Dr Stephen Gumley AO has been appointed as the new Chair of TasWater’s Board of Directors.

Dr Gumley is an experienced professional engineer and business manager who has held numerous Chief Executive roles since 1993 in both private and public sectors, including in the ports, irrigation, defence, aviation, and engineering industries.

Dr Gumley has also held a diverse portfolio of board positions since the 1980s, including at the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Development Authority, AMOG Holdings, the Victoria Defence Council and as a Board advisor on Goulburn Murray Water’s $2 billion irrigation asset renewal program and Murray Irrigation’s $200 million infrastructure program.

Dr Gumley was appointed to TasWater’s Board of Directors in March 2018 after a rigorous nationwide merit-based selection process. The process to appoint a new Chair commenced in May 2018 and was advertised nationally.

The Board Selection Committee are pleased to welcome Dr Gumley to the role, which takes effect after current Chairman Miles Hampton steps down at the conclusion of the TasWater Annual General Meeting in November 2018.

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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