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Group Mentors

The following people have acted as ‘group mentors’ for the IWC Water Leadership Program. In any one year, four of these people will be involved in the program.


IWC Water Leadership Program group mentors

Ms Jude Munro

Jude Munro IWC Water Leadership Program mentor

Jude is a Partner at the consulting firm Jude Munro and Associates. Her former roles include the CEO of Brisbane City Council (10 years), and the cities of Adelaide, Moreland and St Kilda. Jude is credited with leading Brisbane to its position as Australia’s new world-class city, characterised by stability, flair, urban cool, local charm and creativity. She remains passionate about planning for cities to ensure they achieve their full potential.

Board and task force roles have included Chairperson of Queensland Urban Utilities, Director of the International River Foundation, member of Queensland Premier’s Infrastructure Taskforce, and member of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Reform Council’s Expert Panel on Cities.

Jude is an acknowledged government and business leader in Australia and internationally. She is respected for the breadth of her experience, and for her ability to bring leadership, innovation and a sense of purpose to organisations. Her colleague network is immense and her relationships with important players and stakeholders are keys to her successes. In 2010 Jude was honoured with an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) for distinguished service to local government and to the community through contributions to business, professional development and philanthropic organisations. Jude is also very committed to mentoring rising stars in organisations.


Professor Rob Skinner

Rob Skinner IWC Water Leadership Program mentor


Professor Rob Skinner, (DipCE, BE (Hons), MSc) has extensive executive experience in the Australian water industry. Rob’s current roles include Chief Executive Officer of Monash Water for Liveability (Monash University), Board Member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and Chair of WaterAid Australia.

Former roles have included Managing Director of Melbourne Water Corporation (6 years) and Chief Executive Officer of Kingston City Council (10 years). In addition, he was Chairman of Southern Rural Water, General Manager of Water Services in Melbourne Water, and Chief Executive Officer of the Dandenong Valley and Western Port Authority. Other roles have included Chair of the Victorian Stormwater Advisory Committee, and Manager of Parliament and Government in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. In addition, Rob has been a strong advocate of water sensitive urban design, water sensitive cities, and the International Water Association’s ‘Cities of the Future Program’.

In 2013 Rob won the WME Urban & Industrial Water Leader 2013 award.


Mr Mark Pascoe

Mark Pascoe IWC Water Leadership Program mentor

Mark Pascoe has worked for his more than 40-year career in the water industry – predominately in Brisbane, Australia. He spent many years with Brisbane City Council where his most recent position was as the Manager, Water and Sewerage. He was for a brief period the Queensland Operations Manager of Woodward-Clyde Pty Ltd, an environmental engineering consultancy. He left the BCC role to take up the position of Deputy Director, International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before returning to Brisbane.

Mark has held positions of President, Australian Water Association; Board Member, Water Services Association of Australia; Board Member, Co-operative Research Centre, Water Quality and Treatment; Board Member, Global Water Research Coalition. More recently he served as a Board Member of the Western Corridor Water Recycled Water Company and the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. Mark currently chairs the Queensland Government’s Water Expert Panel.

Mark is the CEO of the International WaterCentre where his role is to lead the development of the joint venture in providing capacity building services  to water managers and their organisations and particularly to help develop our future water leaders.



Professor Paul Greenfield

Paul GreenfieldProfessor Greenfield has extensive experience as a Board Director and is currently Director on a number of company boards. He has consulted and worked widely with industry on a range of projects, as well as on the economic evaluation of projects. His interests lie in biotechnology, environmental management, and R & D management and commercialisation. Professor Greenfield is a past Chair of the Group of Eight (a network of research-intensive Australian universities), and currently chairs the Board of Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and a member of the Board of Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

Paul is also Chair of the Scientific Integration Panel of the South East Queensland Natural Resource Management group, the Expert Panel on Purified Recycled Water, the Thiess International RiverPrize Committee, the International WaterCentre joint venture and the International Energy Centre. Professor Greenfield is also a member of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation Advisory Board, representing the academic and research community. He is also currently a Board member of Healthy Waterways Ltd.


Professor John Langford

Prof John Langford IWC Water Leadership Program mentor


Professor Langford (BEAgr, PhD Eng) is the Director of Uniwater, a joint initiative of Monash University and The University of Melbourne, and a Professorial Fellow at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne.

He is widely regarded as an influential leader in both urban and rural water management reform. His area of expertise includes water resource and catchment management, urban and irrigation water supply and research management. In 2004, he was listed by Engineers Australia as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers. He is a Churchill Fellow and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is also a recipient of the Peter Hughes Award for his contribution to the Australian water industry, the 2003 Centenary Medal and the Order of Australia (2005).

Professor Langford chaired the Boards of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Catchment Hydrology and the CRC for Freshwater Ecology, as well as the Advisory Board of Sydney University’s Special Research Centre on the Environmental Impact of Coastal Cities. Currently he is chair of the Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre. Former roles have also included the Executive Director of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and the Managing Director of the Rural Water Corporation in Victoria.


Mr Tony McAlistair

Tony McAlisterTony is Managing Director of BMT WBM, an international consulting firm with 11 offices around the world. BMT WBM is an organisation that delivers practical engineering and scientific solutions to many of the challenging problems being faced by government and industry today.
Tony has considerable expertise in the areas of numerical modelling, field data collection and assessment, non-point source pollution assessment and mitigation, catchment land-use considerations and sewerage and water supply investigations. His expertise has been gained through working with the Queensland Department of Local Government / Water Quality Council for a number of years, further University studies (e.g. Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership and Master of Engineering Science - Water and Environment, The University of Queensland), twenty four years further experience with BMT WBM and a one year work period in the UK.




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