Chief Financial Officer - SA Water

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer - SA Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 17/08/2020
Reference: JO-2005-100337_1589851623
Contact Name: Georgie Minas
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 19, 2020 11:27

Job Description

SA Water is the leading provider of water and sewerage services to more than 1.7 million people in South Australia. The CFO will join a team of around 1,500 people committed to protecting and managing the state's water resources across a $14 billion network of assets, including 27,000 kilometers of water mains, more than 40 water treatment plants, four desalination plants and 32 reservoirs and weirs. In addition to providing these essential services, SA Water provides water testing services nationally through the Australian Water Quality Centre brand.

Reporting to the CE, you will be the key financial strategist and a trusted advisor for the executive leadership team and Board. As the CFO, you will further strengthen SA Water, optimising financial performance, aligning investment efficiency and financial decisions to deliver outstanding value to customers. Leading a diverse portfolio of functions including Finance, Pricing, Information Technology, Supply Chain and Data & Performance, this role is responsible for the ongoing operational sustainability of the business to deliver positive economic outcomes for South Australia.

SA Water is seeking an executive leader with significant experience within a complex regulated service delivery or commercial environment. As well as having CPA/CA qualifications and excellent technical expertise you will have the demonstrated ability to generate creative solutions for varied financial challenges and effectively communicate advice. Using commercial disciplines within a government owned and regulated context, you will help drive value through a range of strategic initiatives that deliver improved productivity and value. The CFO will have the ability to influence, advocate and build strong diverse stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally with government and industry. As a values-driven leader, you will be known for your collaborative approach and genuine commitment to building and leading high performing teams.

Davidson Executive & Boards are assisting SA Water with this search. For further information or to submit an expression of interest please email For a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan 0407 808 517 or Seamus Scanlon on 0455 118 868.