Leadership team


Within the Institute, a leadership team meets on a monthly basis. The leadership team is:

Steering Committee

UNSW-GWI is overseen by a Steering Committee of Deans chaired by Professor Mark Hoffman as lead Dean (Engineering); accompanied by Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science; Professor George Williams, Dean of Law, Associate Professor David Blaazer, Acting Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor Gregory Leslie, Director of UNSW-GWI.

International Advisory Committee

UNSW-GWI receives advice from an international panel of renowned global water experts, spanning many sectors and geographies. The International Advisory Committee is comprised of:

  • Richard McLoughlin, Assistant Secretary Water Resources, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • David Molden, Director General, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Rod Naylor, Executive General Manager, Water Services, Downer
  • Pech Sokhem, Senior Strategic Advisor, Cambodia Agricultural Value Chain Program, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Tom Soo (Chair) Consultant, Water Policy Group
  • Michael Spencer, Chairman, Alliance for Water Stewardship
  • Louise Whiting, Senior Water Management Specialist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Dr William Young, Water Leader, World Bank