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TasWater announces new CEO

The TasWater Board has announced the appointment of George Theo as TasWater’s new CEO.

Mr Theo is the current Chief Executive Officer of Unitywater in South East Queensland, Australia. He brings over 30 years’ water industry experience to the role, including previous positions at GHD, Brisbane Water (UU) and City West Water in Victoria.

TasWater Board Chairman Dr Stephen Gumley praised Mr Theo’s track record in delivering sustainable outcomes for the benefit of customers, the environment, employees and stakeholders by challenging the status quo.

“George has overseen transformation in the way businesses approach productivity improvements, capital planning and delivery, asset management, digital solutions, pricing, community and customer outcomes,” said Dr Gumley.

He is also the current Chairman of SWAN Asia Pacific Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation bringing together key players in the water industry across the region focusing on research, technology and digital transformation.

Mr Theo has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Degree in Engineering (civil) and an Associated Diploma in Municipal Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“George’s appointment comes after a rigorous recruitment process facilitated by Davidson Search and Advisory, and we are pleased he will be taking up the reins here at TasWater on 14 March 2022.”

Mr Theo takes over from outgoing TasWater CEO, Mike Brewster, who is retiring.