Plenary Keynote Speakers

Chief Executive Officer,
Water Corporation, Australia

Mr Donovan was appointed CEO in January 2019 and comes to the Water Corporation with more than 25 years’ experience in the gas utility sector in Australia and Ireland. He was previously President of ATCO Gas Australia where he led the business in the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable energy to over 750,000 customers across the south west of Western Australia and previously held senior executive roles at ATCO and Alinta.

Mr Donovan has qualifications in engineering and finance, and has also completed an Ivey Business Executive Program at Western University in Canada. He has a proven track record of leading customer focussed business strategies and achieving sustained commercial success and business growth. He is a passionate proponent of delivering service and operational excellence at a sustainable cost to customers and the community and his collaborative and engaging style helps build high performing teams.