Water and sewerage service provider Unitywater announced that it has appointed Anna Jackson as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Jackson comes to Unitywater from her most recent role as the General Manager Customer and Commercial at state government-owned SA Water.

She has previously held other executive roles of various responsibilities including business strategy, water security and quality, innovation, customer engagement, and environmental and social governance.

Unitywater Chairman Michael Arnett said Jackson’s skills, experience and personal values were an ideal fit for the company’s strategy, vision and culture.

“Anna has a well-earned reputation for developing businesses that deliver excellent customer service and environmental performance while making a real difference in the communities where they operate,” Arnett said.

“Anna joins us at an exciting time for Unitywater as we meet the water and sewerage needs of a growing population across Moreton Bay, the Sunshine Coast and Noosa.

“Anna is an outstanding talent and I’m looking forward to working with her as we continue to build a modern, high-quality water and sewerage services provider.”

Jackson will join Unitywater in July once she concludes her commitments and responsibilities at SA Water.

Prior to SA Water, Jackson was involved in senior business development and corporate affairs roles with a global consulting and engineering firm Tetra Tech International Development, aerospace and defence company Raytheon, and in federal and state governments.

“The forecast growth across the Sunshine Coast, combined with significant climate and environmental challenges that we’re facing, will create opportunities for Unitywater to deliver even more innovative solutions, which I am delighted to be a part of,” Jackson said.

“Having spent time in the region throughout my adult life and knowing Unitywater’s reputation as a customer-centric business, I am looking forward to becoming a member of the local community and joining the team to lead this next stage of delivery for Unitywater’s customers and the community.”

Arnett said that Jackson will become in charge of an organisation that is in great shape, reflecting the performance of her predecessor, previous permanent CEO George Theo as well as the current acting CEO Pauline Thomson, who is also the Chief Financial Officer at Unitywater.

“We again thank both George, who held the organisation’s reins for the best part of a decade, and Pauline for their invaluable leadership,” he said.

“Unitywater is a stronger, more resilient and better business for their contributions.”

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