Sydney Water names Roch Cheroux as its new CEO

Source: Australian Water Association.

Sydney Water has announced that Roch Cheroux is to be the organisation’s new chief executive officer.

Cheroux, who is currently Chief Executive of SA Water, will start with the Sydney utility on 2 September.

Sydney Water chairman Bruce Morgan said that Cheroux was identified after an extensive executive search process both in Australia and overseas.

“Roch is a key influencer in the water industry with significant experience in shaping and leading public and private corporations across the Asia-Pacific region and Europe,” Morgan said.

Cheroux’s previous experience includes CEO of SUEZ for the Southeast Asia region and SUEZ-Degrémont Australia and New Zealand, Managing Director of United Utilities Asia and Pacific (TRILITY), and Chief Executive and Chairman of Tallinn Water in Estonia.

He is also a Director of the Water Services Association of Australia.

“We look forward to working with Roch on continuing to lead Sydney Water’s customer-centric journey and provide essential services to keep Greater Sydney liveable, productive and thriving for a sustainable future,” Morgan said.

Managing Director Kevin Young will depart the organisation on 31 July after eight years.

“Under his leadership, Sydney Water has taken customer satisfaction and reputation to all-time highs and has achieved significant gains in culture, safety, diversity and digital transformation,” Morgan said.

“Kevin has taken on the challenges of drought and growth and has laid a solid foundation to prepare the organisation for future opportunities.

“He is widely recognised for the enormous impact he has had on the Australian water industry. He leaves the organisation fit for the future and I wish him all the best.”