Tony, a civil engineer, has spent over 40 years in the water industry with extensive experience in planning, design and construction roles as well as key roles in strategic planning. As a strategic planner he has been involved in major utility reforms including water utility mergers, corporatisation, independent price regulation and privatization. Tony was Managing Director of Yarra Valley Water, Australia, for 11 years from 2003-2014.
Dr. Peter Williams
Dr Peter Williams, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, recently retired from IBM with over 30 years' experience in building new service offerings and new businesses. He played a significant role in the creation of IBM's water management, smarter plant, smarter cities and disaster resilience businesses, and regularly advises VC funds and both startups and more mature companies in several sectors.
Gonzalo, a commercial engineer, has more than 20 years of international experience as a high-level executive of utility companies. Gonzalo’s achievements and competencies include: the optimization of operational processes, investment planning, negotiation of regulated tariffs, project management, financial planning and controlling, strategic planning, business development, and M&A.
Carl Yates, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., has extensive experience in the water profession with 31 years of service with Halifax Water, 25 of which as general manager. Mr.Yates oversaw two mergers where the utility expanded its mandate in 1996 and again in 2007 when Halifax Water became the first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility in Canada. After retiring from Halifax Water in 2019, he formed a consulting company, Yates Water Management to support and promote sustainable water management. He currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Water Network, Director of the Alliance for Water Efficiency and Director of Operators Without Borders.