After six months of searching, the Yarra Valley Water Board have announced the appointment of Pat McCafferty as the new Managing Director effective from 1 July, 2014.

With over 30 years water industry experience Pat has had significant operational responsibilities as well as critical strategic accountabilities in senior roles spanning business strategy, regulation, marketing, customer service, finance and information technology. For the last eight years Pat has made a significant contribution as Yarra Valley Water’s General Manager Strategy and Communications, and has held other senior roles at Yarra Valley Water such as General Manager Customer Operations.

With qualifications from RMIT, Monash University, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and as a graduate of the Leadership Victoria ‘Williamson Community Leadership Program’, his experience and passion for customer service, innovation and efficiency will ensure Yarra Valley Water continues to perform at the highest standards.

“Pat McCafferty was the unanimous choice of the Board to become the next Managing Director at Yarra Valley Water, following his excellent service as a General Manager over the last decade,” Chairman Peter Wilson said.

“The Board, and indeed the whole organisation, offer their sincerest congratulations to Pat and we look forward to working with him in addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the company and the water sector in Victoria over the next several years.”

Pat will succeed Tony Kelly in the role, following Tony’s advice to the Board in November last year that he wished to retire after eleven years as the Yarra Valley Water’s Managing Director.

Peter Wilson stated that “The Board would also like to place on record our sincerest thanks to Tony Kelly for his exemplary service as Yarra Valley Water’s Managing Director, in particular his focus on productivity, innovation, and the significant development of the organisation’s culture during his decade in the top job. We all wish Tony and his family the very best in the years to come.”


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