Our Conference Presenters

VicWater have selected a mixture of industry leaders and innovators to present their views on Leadership Legacy 2035.

From water sustainability, to thought innovation and the future of human centred design, our speakers may challenge your view of where we are heading and what we are leaving behind.

Keynote speakers

Gaia Grant


Internationally recognised thought leader Gaia Grant will share insights into how to lead a culture that will support innovation.

Catch Gaia's keynote on Day 1

Former journalist and author Andrea Clarke will explore how we can advance our human capability to accelerate our future.

Catch Andrea's keynote on Day 1

Miguel Wood


Co-Founder and CEO of Euler's Bridge Miguel will explore regional entrepreneurship and social complexity

Catch Miguel's keynote at Dinner on Day 1

Drones and Technology Wizard Dr Catherine Ball will discuss putting the human at the centre of innovation and technology.

Catch Catherine's keynote on Day 2

Guest presenters

Dan Woods

Brand and Business Development Guru

Ann Gooding

Corporate Strategy & Leadership, Melbourne Water

Dr Bob Wong

Biological Sciences, Monash University

Cheryl Batagol

Chairperson, EPA Victoria

Rachel Barratt

Associate Director, Aither

Simon Wilkinson

Strategic Projects Manager, City West Water

Tim Ryan

Principal Consultant, Aither

Heidi Ryan

Manager, Government Portfolio, Customer and Strategy, Melbourne Water

Neil Plummer

Climate Change and Sustainability Leader

John Day

Energy and Optimisation Project Leader, Intelligent Water Networks

Luke O'Connor

Senior Program Manager, Goulburn Murray Water

Louise Wilson

Senior Hydrologist at Bureau of Meteorology

David Elliott

Chief Innovation Officer, Wessex Water

Joanne Plummer

Chair of VicWater

Dr Airlie Chapman

Roboticist and Lecturer, University of Melbourne 

The Annual Dinner

Arron Wood

Annual Conference Dinner MC

Lisa Neville MP

Minister for Water

Peter Morison

Chief Executive Officer, VicWater

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