Business School

Sue Murphy


Sue Murphy

BE (Hons) (UWA), FIE Aust, CPEng, GAICD

Sue Murphy is the CEO of the Water Corporation of Western Australia. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Project Management at the UWA Business School.

After winning a Clough Scholarship as an undergraduate, she joined Clough Engineering in 1980 commencing what would be a 25 year career in that organisation.

Twelve years in the field led to corporate roles with a focus on human resources, safety and engineering design management and her appointment in 1998 as the first woman on the board of the Clough Engineering Ltd.

In 2004 Sue joined the Water Corporation of Western Australia with responsibility for delivery of capital projects and long and short term planning. In 2008, Sue was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Water Corporation.

In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Sue was listed in the top 100 most influential engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.

Sue was elected to join the Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) in November 2009, and is currently the Chairman of the Water Services Association of Australia.  Sue is also Chairman of the Navy Clearance Diver Trust and a member of the The University of Western Australia's Senate.