Victorian government owned water services company South East Water has appointed Terri Benson as its new managing director following an extensive local and international recruitment process.

Ms Benson has held a range of both executive and non-executive director roles in the government utility and private infrastructure sectors.

She is a former chief executive of SEQWater, a water wholesale utility in south-east Queensland, and a former managing director of Essential Energy, responsible for the delivery of electricity services across 95 per cent of New South Wales. She held leadership roles in Essential Energy’s predecessor organisations, working at an executive level in most operational areas over a 14-year career.

Minister for Water Lisa Neville said Ms Benson brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to South East Water through her past utility executive leadership roles.

“It’s wonderful to welcome Ms Benson to South East Water, she will bring valuable skills and experience. Water corporations continue to appoint highly experienced and skilled women to senior executive roles,” said Ms Neville.

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