27 August 2020

After 40 years in the water industry, Peter Quinn, Managing Director of Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) since 2008, will retire on Monday 31 August 2020.

Board Chairman, Mark Stone AM, said Peter has had a stellar career in the water industry; from his beginning in 1980 with the State Rivers and Water Commission to his appointment as Managing Director in 2008, he has continued to lead and inspire across GVW and the sector.

“As Managing Director, Peter has steered GVW through significant challenges, including the 2009 Black Saturday fires,” Mr Stone said.

“His leadership has also brought accolades to GVW as the first water authority awarded a PREMO rating for their 2018-23 Price Submission. This rating recognised Peter’s ongoing commitment to customers and his skills in organisational change.”

Mr Quinn has sponsored breakthrough innovations in water treatment and wastewater recycling in his 22 years at GVW. He has also been a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion across the business, the sector and the region.

Mr Quinn has been an active community leader: as a GOTAFE committee member, Goulburn Valley CEOs Leadership Group contributor and a driving force in the development of the new Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).

Mr Stone believes that Mr Quinn’s leadership has put GVW in a strong position, setting the foundations for a new era, with a focus on enhancing value to customers and supporting healthy and prosperous regional communities.

“I would like to sincerely thank Peter for the service he has devoted to the water industry. The 2016 Barry E Leach Prestige Award, one of the industry’s highest accolade, is testimony to that exceptional service,” Mr Stone said.

Mr Quinn will be succeeded as GVW’s Managing Director by Stephen Capewell, who takes up his new role on Tuesday 1st September.

“Steve has a fantastic opportunity to lead the next phase of growth for GVW, in particular harnessing the digital opportunities in water management, and leading and adapting to the challenges of a changing climate,” Mr Stone said.