Peta Maddy

Peta has worked in the water industry for nearly 20 years in both the government and private sectors. In addition to being an Associate with Aither, Peta is currently a member of the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC) where she provides strategic and independent advice regarding catchment condition across Victoria to the Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. Peta is also a member of the Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMWater) Board.

Peta’s specialties include providing advice on strategic water issues and sustainability reporting to government, and at a board and senior management level within the water industry. Peta has also practiced in the development of alternative water strategies for water authorities including their planning, implementation and operation. Peta is experienced in the development of key strategic sustainability objectives for the water industry, such as mapping out pathways for greenhouse emissions reduction and stakeholder facilitation.

Peta is the immediate past Victorian Branch President of the Australian Water Association which required governance oversight; including financial management of a not for profit organisation and provision of technical services to members of the water industry.

Peta has also worked for a number of the Victorian water authorities, including Coliban Water, Melbourne Water and Western Water, in diverse roles from management to strategy and planning to stakeholder engagement and operations. At Western Water, Peta was the Manager of Renewable Resources. In this role she was responsible for the planning, project delivery, regulatory compliance and customer service of all recycled water projects – including the Sunbury-Melton Recycled Water Scheme and the Eynesbury Class A urban development.


  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours and Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology /Toxicology), University of Melbourne

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