Tom Mollenkopf is passionate about the central role that water and sanitation play in the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of our societies. He is also a firm believer in the power of constructive engagement and evidence-based decision making as the foundation of sound policy. Tom is Chairperson and President of the International Water Association; an independent advisor on policy, strategy and governance; and a Senior Associate with the Aither consultancy. Tom's professional background is in law, first in private legal practice, then as corporate counsel - including Head of Legal at Australian Airlines (until its merger with Qantas) - before undertaking a series of executive and CEO roles in the water and environment sector. He was CEO of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust until 2021 and between 2007 and 2013 was CEO of the Australian Water Association. He is a Non-Executive Director on several Boards and is a member of the Victorian Sustainability Fund Committee and the Australian Water Partnership Expert Review Panel.