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 Program Coordinator 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).
Marie-Claude cumulates over fifteen years’ experience in International Development, during which she combined her academic background in environment and in finance to cultivate an expertise in project financing. She is currently the Chief Development Officer at the One Drop Foundation, where she is responsible for the overall fundraising and partnership strategy of the organisation. She has joined One Drop in 2014, initially as the Director of Operations, overseeing the International Programs in Latin America, West Africa and India.
Kevin has over 30 years of experience in the water industry, including five years in the geothermal and nuclear industries. During this tenure at the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) he was instrumental in the development of the Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Emergency Response initiatives and the innovative SCADA control strategy which balances improvements in water quality with energy management. During his service, LVVWD maintenance practices were documented as being leading edge for the water utility industry.