North East Water appoints new managing director

The board of North East Water announced the appointment of Jo Murdoch as its new managing director, with her term commencing 20 January 2022.

Chairperson Cath Botta said the appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process.

“Jo has more than 20 years of experience in the water, local government and media sectors, with the last four years as an executive at Barwon Water in Geelong”, said Botta. 

“The board identified her servicing of regional communities and her focus on customer engagement as major strengths in the interview process.

“We are confident that Jo has the experience to lead North East Water’s evolution and will help guide the corporation through unprecedented regional growth and the impacts of climate change.”

Murdoch replaces long-serving managing director Craig Deiner, who will step down on 1 December after 13 years at the helm and 30 years with North East Water. 

“I am excited to be relocating to the beautiful north-east region to take up the leadership role at North East Water,” said Murdoch. 

“It will be a great privilege to lead a skilled and talented team as it supports the health and prosperity of the region.” 

The board thanked Deiner for his leadership and outstanding contribution to the utility and wished Murdoch all the best for her future term.

For more information visit the North East Water website. 

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