General Manager, Digital Business and Chief Information Officer, Sydney Water

George Hunt

George Hunt is the General Manager, Digital Business and Chief Information Officer for Sydney Water. George is a recognised technology leader within the global utility sector. He has a successful track record in implementing technology infrastructure to support increasing customer expectations, challenging regulatory outcomes and corporate business goals.

George was awarded CIO Australia’s #1 CIO for 2019 at the CIO50 event, where he was recognised not only for his experience as a CIO, but also for his ground-breaking work on diversity and inclusion, his focus on safety and well-being and his role as Sydney Water WaterAid Ambassador.

Before joining Sydney Water, George held roles as a global utilities consulting partner and Chief Information Officer for Wessex Water. George also held a senior IT leadership role (CTO) within RWE’s Energy and Water Division, where he took a lead role in the delivery of business transformation programs for both Thames Water (UK) and American Water (US).

George has over 20 years of global business and transformation experience combined with a deep technical knowledge and strong commercial, business and regulatory understanding. George has a Bachelor of Engineering from Birmingham University (UK) and a Master of Information Systems from Kingston University, London (UK).