Nicole Hollows to step down as CEO of Sunwater

After almost four years as Sunwater’s CEO, Nicole Hollows has announced she will be stepping down from the role effective 28 February 2020.

Ms Hollows said it was a difficult personal decision to make, but the timing would best suit the business as it plans to scale-up its dam improvement and infrastructure development program over the next five years.

Chairman of Sunwater Board Leith Boully said that Nicole had played an important role in modernising Sunwater in order to meet the challenges of an ever-changing water industry.

“Under Nicole’s leadership, Sunwater’s culture and employee engagement has improved, she has worked tirelessly to improve our relationships with customers and to become a customer centric organisation.  She has also sharpened the organisation’s commercial focus and driven open and transparent communication with all of its stakeholders.

“Nicole has also guided Sunwater through some of the most challenging environmental events across Queensland including cyclones, floods and a period of ongoing drought.”

Sunwater will now commence a national search for a new CEO.

“Ms Hollows will continue as CEO of Sunwater for the next four months while we manage recruitment and transition to the next CEO,” Ms Boully said.

“The Sunwater Board and Nicole are very committed to the continued success of Sunwater. We thank her for her selfless dedication to our purpose and people and wish her all the very best for her future endeavours,” she said.

Speaking to staff on Friday 8 November, Ms Hollows thanked all her colleagues and said she is proud of what we have achieved as One Sunwater in what has been complex and challenging times.

“It was a privilege to lead Sunwater over the past four years and to work alongside the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team,” she said.