Mr. Thomas is a licensed mechanical and civil engineer in California, with 30 years working in the water,
nuclear, petroleum, and aircraft industries – the past 18 years at Metropolitan Water District of
Southern California. In his current role as a capital programs manager, he oversees teams responsible
for Capital Investment Plan (CIP) management, construction contracts, project controls, and engineering
Ramsay Huntley is Well’s Fargo sustainable finance strategist and a member of the Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility leadership team. In this role, he works with business partners to develop new opportunities that support Wells Fargo’s $200 billion sustainable finance commitment to lead the transition to a low carbon economy. Ramsay is also responsible for the bank’s cleantech philanthropy programs, including Innovation Incubator (IN2) in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Andrew Kingsford brings thirty years of leadership in business transformation across numerous public and private sectors. In his extensive career, Andrew has pioneered major business change programs and is a business and technology and innovation specialist. He has delivered successful reform initiatives across sectors including water, transportation, local government and natural resources and has previously held roles of Strategy Practice Lead, Chief Information Officer and Director with a successful leadership history.
Kim Fridman is Portfolio Manager for WaterStart Australia. She facilitates program delivery and stakeholder management in Australia. Prior to this role, Kim worked on the program management team at the Queensland Government’s Innovation Division. Kim is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship and played a key role in delivering Advance Queensland programs to assist startups to grow and scale.
Kristopher Sanchez serves as the Interim Executive Director for the State of Nevada, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). Mr. Sanchez, previously worked as GOED’s Director of International Trade and a Congressional staffer in the United States House of Representatives.
Louise has been Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Urban Utilities since 2012, and prior to this, was the utility’s founding Chief Financial Officer. Preceding QUU’s formation, Louise held several senior management roles at Brisbane City Council as well as 17 years with leading accounting and advisory firm, KPMG. Louise currently serves as Chair of the Customer In Leadership Committee – a sub-committee of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA). She is also a board director of WSAA and AWA (Australian Water Association).