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Tom Muller appointed CEO of WaterAid Australia

  • Tom Muller appointed CEO of WaterAid Australia

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WaterAid Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Muller as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Effective immediately, Mr. Muller will assume the leadership position previously held by Rosie Wheen, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to WaterAid's mission.

Having served as Acting CEO of WaterAid Australia, Mr. Muller has demonstrated exemplary leadership, solidifying his position as the ideal candidate for the role.

With over eight years of dedicated service as the Director of Policy and Programs, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the organisation's strategic direction. Notably, Mr. Muller recently spearheaded the development of the completed regional five-year strategy, which outlines WaterAid Australia's ambitious goals through to 2028.

Karlene Maywald, Chair of the WaterAid Australia Board, expressed her excitement about Mr. Muller's appointment, stating: "Tom has been appointed following a highly competitive external recruitment campaign. He has been an integral part of WaterAid for the past eight years, serving as a valuable member of the Senior Management Team. His deep knowledge and connection to WaterAid's programming in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, and Timor-Leste make him exceptionally well-suited for this position."

Maywald continued, "During the selection process, the Board was impressed by Tom's comprehensive understanding of our business, his visionary approach, his ability to empower others, and his unwavering dedication to championing gender equality, diversity, and country program leadership. We are thrilled about the expertise and passion he will bring to our team and the remarkable impact he will have in communicating our vision and mission to our corporate and donor partners."

Throughout his tenure as the Director of Policy and Programs, Mr. Muller has actively led WaterAid's efforts to promote the human right to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as advancing gender justice and climate resilience. Reflecting on his appointment, Mr. Muller shared: "It is a true honour to be appointed as the CEO of this extraordinary organisation, whose mission I am deeply passionate about.

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