Executives

Jon Lamonte

Jon Lamonte, PhD, MA, BSc(Hons), CCMI, CMath, CDir, FRICS, FIOD, FIMA, FRIN, FCILT, RAF(retd)

Chief Executive

Jon is a former senior officer in the Royal Air Force in the UK, flying operationally before tours in the Ministry of Defence (logistics and procurement).  After leaving the Service, he became Chief Executive of Tube Lines, running the engineering and upgrade of London’s busiest underground lines before taking over all modes of transport in the Greater Manchester region as Chief Executive for TfGM. More recently, he led Sydney Metro through the opening of their first driverless line, whilst constructing three more lines in Australia’s largest public transport project. He was appointed as Watercare’s CEO in April 2021.

 

Marlon Bridge

Marlon Bridge, BCom, DipCom, CA  

Deputy Chief Executive

Marlon Bridge is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in senior private and public sector roles. Marlon has previous water utility experience as CFO of Manukau Water Limited and Chief Customer Officer for Watercare. He was appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer in July 2018, and holds responsibility for Watercare’s financial stability and commercial focus.  He oversees the financial planning and analysis, supply chain, property, legal, internal audit, risk and resilience functions.

Amanda Singleton

Amanda Singleton, BA Communications

Chief Customer Officer

Amanda is originally from South Africa, where she worked in the telecommunications industry, as well as consulting for a number of major corporates in brand and corporate strategy. A passionate customer advocate, she has held senior customer roles at Genesis Energy and Vodafone since moving to New Zealand in 2014. Amanda was appointed Watercare’s Chief Customer Officer in May 2018 and has responsibility for building a customer-centric culture and overseeing all the customer touch-points in the business.

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Rebecca Chenery, BBus, Dip.Mgmt

Chief Digital Officer

Rebecca Chenery has been with Watercare since 2010 and was appointed to the role of Manager – Business Transformation role in November 2015 and Chief Digital Officer in January 2018.  She has many years of experience in programme management and business transformation projects across the information services, telecommunications and water industries in New Zealand and overseas.  Rebecca is responsible for leading all technology aspects of the business along with Watercare’s business transformation programme.

 

Steve Webster

Steve Webster, Dip CM, BE (Hons), NZCE (Civil)

Chief Infrastructure Officer​

Steve Webster is a civil engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, predominantly in the infrastructure sectors in New Zealand and Australia, delivering projects and maintenance services to government, local authority and private asset owners. He was appointed Watercare’s General Manager – Infrastructure Delivery in May 2015 and appointed Chief Infrastructure Officer in January 2018. Steve is responsible for Watercare’s delivery of infrastructure projects from servicing strategies, through planning to construction and for supporting external developer services to enable growth in Auckland.

 

Rob Fisher

Rob Fisher, ONZM, LLB, Dip TP

Acting Chief Support Services Officer

Rob Fisher is a barrister who has specialised in resource management, public law and local government law. He holds responsibility for statutory and environmental planning, resource consents and policy. As a litigator, he appeared frequently before the Environment Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. In a 40-year legal career, he has provided advice and expertise to both private and public bodies, especially in the consenting of large infrastructure projects. Rob was the 2010 Barrister of the Year in the New Zealand Law Awards and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Shayne Cunis BE CIVIL (HONS), FENGNZ, CMENGNZ

Executive Programme Director - Central Interceptor

Shayne is a chartered professional engineer and Fellow of Engineering NZ with more than 20 years’ experience in the Auckland water supply industry. He was appointed the executive programme director for the Central Interceptor in January 2018 and reports to the chief executive. Shayne has previously held senior operational management and executive roles at Watercare and has served on the board of Water New Zealand. He is an international board member of the Water Research Foundation, which is the leading not-for-profit research cooperative that advances the science of water to protect public health and the environment.


 

Mark Bourne, Dip Business and NZCE (Civil)

Chief Operations Officer

Mark is a New Zealand water industry professional with more than 30 years’ experience. He’s also worked in Australia and England in the infrastructure and gas sectors. He has held a very wide variety of roles including infrastructure planning, trade waste, and operations management since he first joined us in 1992. His most recent role was head of servicing and consents. He was appointed as chief operations officer in August 2021. Mark is responsible for the operation of our water and wastewater assets, networks and treatment facilities, along with asset integrity functions, and operations control centre.