John Ringham has over 40 years' experience in the water industry in the UK and Australia. He has an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering as well as a post graduate diploma in Geotechnics, and an MBA.
John has experience in the areas of water resourcing, water supply and distribution, and capital planning, as well as in change management and international bidding. In November 2000 John was appointed Head of Water Services of the South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water) and later Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities included water supply and wastewater treatment services, asset management and capital works delivery to SA Water's 724,000 customers, serving over 1.4 million people in metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia.
SA Water is a leading water utility in the development and implementation of water recycling both in partnership with the private sector and Local Government. John was promoted to the position of Chief Executive of SA Water in December 2010.
John is also Deputy Chair of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and Deputy Chair of WaterAid Australia.