Dr Dharma Dharmabalan has been associated with water industry for more than 40 years, having educated in Sri Lanka, United States of America, The Netherlands and Australia with broad experience across a range of disciplines with specific leadership expertise in integrated business planning, capital planning and enterprise based program management.
Dharma recently moved to the state of Tasmania as the General Manager Works Delivery, after working for three regional water corporations in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia since 1989. Currently manages the deliveryof $330 Million dollars' worth of assets for TasWater in improving the standards of drinking water and wastewater services to the Tasmanian community over the next 3 Years.
Dharma has travelled all over the world and aware of the current issues and challenges faced with Water Cycle Management. His interest is to develop affordable "fit for purpose "solutions to deliver safe drinking water and sanitation services to the needy communities around the world. He is considered as an advisory specialist with sound leadership experience in both government and private sector enterprises.
Dharma is also the Director, Water Quality Research Australia Ltd., Past Director, National Centre of Excellence in Desalination, Adjunct Professor, The Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Auditor and Skill ExaminerWater Quality Management Systems for Exemplar Global.
Dharma is energetic with passion and drive with superior influencing skills. He has a natural leadership skill, confident, clear and open communicator. Possess high integrity, self-motivation and 'can do' problem solving style.