David Sheehan has over 35 years’ experience in the Australian water industry, in a range of roles, both regulatory and within water ulies, but always with a strong water quality and human health focus. David is currently employed by Coliban Water in the role of Senior Water Quality and Regulatory Advisor. In this role, David provides the business with strategic advice to ensure that Coliban Water supplies fit-for-purpose drinking water, recycled water and wastewater, as well as ensuring that Coliban Water meets all its regulatory obligaons with respect to the various types of water that it supplies to its customers and discharges to the environment. Prior to starng at Coliban Water, David spent 9 years working at the Victorian Department of Health in the role of Team Leader – Water Regulaon. This role consisted of overseeing the administraon of Victoria’s Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 and Safe Drinking Water Regulaons 2005. David has been on the Board of Water Research Australia since October 2014. During his me on the Board he has chaired the Board’s Strategic Advisory Commitee, been a member of, and chaired, the Board’s Risk and Audit Commitee, and has been a member of the Board’s Human Resources Commitee. Prior to joining the Victorian Department of Health, David spent 3 years working for a private water tesng laboratory (SGS) in rural Victoria, and prior to that he spent 17 years working for Sydney Water, and its trading company Australian Water Technologies (AWT), in various water-related roles. David is a Graduate of the Australian Instute of Company Directors (GAICD). Addionally, David is a current member of Standards Australia’s FT-020 Water Microbiology Commitee, a current member of Naonal Associaon of Tesng Authories (NATA’s) Life Sciences Accreditaon Advisory Commitee. David also undertakes ad hoc work for the World Health Organizaon with respect to water safety plans and drinking water quality risk management.
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