Management Team

Meet our Management Team


Keith Davies - Chief Executive Officer

Keith has over 40 years management experience across private and government sectors in Australia and the UK with a particular focus on project delivery and corporate leadership in the resources, energy and water industries operating at CEO level for the last decade.


As CEO, Keith was responsible for the delivery of the $2.5b Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and the Gold Coast Desalination Plant at Tugun in Queensland built during the last major drought across the Eastern seaboard.


Keith was Queensland's Co-ordinator General responsible for major infrastructure project approvals across LNG, coal mining, rail and tourism in the State.


Keith joined Sydney Desalination in August 2012 as its inaugural CEO and now heads up a team managing the company through a number of financial and technical challenges to deliver value to its shareholders whilst ensuring that the asset is always ready to play its part in securing drinking water for the c. 5.0 million residents in the greater Sydney region.



Justin De Lorenzo - Chief Financial Officer

Justin joined Sydney Desalination Plant as Chief Financial Officer in April 2015.  Prior to that Justin was the Group Chief Financial Officer Networks NSW, the owner of the electricity distribution network in New South Wales.  He was previously Executive General Manager Finance and IT for Essential Energy and also held lead finance executive roles with Country Energy and Advance Energy. 


Justin has over 33 years of professional experience including the past 17 years as a CFO in the NSW energy industry.  Prior to that Justin headed up Strategic Planning at a major energy company based in Melbourne and was a Senior Manager at KPMG in the Corporate Finance business dealing with mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and forensic accounting.  Justin’s career at KPMG included a 2 year secondment to the KPMG Toronto office.


Justin has a  Bachelor of Commerce, (University of Melbourne), is a Chartered Accountant, and a Senior Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australia.



Philip Narezzi - Chief Operating Officer

Philip is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the process and industrial industries working in the fields of operation, maintenance, engineering, technical support and project management. Multiple industry experience across infrastructure service lines including water, roads, rail, transport, Defence and electrical services.


Philip joined Sydney Desalination Plant in October 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. His experience includes detailed process design, engineering, construction, operations, maintenance, optimisation and continuous improvement, strategic planning, commercial, tendering, asset management, project management for multiple industries specialising in water, sewerage and recycling infrastructure.