Who are we?
The Smart WaterMark team are passionate about water conservation and come from a variety of backgrounds.
Julian Gray, CEO
Julian combines an educational background in international communications and environmental science with 20 years’ experience in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. He has been involved in with a series of national, regional and international environmental projects in Australia and Europe. Julian is an active member of a number of professional organisations including the International Water Association, Chartered Institute of Marketing and Public Relations Institute of Australia.
Cally Sheehan, Program Manager
Cally holds a Business degree in Public Relations. Over the last eight years she has traveled extensively, gaining experience in environmental communication and marketing. She has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across Australia and in Europe. Cally is passionate about environmental communication and has volunteered her expertise to a many environmental campaigns.
Laura Jaquest, Administration
Laura provides administration support to the Smart WaterMark team. This includes processing of invoices and providing support for the Expert Panel meetings.
David Yates, Finance Administrator
The Financial Administrator is a part-time position and is responsible for the day to day accounting function at WSAA and Smart WaterMark. David prepares monthly profit and loss reports, analysis and annual financial reports to trial balance, processes accounts payable and accounts receivable and processes payroll and superannuation.
Landscape designer and environmental scientist Josh Byrne, well-known presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and a dedicated supporter of sustainable and waterwise gardening.
Horticulturalist, TV presenter and all-round great guy, Joel fronts the Every Bucket Counts campaign - showing us the link between water savings and energy savings.
Whizzy the Water Drop, Educational Ambassador
Whizzy has long been an avid campaigner for water saving across Australia and we're pleased he's lent his support to the scheme, helping educate little and big kids alike through community engagement and involvement.
Current: Mariana Guimaraes
Berill is an environmental science student from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. She is currently studying at the University of Sydney and working with Smart WaterMark on an internship.
Previous International Interns:
Ashley is a student from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She is studied in Sydney and worked with Smart WaterMark as part of the University of Sydney's Study Abroad Program.
Erika is a student from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Erika worked on a HAL funded project researching the horticulture industry. Read more about Erika's experience here
Sam was a student from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Sam's work included a project researching the regulatory framework for grey water systems across Australia.
Brad was a student from The University of Maryland, College Park. Brad undertook an industry survey for Smart WaterMark.
Independent Technical Expert Panel