Icon Water has announced that its Managing Director, John Knox, will be moving on from the role, with the search for a new director to commence in February 2019.

Mr Knox has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of ActewAGL, following an extensive national search.

Mr Knox said he was sad to be leaving Icon Water, but is looking forward to the challenges of working in the energy sector again.  

“For more than ten years, I have had the privilege of serving the Canberra community through my work in the utility sector, most recently with Icon Water. I look forward to continuing this connection to community through my new role with ActewAGL.

“Our customers will continue to be my primary focus as I lead ActewAGL through the varied challenges facing the energy sector, to ensure we offer the best possible prices, services and reliability.”

Mr Knox’s last day in the office will be Friday 19 October 2018. He will take a short, well-earned leave break prior to commencing with ActewAGL on Monday 12 November 2018.

Icon Water Chair, Ms Caird, said, “Icon Water’s customers expect a strong focus on affordability, outstanding service and water quality, and that Icon Water supports the growth of the Capital region.

“I am proud to say that under John’s leadership Icon Water has achieved these goals and our forward challenge is to exceed these expectations and to truly establish ourselves as a valued partner in our community. I am pleased that he is not lost to the Canberra community and I know that he will be a great asset to ActewAGL.”

Ms Caird also announced that Ray Hezkial, Icon Water’s General Manager Infrastructure Services, will become the acting CEO of Icon Water following Mr Knox’s departure. An employee of Icon Water since 2003, Mr Hezkial has extensive experience in the water industry and is responsible for managing Icon Water’s capital works program and the operation and maintenance of the water and sewerage systems. Prior to this, Mr Hezkial was the Project Manager for the Enlarged Cotter Dam.

Mr Hezkial will act as CEO until a permanent replacement is selected, with a national search to commence in February 2019.

Lauren Butler

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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