City West Water has appointed a new managing director who has 13 years experience in the water industry including a senior position at Melbourne Water.

David Ryan will commence in his role as City West Water’s new Managing Director on 14 June 2016.

City West Water’s Chairman, David Middleton, said Mr Ryan was appointed to the position after an extensive and rigorous recruitment process that attracted many high-calibre applicants.

“We were looking for someone who is passionate about workplace culture, innovation, safety and who has a track record in leading large, complex, commercial organisations,” Mr Middleton said.

“Our customers are a diverse mix of residential customers and commercial businesses stretching from the CBD to the western suburbs, so it was vital that we found someone who has a proven track record in placing customers at the forefront of their decision-making.”

Mr Ryan is currently the Executive General Manager, Service Delivery at Melbourne Water.

Mr Middleton said his experience, knowledge of the water sector and strong leadership capability will address the challenges facing City West Water.

“We look forward to working with David to build on the strong foundations already in place at City West Water and to strategically position our business for the future,” Mr Middleton said.

Mr Ryan stated he was thrilled by the appointment and looked forward to continuing to build on his career and commitment to the water industry.

“I have over 13 years of very diverse experience in the water industry and my current role at Melbourne Water, focused on the day-to-day delivery of valued services to our customers, has placed me in good stead to lead this exciting organisation,” Mr Ryan said.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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