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Chris Chesterfield

Professor, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, (water sector governance and leadership), Monash University

Professor of Practice, Water Sector Governance and Leadership, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University. Background in policy, technical and executive management roles in Australian water and environment sectors over 30 years, leading research projects at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities based at Monash University. Chair of Victorian Environmental Water Holder. Chair of Birrarung Council, past Chair of Ministerial Advisory Committees including for Yarra River Protection and Waterways of the West.


  • –present
    Director Strategic Engagement, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University


  • 1984 
    La Trobe University, BSc hons