Executive team

Our core business activities are divided into two streams – Operations and Business Services – both headed by a General Manager reporting directly to the CEO.

The CEO is appointed by the Board of Directors which has the legislative authority to perform the functions of the organisation and is ultimately responsible for legal compliance, corporate governance and risk management.


Chris Elliott MBA, GDip Bus, BE (Hons), MIE Aust, CPEng
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Elliott has almost 40 years’ experience in management and professional engineering roles in the water and construction industries in both public and private sectors. Joining Busselton Water in 2013, his depth of water industry experience and passion for business excellence have combined to provide Busselton Water with the strong strategic leadership required to underpin its ongoing success.


Diane Depiazz BCom, ADipBus
General Manager Business Services (Acting)

Diane Depiazz has more than 30 years’ experience in finance and has held senior positions in local and state government including 16 years as Finance Manager. Diane joined Busselton Water in 2012 and was instrumental in managing the organisation’s financial transition from a statutory authority to a corporation.


Peter Addison BSc (CE), MBA
General Manager Operations

Peter Addison joined Busselton Water in July 2017 bringing more than 30 years’ experience in civil engineering, business development and management. His expertise in the planning, delivery and operation of public sector infrastructure assets focussing on business planning, feasibility studies, project management and asset management is closely aligned with Busselton Water’s business priorities. As a former Australian Water Association WA branch president and committee member for 25 years, Peter has a long history and passion for sustainable water management.