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Press Release Nov. 2, 2022

Announcing New SWAN Council Chair

The SWAN Forum Appoints Jennifer Rebeiro of Greater Western Water as SWAN Council Chair.

LONDON, November 2nd, 2022 — The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) is pleased to announce Jennifer Rebeiro as the newest Chair of the SWAN Council. She replaces long-time Council Chair, Ken Thompson, Senior Technology Fellow at Jacobs.

Jennifer serves as the Chief Information Officer and is currently Acting Chief Financial Officer at Greater Western Water. She leads teams across a wide range of industries and functions, challenging and transforming each one to respond to the evolving business environment and changing community expectations. Recognised as one of the Top 50 CIOs in Australia in 2020 and 2021, and one of Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women in 2021, Jennifer is a passionate leader at the forefront of smart water technology innovation and transformation.

A SWAN Council Member since 2019 following the conclusion of a successful SWAN Asia Pacific Alliance Workshop in Noosa Heads, she has provided essential industry intel to guide SWAN’s programming and research interests. With Jennifer at the helm, Greater Western Water has actively contributed to SWAN APAC efforts and diverse global discussions across the smart water spectrum, from smart water architecture to Data-as-a-Service.

Jennifer has inspired both members and staff alike with her courage to bring bold ideas into fruition and represents all the core SWAN values: Contagious Collaboration, Passionate Progression, and Serious Fun.

Commenting on this appointment, Jennifer remarked:

It is a great privilege to serve as the SWAN Chair. I’m very proud to be an active member of the SWAN community which is passionate about sharing, collaborating and setting the global agenda for the future of Smart Water. I look forward to working with Council members, our diverse member ecosystem, and the innovative SWAN team and driving tangible outcomes and best practices for the benefit of the smart water sector.

Amir Cahn, SWAN’s CEO, commented on this exciting news:

This appointment is another indication of Jennifer Rebeiro’s impressive contributions to the SWAN Forum. Drawing on her diverse background spanning the technical, operational, financial and organisational aspects of utility management, I am confident we will be able to capitalise on Jennifer’s unique insights and guidance.

Join us in congratulating Jennifer Rebeiro and read about her impressive bio here.