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East Gippsland Water MD not seeking a further term

East Gippsland Water


East Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Steve McKenzie, a respected leader in the water
industry, has made the decision not to seek a further term as the corporation’s Managing

Steve joined East Gippsland Water in October 2018. He informed the Board late last year that
he has decided not to seek another term when his contract expires so he can take time to
travel and pursue other passions. He will remain in his position while the recruitment for a new
Managing Director takes place.


Board Chairperson, Therese Tierney, said: “Steve has been an integral part of East Gippsland
Water for the past six years. With over 40 years’ experience, he has led significant strategic
change initiatives for the organisation and possesses a deep understanding of the complex
challenges facing the water sector, including customer demands, regulatory requirements,
economic factors and corporate governance.


“He has led East Gippsland Water through its most challenging times, including catastrophic
bushfires in 2019, a two-year global pandemic starting in 2020 and extreme shifts in weather
from record drought to record wet. Throughout all of these challenges, Steve has remained
focussed on the safety and well-being of East Gippsland Water’s people, best practice asset
management and the sustainable investment in reliable services to our customers, to ensure
we meet the demands of population growth and climate change.


“The Board has greatly valued Steve’s contributions and wise counsel during his tenure and
wishes him all the best in his retirement.


“Whilst we are sad to see Steve go, we are excited about the future and have commenced
recruitment for a new Managing Director to drive innovation, foster growth and deliver
exceptional value to our customers,” Ms Tierney concluded.