Business Briefing: Water Corporation

Event Date: 
29 March 2012
Parmelia Hilton

Sue Murphy, Chief Executive Officer

Sponsored by GroundProbe Geophysics
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"Water Forever Whatever the Weather. Drought-proofing Perth"

Achieving security in a new era of water supply. In response to our drying climate, the Water Corporation has embarked on a ten-year plan to drought-proof Perth by 2022 so that sufficient water supplies are maintained, whatever the weather.

Sue graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Western Australia in 1979. After winning a Clough Scholarship as an undergraduate, she joined Clough Engineering in 1980 commencing what would be a 25 year career in that organisation. Twelve years in the field as a site engineer and project manager led to corporate roles with a focus on human resources, safety and engineering design management and her appointment in 1998 as the first woman on the board of the Clough Engineering Ltd.

In 2004, Sue joined the Water Corporation of Western Australia with responsibilities for delivery of capital projects and long and short term planning.

On 6 November 2008, Sue was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Water Corporation.

Sue is a Board Member of the University of WA Business School and Chairman of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). She is also Chairman of the WSAA Safety and Wellbeing Committee.

In 2009, 2010 & 2011, Sue was listed in the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Sue was elected to join the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in November 2009.

Sue has three daughters - one in secondary school and two undertaking degrees at University - a busy husband and two small dogs.

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