David Heeps

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David Heeps is a Senior Associate at AITHER

David has many years of experience in the water industry having worked in planning, operational, policy and regulatory roles. Before joining Aither in 2016, David was Chief Executive Officer at the Essential Services Commission.

Prior to his time at the Essential Services Commission, David spent eleven years at City West Water, six years at the (now) Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning and seventeen years at the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.

David is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the independent chair of South East Water’s Customer and Community Engagement Council. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the International Water Association. David has previously been a director at and president of the Institute of Water Administration, twice served as a director on the Board of the Victorian Water Industry Association and has been a non-executive director at Goulburn Valley Water.

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