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Executive Management

Accountable to the Board, the Executive Management Team is committed to achieving our corporate and strategic objectives.

The Executive Management Team consists of the Managing Director and General Managers in five areas.

Robert Murphy - Acting Managing Director

Robert Murphy

Robert is an MBA-qualified engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in managing infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally.

Robert has held positions at the City of Yarra, J.B. Barry Consulting Engineers in Ireland, MWH Australia and more recently as Western Water’s General Manager Planning and Capital Delivery. 

Robert was appointed Acting Managing Director of Western Water in August 2018 and is responsible for leading and managing the organisation. 


Graham Holt - General Manager Customer, Community Relations & Operations

Graham Holt

Graham has over 30 years’ water industry experience in Australia and internationally.  His experience includes leading large customer service and operation teams at UK-based Thames Water, where he established international projects in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia. More recently, Graham held the position of General Manager Customer and Community at Central Highlands Water in Ballarat.

Appointed General Manager Customer and Community Relations in October 2014, Graham is responsible for delivering Western Water’s customer service outcomes. This includes responsibility for the customer contact centre, customer support programs, communications, metering, property services, community engagement, network operations and water supply operations.

Livia Bonazzi - General Manager Strategy

Livia Bonazzi

Livia has more than 17 years' experience leading the design and implementation of large scale strategic business improvement programmes across Australia and the Pacific.

Livia has previously consulted with major water retailers and worked at Moreland City Council as Director, City Infrastructure.

Livia has a strong track record in delivering substantial commercial growth and performance improvement. Her qualifications include an MBA from Melbourne Business School, a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Planning and Design.

Julie Williams - General Manager Business Services

Julie Williams

B Bus (B&F), M App Fin, GAICD

Julie has over 24 years' experience in the energy sector including roles as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer at Powercor and Citipower. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Business (Banking & Finance), a Masters of Applied Finance and she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Julie is a Certified Practising Accountant Associate Member and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Appointed as Western Water's General Manager Business Services in April 2014, Julie is responsible for Western Water's finance, regulation, governance and risk functions.

Bernie Moss - General Manager People, Culture & Technology

Bernie Moss

Appointed in October 2017, Bernie leads the People, Culture and Technology Division for Western Water which incorporates the functions of people management, organisation culture and change management, health, safety and wellbeing, enterprise security and information technology.

Bernie has over 23 years’ experience in the people management field, gained across a broad range of industry sectors including information technology, retail, government, pharmaceuticals, professional services, energy, engineering & construction and transport.  Bernie has worked for both government and private enterprise including a number of large global and smaller domestic organisations.

Dean Barnett – Acting General Manager Planning & Capital Delivery

Dean Barnett

Dean has qualifications in project management, management, engineering and water operations along with over 27 years’ experience in the water industry. He has previously acted as General Manager Customer, Community Relations & Operations at Western Water and has experience as an Alternate Director at Vision Super.

Dean is passionate about collaboration and innovation within the water industry, particularly through the Victorian Intelligent Water Networks program where he is the Program Manager of Leak Detection, Condition Assessment & Infiltration.

Dean was appointed Acting General Manager Planning & Capital Delivery in August 2018 and is responsible for future planning, project delivery and commercial services.


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