significant experience in engineering, water cycle management, water operations and water treatment, as well as infrastructure planning and asset management.

He has spent more than 20 years in the water sector, most recently as Executive Manager with WA Water Corporation.

GVW Board Chairman Mark Stone said Capewell had worked with regional and Indigenous communities, and had led an operational division of more than 600 staff spread across regional Western Australia.   

“Stephen’s approach to customer engagement and servicing regional communities, together with his focus on innovation and commercial and risk management were particular strengths identified by the Board,” Stone said.  

“We look forward to welcoming Stephen and his family to GVW and the region.”

Capewell’s appointment follows the retirement of Managing Director Peter Quinn, who joined GVW in 1996 and has been in the top job since 2008. 

“We look forward to acknowledging Peter’s very successful career in the water industry closer to his retirement date,” Stone said.

GVW provides water and wastewater services to a population of 128,000 people in 54 towns, from the outskirts of Melbourne in the south to the Murray River in the north.