Brisbane, QLD – WaterStart Australia is pleased to welcome the appointment of Andrew Kingsford as its new General Manager to grow its delivery of innovation in Queensland’s water industry. Andrew 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.
Andrew said he was excited by the opportunity to lead the next phase of growth for WaterStart Australia.
“With the intense need for innovative water treatment and management, there couldn’t be a more critical time to join WaterStart,” Andrew said. “Many organisations are seeing the enormous opportunities presented through innovation and collaboration with developing technologies. In this new role, I am keen to deepen the relationship with our stakeholders and nurture sustainable solutions for the whole of the industry.
“I am appreciative of the tremendous progress achieved by the WaterStart team, and the ongoing support of the Board. I look forward to building upon our successes and delivering added value to the strategic outcomes for our Australian Members, Technology Providers and State Program Partners.”Andrew Kingsford, WaterStart Australia General Manager
Welcoming Andrew to the team, Nathan Allen, WaterStart Executive Director, said “Andrew has a keen adaptability to the changing technology landscape, and understanding of what our partner organisations need in order to drive their digital transformation agenda forward. His strong collaborative approach and innovative frameworks will help drive WaterStart and the Queensland water industry forward during this exciting time.
“We look forward to working closely with Andrew to grow the internal capabilities of WaterStart, and apply his significant experience to engage with our stakeholders to create holistic changes.”
WaterStart is a unique not-for-profit organisation with a mission to solve critical challenges facing the water industry today by accelerating the adoption of innovative technologies and management practices. Established in 2013 in Nevada (US), WaterStart expanded into Queensland in early 2018 with the support of the Queensland Government. WaterStart leverages the strategic resources and expertise of its network to evaluate and demonstrate the performance of water innovation. For more information, visit www.waterstart.com.