Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources

Mr Peter Dennis

Peter Dennis Peter is currently General Manager for South East Queensland Water. Prior to this, Peter was the Technical Director for AECOM and provided leadership for this global business in the Asia /ANZ water sector. Peter also worked at Hunter Water Corporation and Hunter Water Australia for over 25 years.

In Peter's role as the General Manager, System Strategy & Sustainability with Hunter Water Corporation, there was significant focus on strategic planning, capital decision-making, interface with regulators, water security, energy management, water resource management, asset management and environmental management.

In Peter's role as Chief Operating Officer at Hunter Water Australia, he led one of the largest operational and process engineering teams in the Australian water industry. The team provided industry-wide process consulting as well as operating 24 water and wastewater treatment plants in the Hunter Region. 

As an executive manager with over 28 years experience in the industry, Peter has extensive experience in water industry management and is widely recognised as one of the leading water industry strategists. Peter has been involved in all stages of water industry infrastructure project implementation from customer/community consultation, regulator engagement, strategy studies, design, project management, commissioning, ongoing asset management and subsequent plant operations.  He has also a strong track record in value management and achieving capital efficiencies on projects as well as optimising operating costs for utilities.