New Managing Director For Gippsland Water

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has welcomed Gippsland Water’s appointment of a new Managing Director.

Sarah Cumming has served on the Gippsland Water board for the past five years, and most recently worked as the General Manager of Corporate Services at Latrobe City.

Her appointment follows a national search and an exhaustive interview process.

She has held a range of senior management positions at the Australian Securities & Investment Commission and was previously a Litigation Lawyer with Slater and Gordon with expertise in personal injuries and employment law.

Ms Cumming has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Law, a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She lives in Gippsland and has a strong interest in the local community.

Current Managing Director David Mawer’s term will expire in June and he did not apply for reappointment. Ms Neville thanked Mr Mawer for his contribution to the organisation for the past nine years.

The appointment reflects Water for Victoria, which identified the need to promote gender equity within the water sector and  the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment that no less than 50 per cent of all future board appointments to be women.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville

“It’s wonderful to welcome Ms Cumming to Gippsland Water, she will bring a range of experience in governance and leadership.”

The appointment of a local person is a vote of confidence in the talent available in the Gippsland area and a clear sign of the organisation’s commitment to local jobs.”