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Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) has appointed a new Managing Director, effective from 1 September 2020.

Stephen Capewell was selected for the role following an extensive recruitment process.

Mr Capewell holds over 20 years of experience in the water sector, most recently as executive Manager with Western Australia’s Water Corporation.

Mr Capewell has a significant background in engineering, water cycle management, water operations and water treatment, infrastructure planning and asset management, field operations and maintenance, as well as staff culture and safety development.

He has extensive experience working with regional and indigenous communities, and has led an operational division of over 600 staff spread across regional Western Australia.

Mr Capewell has a Bachelor of Science (Hons First Class) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering).

GVW Board Chairman, Mark Stone AM, said, “Stephen’s approach to customer engagement and servicing regional communities, together with his focus on innovation and commercial and risk management, were particular strengths identified by the board. We look forward to welcoming Stephen and his family to GVW and the region.”

Mr Capewell’s appointment follows the retirement of long-standing Managing Director, Peter Quinn, who leaves GVW at the end of August.

“We look forward to acknowledging Peter’s very successful career in the water industry closer to his retirement date,” Mr Stone said.

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