JOHN Knox has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Icon Water Limited which owns and operates the water and sewerage business in the ACT as ACTEW Water* and is a 50% owner of ActewAGL. The appointment follows an extensive national recruitment campaign over recent months.
Icon Water Chairman Dr Michael Easson announced the appointment of Mr Knox to the position.
“Mr Knox’s appointment follows numerous achievements since he was appointed in the position some 12 months ago as an interim measure,” Dr Easson said.
“His clear abilities, his strong enthusiasm and his vibrant vision for the business and its future, were stand-out qualities for the CEO appointment,” he said.
“Importantly, Mr Knox has a thorough understanding of the current issues that Icon Water and its energy investment faces and has shown that he is able to energetically lead a stable and focussed team to progress our strategic objectives. This long term vision will ultimately serve the Canberra community through the excellent products and services that we will continue to provide.”
“Icon Water is a dynamic organisation with around 400 locally employed staff, an asset base of nearly $3 billion, and a 50% ownership of the ActewAGL energy business, which requires a leader who is able to manage its many complexities. I am confident that John will do an excellent job as CEO,” Dr Easson concluded.
Note: The recommendation to appoint Mr Knox in the Chief Executive Officer position to the role of Managing Director, and director of the subsidiaries of Icon Water Limited will now be made to its Voting Shareholders. Mr Knox will continue to act as a director of Icon Water Limited and its subsidiaries under his current appointment term.