Some familiar faces have left us and some new members have joined us. Here’s the latest on our team:
Changes in regional management
We said goodbye to two regional managers this quarter: Euan Hind (Victoria) and Kristy Good (NSW). Euan moved with his family to Dunedin, NZ, and Kristy took up a role at Blacktown City Council. We wish them both all the best. They’ll be missed.
Our Adoption Portfolio Manager, Lorena Ikić, is currently acting as NSW Regional Manager. Lorena will remain in Brisbane, where she’s been based with the CRCWSC for more than four years. Previously Lorena worked with the International Water Centre. Having grown up in Canberra, Lorena is looking forward to connecting with the NSW and ACT participants and is excited for the new opportunity.
Georgie Wettenhall is our new part time Victorian Regional Manager. Georgie is passionate about managing urban water to enhance landscapes and protect environmental values. She has helped develop WSUD within Australia by authoring technical guidelines, developing standards and presenting industry training courses and conferences. She has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and 20 years’ experience in urban water management. Welcome Georgie!
Changes in governance and operations
We also welcome Verity McDonald as our new Portfolio Manager – Governance. She takes over from Carolynne van der Cingel, who left earlier this year. Verity is an experienced business manager, particularly in the biotech industry. Before joining the CRC, Verity was Operations Manager at Stem Cells Australia, where she helped deliver the research program in accordance with the reporting requirements of the ARC and the stakeholders, and before that, was Business Manager at the Cancer Therapeutics CRC. For the CRCWSC, Verity will provide high level executive support to the Board, Company Secretary, Board Committees and Executive team, including financial and records management functions.
Finally, a familiar face who now has a larger workload is Melissa Ling. Mel took over the Communications Officer role from Tricia Watts, who left the CRCWSC in June to continue her studies. Mel is also job sharing the Portfolio Manager – Operations role with Ebony Henderson. Well done, Mel!