Queensland Urban Utilities delivers drinking water, recycled water, and sewerage services to 1.3 million residents across South-East Queensland. Formed in July 2010 and owned by Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, and Somerset Councils, Queensland Urban Utilities has transformed the way water is managed and delivered across these five local government areas.

“I started at Brisbane City Council as executive manager of the Brisbane retail water business. It was during this time that I played a key role in helping to facilitate Australia’s largest water sector transition and merger transaction. This resulted in the formation of Queensland Urban Utilities and I took on the role of CFO.

As CFO, my achievements included establishing the capital structure and funding facilities, as well as successfully lodging the first QCA regulatory submission.

In July 2012, Queensland Urban Utilities’ [!quu!] previous CEO decided to pursue an opportunity with the state government, so I put myself forward and was selected by the board to assume the role of CEO. During my time as CEO, I have led the organisation to become less reactive and more proactive, refreshed our vision, and introduced strategic pillars to support and reinforce our strategic vision” states Louise.