SA Water appoints new chief

David Ryan, current managing director of City West Water, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of SA Water.

Following an international recruitment process, established Australian water industry leader David Ryan has been announced as the new Chief Executive of SA Water.

David Ryan.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the appointment will give SA Water the opportunity to further improve its culture, business practices and customer service.

“I look forward to working alongside Mr Ryan and SA Water Chair, Andrew Fletcher, as we work hard to lower water prices, improve the reliability of infrastructure and open reservoirs for recreation,” said Mr Spiers.

Mr Ryan said he is excited to experience SA Water’s role in delivering water services to such a great scale across urban, regional and remote areas.

“Water services make a vital contribution to everyday liveability, from the basics of public health through to urban cooling or recycling water to expand primary production, and while we continue to ensure supply is resilient in the face of a changing climate, we must do so with affordability and reliability at front of mind,” said Mr Ryan.

SA Water’s Chief Executive reports to the company’s independent board, which is appointed by the Governor of South Australia and reports to the Minister for Environment and Water.

Mr Ryan’s appointment will be finalised on the 11 November 2019.

For more information visit the SA Water website.

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