Australian WaterSecure Innovations Ltd (AWI)

Trading as WaterSecure, AWI has recently been established following national engagement with peak Australian water industry associations and organisations by the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence.

Its two flagship programs, developed in close collaboration with the industry and research community, are now being transferred to WaterSecure to advance to the next important phase of more practical implementation:

WaterVal is a framework designed to streamline the process of water treatment technology validation. It includes the validation protocols that are in the process of being endorsed for national use in all Australian states and territories.

Water 360 offers a suite of high quality information and education products and tools on the water tcycle and water reuse in particular. WaterSecure’s aim is to grow this range of products to encompass the water cycle and water infrastructure investment and community engagement on supply options more generally.

WaterSecure commenced operation in early July, being hosted in Brisbane offices of the International Water Centre. It aims to work very closely with Australia’s two peak water industry associations – AWA and WSAA – as well as with WaterRA, all state and territory governments, regulators, and the water industry more broadly; both private industry and public utilities.


WaterSecure’s initial Board comprises a cross section of three highly qualified and experienced water industry professionals:

Lucia Cade (Chair) (private and public sector water industry expertise and former President AWA), Adam Lovell (Executive Director WSAA) and Mark Pascoe (CEO, International Water Centre). Additional skill-based positions on the Board may be filled over time.


Lucia Cade

Lucia was appointed Chair of South East Water in October 2015. She has extensive experience in the utility, infrastructure and construction industries as a director, executive and an advisor, specialising in business strategy, organisational change, strategic stakeholder engagement, incentivised procurement models and major projects. Previously, she held executive roles at AECOM, Evans & Peck, Comdain Infrastructure and City West Water. Ms Cade is a Director of the Energy Pipelines Co-operative Research Centre and a Member of the Connections Committee of the board of Goulburn-Murray Water. She was formerly Chair of Western Water and National President of the Australian Water Association. She holds Bachelor degrees in Civil Engineering (honours) and Economics, a Masters of Engineering Science and a Master of Business Administration. Ms Cade is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.

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Adam Lovell

Adam is the Executive Director of WSAA, a position he commenced in 2011. Adam provides national leadership in policy positions for the Australian urban water sector on issues including industry reform, liveable cities, water quality, climate change, customer engagement and asset management. Adam also holds a number of non-executive Board roles including: the Australian National Centre of Excellence for Desalination, the Global Water Research Coalition and the WateReuse Research Foundation (USA).

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Mark Pascoe

Mark is the CEO of the International WaterCentre where his role is to lead the development of the joint venture in providing capacity building services to water managers and their organisations and particularly to help develop our future water leaders. He has worked for his more than 40-year career in the water industry – commencing with Brisbane City Council before taking up the position of Deputy Director, International Water Association in London, which he held for three years before returning to Brisbane. Mark has held positions of President, Australian Water Association; Board Member, Water Services Association of Australia; Board Member, Co-operative Research Centre, Water Quality and Treatment; Board Member, Global Water Research Coalition. More recently he served as a Board Member of the Western Corridor Water Recycled Water Company and the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. Mark currently chairs the Queensland Government’s Water Expert Panel.

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Greg Oliver


Greg has been appointed the inaugural CEO. Greg spent nearly four years in the AWRCoE as the General Manager, Strategy and Impact. He had a great deal of experience in developing these two flagship programs.Greg Oliver has worked in local and state government, research management and consultancy for more than 30 years, primarily developing and implementing policy, operational plans and simplified regulations for sustainable water, environment and natural resource management. Prior to joining WaterSecure, Greg’s most recent executive position was as the General Manager, Strategy and Impact at the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, an Australian Government funded research broker. In this position he led the development of impact and adoption strategies for research generated outcomes as well as international partner and commercialisation agreements.

Previously, he held the position of General Manager, Urban Water (Qld Department of Environment and Resource management), where he oversaw the development of new state-wide water regulations, and before that Executive Director in the Queensland Water Commission responsible for corporate strategy and policy and demand management programs during the millennium drought. He previously held executive positions in Queensland water utilities and Brisbane City Council. Greg is also currently a research fellow in the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.

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Fiona Chandler

Program Manager Water360

Fiona has previously held a Program Manager position with the International WaterCentre where she has previously managed the Training and Capacity Building and Knowledge Services Portfolios. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. Prior to joining the International WaterCentre and the CRCWSC she was the Executive Officer and Team Leader for the Water Cycle Policy and Stakeholder Management Team with the Water Resources Branch, Brisbane City Council. Currently, she also works as the Executive Director for Communications and Adoption with the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC). This position includes overseeing the Adoption Pathways Research Program and the Stakeholder Engagement, Communications and Adoption (including education and training) Portfolio.

Fiona has worked in the fields of urban water policy, planning and management, river basin management, natural systems and water resources management, and capacity building and engagement for 20 years and has worked with a large number of countries around the world to build their technical and organisational capacity to achieve integrated water management outcomes.  In 2014, Fiona received the Australian Water Association Queensland Branch’s Water Professional of the Year Award.

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Dr Simon Cashion

Program Manager WaterVal

Simon has almost 15 years’ experience in the commercial, research and industrial sectors. As Manager, Innovation and Commercial Development within UniQuest Pty Ltd, Simon developed expertise in project management, contract drafting and negotiation, business development, financial and strategic planning, capital raising, commercialisation and intellectual property management. As Technical Manager for Australian Magnesium Technologies—Europe, Simon was responsible for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Tier 1 technology development with a customer base throughout Germany and Scandinavia. Simon is an authorised Australian Financial Services Licence representative and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Simon was awarded a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tasmania with a double major in Chemistry and Mathematics, and a PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland.

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Dr Cedric Robillot

Scientific Advisor - Water Quality, Research and Regulation

Dr. Cedric Robillot is Managing Director for HeadStart Development Pty Ltd, providing strategic advisory and program management services in a range of sectors. In his role as Program Manager for the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence, he has led the Priority Research Program for the development of the National Validation Framework for Water Treatment Technology.

He was until 2012 Executive Manager for Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority) in charge of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant ($3.5 billion asset portfolio) and of the R&D portfolio.

Prior to joining the water industry, Cedric worked for 10 years in the biomedical field, co-founding the biotechnology company Cleveland Biosensors where he provided technology leadership in the development of proprietary diagnostic platforms and conducted business development activities in a range of countries across Europe and in the USA. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an Engineering Degree from the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Office // Level 16, 333 Ann St Brisbane.

Postal // PO Box 10907, Adelaide St Brisbane Qld 4000

More information on WaterSecure will become available at in the coming weeks.