Paul O’Donohue

Interim Managing Director

Paul joins Lower Murray Water after recently concluding as Managing Director of Central Highlands Water (CHW) after 11 years in the role. Paul brings extensive experience in project and people management, communications, and customer service.

While at CHW, Paul was responsible for managing 200 staff, a $120 million annual turnover, and liaising with key internal and external stakeholders, including Traditional Owners. Paul’s tenure at CHW saw him work through significant improvements and changes for the utility, including leading safety reforms and an associated cultural step change for CHW staff and contractors, innovation and digital transformation to a more customer-centric operating model and recently overseeing the challenges of day-to-day operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul was also appointed a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at Federation University.

Paul has also chaired and sat on many boards, including the Inaugural Chair of Zero Emissions Water (ZEW), Chair of Intelligent Water Networks (IWN), a Committee for Ballarat (INC) Board Member, and Chair of the Governance Committee.