Being proud of your work is a critical component for any happy and fulfilled employee. For senior executives and leaders, motivating and inspiring a team is impossible without passion and pride in the work you do.

CEO of Unitywater George Theo realises the importance of this emotional connection, and says he tries to foster positivity throughout the organisation. “Within the business, we often talk about creating something amazing that we can all be proud of,” George says. “When people retire or leave Unitywater, I want them to be able to look back at their time here and say to themselves that they were part of something special, and that working here is something that they can be proud of.

“We’re spending a lot of time and effort in making sure everyone within the business understands their role, plays their role, and understands our corporate strategic direction and how they fit into that. At the end of the day, it’s all about making sure our customers get the services they value. That’s very important to us.”

These services are vitally important to the residential and business customers of Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast, with Unitywater providing essential water supply and sewerage services to more than 750,000 customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an asset base of $2.9 billion. There is enough pipe under the ground to travel clockwise from Brisbane hugging the coastline all the way to Darwin.