SWAN forum appoints Jennifer Rebeiro of Greater Western Water as SWAN chair

Jennifer Rebeiro, incoming chair of the SWAN Council

The Smart Water Networks (SWAN) forum has announced Jennifer Rebeiro as the newest chair of the SWAN Council.

Rebeiro serves as the chief information officer (CIO) and is currently acting chief financial officer (CFO) at Greater Western Water (GWW). GWW is an Australian water utility company that provides water services throughout the Victoria region in southeastern Australia, from the cities of Melbourne to Lancefield. She has led teams across a wide range of industries and functions, helping them to respond to evolving business environments and changing community expectations. She has also been recognised as one of the Top 50 CIOs in Australia in 2020 and 2021, as well as one of Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women in 2021.

Rebeiro has been a SWAN council member since 2019, following the conclusion of a successful SWAN Asia-Pacific Alliance (APAC) Workshop in Noosa Heads. She was praised for having “provided essential industry intel to guide SWAN’s programming and research interests.” GWW, under Rebeiro’s leadership, has also contributed to SWAN APAC efforts and global discussions across topics on the smart water spectrum, from smart water architecture to data-as-a-service.

Commenting on this appointment, Rebeiro remarked:
“It is a great privilege to serve as the SWAN Chair. I am 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 executive director, also shared his thoughts on the 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.”