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Mr Ross Hughes

Ross HughesRoss graduated from Curtin University (then “WAIT”) in 1980 and joined BankWest’s inaugural graduate recruitment programme, which launched a 25 year career in financial services ranging from branches, to human resources, international lending in Edinburgh, and ultimately Chief Financial Officer of the HBOS Australia Group of companies.

He joined the West Australian Water Corporation in 2006 in the role of CFO which has enabled him to lead a wide range of areas including finance, pricing, procurement, property, strategy, legal services, insurance and risk.

Ross was awarded the WS Lonnie Award for Chief Financial Officer of the Year in 2009 by the WA Institute of Public Administration Australia and the Australia-wide Public Sector Finance Manager of Year in the 2011 Fairfax Dealbook Awards.

Ross is a member of the Water Services Association of Australia Utility Excellence Committee and member of the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant Operations and Maintenance Alliance Lead Team.

Ross is on Fellow of CPA Australia and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.