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AWA announces new CEO

The Australian Water Association (AWA) National President and Chair Carmel Krogh OAM has announced a new CEO appointment.

Corrine Cheeseman has been appointed as the association’s new CEO, with Ms Krogh saying she is pleased about the selection.

“Corrine’s significant experience in the water industry, complemented by her work in recent years on transforming companies with data are a powerful combination,” said Ms Krogh.

Beginning her career in Sydney Water’s water quality testing laboratories, Ms Cheeseman first joined AWA in 2004 as Education Manager before moving to the executive team as the Technical Programs’ National Manager.

Currently, Ms Cheeseman is working with PwC as a senior leading in the data consulting practice.

With 22 years of experience in the water industry, Ms Cheeseman said she is honoured and privileged to be appointed as CEO and to have the opportunity to lead AWA.

“The association’s members, volunteers and staff are integral to the success of the association and I am looking forward to working closely with them to deliver Strategy’22 and beyond.”

Ms Cheeseman will take over from Jonathan McKeown who steps down as CEO mid-May.

“The challenges of COVID-19 will test the resilience of all of us but I am confident that the strong and stable platform that Jonathan has set and the leadership, digital transformation and stakeholder relationship skills that Corinne brings to the role will ensure the best possible future for the association and all its stakeholders,” she said.  

“A more formal acknowledgement of Jonathan’s achievements will occur in May for his major contribution to the association over the last seven years.”

For more information visit the AWA website.

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