Dennis Cavagna was appointed to the Queensland Urban Utilities Board on 25 June 2010 and is currently the Chair of the Queensland Urban Utilities Strategic Asset Management Committee.
Dennis has held a number of leadership roles in finance, economics and IT within the water industry and economic regulation in Victoria.
His professional experience spans some 25 years in the Victorian water industry, including specialist and leadership positions with South East Water, Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula and District Water Board and the Department of Water Resources.
Since 2007, Dennis has been a Commissioner of the Essential Services Commission, the independent economic regulator for the Victorian Government involved with the approval of prices and the quality and reliability of essential utility infrastructure services. These services include water, electricity, gas, rail and ports.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Dennis spent six years as the Managing Director of South East Water, providing leadership to the distribution and retail water business that provides water, sewerage and recycled water to over 600,000 properties in the south east of Melbourne.
Throughout his term as Managing Director of South East Water, the company achieved outstanding performance which was recognised by the water industry and Essential Services Commission. Dennis also served as General Manager Finance at South East Water for six years before his appointment as Managing Director.
Dennis’s experience in the water industry also includes finance, economics and IT managerial positions at other organisations within the Victorian water Industry, including with Melbourne Water, Mornington Peninsula and District Water Board and the Victorian Department of Water Resources.
Previously, Dennis held finance and IT positions in Telecom Australia and also worked for several Melbourne firms of chartered accountants.
- Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
- Fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- Fellow Institute of Water Administration
- Member Independent Member, Risk and Audit Committee, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment