Sydney Water to lose CIO

State-owned water corporation CIO resigns.

New South Wales owned statutory corporation, Sydney Water, will be on the look out for a new CIO, as George Hunt announces his resignation on LinkedIn.

Hunt said he and his family will be moving back to the UK this “October (COVID permitting) in order to explore new work opportunities and also be near our friends and family”.

Hunt wrote, “when I reflect on my time at Sydney Water I feel very proud about the achievements of my digital team and our partners”.

“It has also been an absolute privilege to work for such a great company with great people, and also for an amazing Board of Directors,” he said. “Although I will be leaving Sydney Water with a heavy heart, I return to the UK”.

Before joining Sydney Water, Hunt held roles as a Global Consulting Partner at Wipro Digital in the United Kingdom and Chief Information Officer for Wessex Water. He also held a senior IT leadership role (CTO) within RWE’s Energy and Water Division, where he took a lead role in delivering UK and US based business transformation programs for both Thames Water and American Water.

Hunt has over 20 years of global utilities experience combined with a deep technical knowledge, strong commercial, business and regulatory understanding. He also has extensive experience in successful ERP and SAP implementations, technology innovation to provide IT service and support, and digital customer experience.

According to Sydney Water “Hunt has a keen eye for engineering and technology,” stated Sydney Water. “He is a time-served engineer having completed a four-year technical apprenticeship in a major engineering company.”

According the Sydney Water website “he has a successful track record in implementing technology infrastructure to support increasing customer expectations, challenging regulatory outcomes and corporate business goals”.

Hunt has a Bachelor of Engineering from Birmingham University, UK and a Master of Information Systems from Kingston University, London, UK.

Sydney Water provides potable drinking water, wastewater and some stormwater services to Greater Metropolitan Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains regions, in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Several Sydney Water employees wished Hunt well on the LinkedIn post. Stating he had “made such a difference” at the organisation.


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