Mal Shepherd is the General Manager – Water Services for John Holland, responsible for the water sector business activity across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. John Holland is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services provider to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport service sectors.
Mal has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry working in both the public and private sector. More recently he has been associated with the delivery of John Holland’s Water related infrastructure contracts, both nationally and internationally. He has served in a range of project based and management roles with John Holland across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East on engineering, procurement, construction and management of complex multi-disciplinary engineering projects. Through his career he has delivered capital projects and programs of works under a range of contracting models secured through a variety of procurement processes.
Mal is a past Director of the Australian Water Association, and water AUSTRALIA. A current Director of WaterAid Australia, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Australian Water Partnership and a CEDA Trustee.
Mal is a leader of the dialogue to transform the water industry approach to health and safety through a more inclusive approach which brings together the asset owners/operators and the supply chain.
Mal is also passionate about a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation services.