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Tom Mollenkopf advises on water policy, strategy and governance. He is CEO of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust.
Over recent years he has advised government, NGO and private sector clients in Australia and globally, leveraging his extensive experience and understanding of the water sector. He was independent reviewer of the national Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme and has led or contributed to projects covering the WaterMark Scheme, water allocation planning, utility strategy and water quality regulation.
From 2007-2013 Tom was CEO of the Australian Water Association, having previously been Deputy Executive Director of the International Water Association in London and a General Manager at South East Water in Melbourne. His background is in law, first in private legal practice, then as corporate counsel.
He holds Directorships with the International Water Association, Dandenong Market and Surf Life Saving Australia. He is also a member of the Australian Water Partnership Expert Review Panel.
Tom is a former President of Life Saving Victoria and a Director at Western Water, WaterAid Australia and waterAustralia Solutions Ltd. Other industry roles have included: Member, National Water Commission Reference Group; Chair, Water Industry Skills Taskforce; Chair, Smart Approved Water Mark; Member, NHMRC Water Quality Advisory Committee.