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David Heeps 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 a member of the International Water Association. He is currently the independent chair of South East Water’s Customer and Community Engagement Council, and 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 was a non-executive director/deputy chair at Goulburn Valley Water.


Graduate Diploma Applied Corporate Governance
Governance Institute Australia
Master of Engineering Science – Hydrology and Water Resources
Monash University
Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering
Melbourne University
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors