Our Executive team

Our Executive team

The General Managers at SA Water make up our Executive Leadership team. They report directly to the Chief Executive.

David RyanChief Executive
David Ryan

David joined SA Water in 2019 as our Chief Executive, leading one of Australia’s largest integrated water utilities, serving more than 1.7 million customers across urban, regional and remote areas.

David is a dynamic water industry leader, known for shaping contemporary organisational culture to deliver water services oriented around the continual improvement of customer experience.

By championing key values fostered through his background in regional Australia, such as sustainability, diversity and customer-centricity, David works to ensure water services help build and enhance communities and enable economic development.

Prior to joining SA Water, David was Managing Director of Melbourne’s City West Water, and held executive roles at bulk water company Melbourne Water in operations and capital delivery, waterway management and customer solutions.

Jacqueline GuerinChief Financial Officer
Jacqueline Guerin


Jacqueline joined us in June 2020 leading the Business Insights and Excellence team with responsibility for finance, information technology, economic regulation and pricing, supply chain, data performance, process improvement and change.

With more than 30 years’ experience in senior financial roles in professional services, manufacturing, infrastructure and defence industries, she brings strong analytical, strategic and commercial skills and knowledge.

As a passionate advocate for change within an empowered organisational culture, Jacqueline has a successful track record in developing and implementing efficient and effective business processes, and identifying and implementing continuous improvement and innovation initiatives.

Jacqueline is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Alumni of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation, and currently sits on the South Australian Government Financing Authority Advisory Board.

Before joining SA Water, Jacqueline was Finance Director for TRILITY Group and she has previously worked for KPMG, GH Michell & Sons and Detmold Packaging.

Jacqueline GuerinGeneral Manager, People, Safety and Governance
Kylie Johnson

BA, GDip Bus, MBA

Kylie joined SA Water in March 2021 to lead our People, Safety and Governance group and she brings more than 27 years’ global experience in developing and implementing business and cultural transformation strategies.

Kylie has worked across multiple industries including electricity, technology, finance, vocational, education and training and government. She has a passion for improving organisational performance through building business, team and individual capability and is committed to helping business leaders develop innovative and value driven cultures that are committed to safety and engagement.

Kylie is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Before joining us she was the Group Executive, Corporate Services at ElectraNet Pty Ltd and has previously worked for Hewlett Packard and General Electric.

General Manager Amanda LewryGeneral Manager, Sustainable Infrastructure
Amanda Lewry

BEng(Mech), MBT, GAICD

Amanda joined SA Water in June 2020, bringing more than 27 years’ experience in leading and managing diverse teams.

She has worked across multiple industries including water, mining, oil and gas, electricity generation, defence, transport and local government. Amanda brings a deep understanding of the water sector drawn from more than a decade of leading asset, operations and delivery teams in the industry.

Amanda is committed to maximising value for customers and community through innovation and the optimised management of the SA Water’s infrastructure assets.

Having worked across every stage of the asset lifecycle, she has a track-record of successfully developing and implementing innovative corporate and business strategies with high visibility and scrutiny of outcomes. Amanda is well versed in international and Australian asset management practices and joined us from GHD where she managed asset management practice across Australia and Asia Pacific.

Amanda has qualifications in engineering, business and technology, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sandra Ricci HeadshotInterim General Manager, Strategy, Engagement and Innovation
Sandra Ricci

Sandra began with SA Water in 2002, already bringing years of financial experience to the role of Senior Internal Auditor, then Manager Business Process Review. Over the next two decades, Sandra brought her experience of corporate finances and passion for delivering genuine customer service to a number of senior roles across commercial operations, human resources, asset delivery and IT.

Now with extensive experience in enterprise level strategy development, business design and improvement, strategic change leadership, management and implementation, Sandra also brings deep understanding of our business, our customers and managing people to deliver meaningful customer driven outcomes. This puts Sandra in a confident position as she takes the reigns as Interim GM of our Strategy, Engagement and Innovation team.

In addition to having a BA of Accounting, Sandra is a qualified CPA and Change Practitioner with Certifications in Leadership and Management, and Frontline Management.

Chris YoungGeneral Manager, Operations
Chris Young

Joining SA Water in March 2021, Chris has more than 25 years’ experience within the water industry spanning operations, organisational strategy, asset management and business improvement.

His most recent roles include Chief Transformation Officer; General Manager (Water Operations) and General Manager/Perth Seawater Desalination Plant for SUEZ Australia based in WA.

Chris has led large teams in the delivery of large-scale, high-profile services both here and overseas, as well as driven delivery, handover, commissioning, and operation of iconic water projects, including the country’s first large-scale desalination plant.

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

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  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Elizabeth East. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.

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