Meet the latest addition to our team: Anthony Woodhouse!
Starting his career in the Water Utility Industry in 2013 at Wannon Water as an Asset Database/Condition Assessment Technical Officer and progressed from there into the Asset Condition and Performance Officer role, taking on condition assessment programs and setting inspection priorities and repair recommendations.
Tell us a bit about your background?
AW: I’ve had a wide and varied range of jobs throughout my career. From working in the local abattoir, hospitality venues, engineering CAD, land development and survey, plumbing to asset management. Any and all the experiences that I’ve had along the way have put me in the position I am now in and in good stead for the future.
Before VAPAR, Anthony worked at his local water utility and managed the sewer inspection program and renewal scheduling utilising CCTV data that is now the chair of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) WSA05 – Conduit Inspection and Reporting Code.
How did you come to join VAPAR?
AW: I have always had an interest in sharing my knowledge with other utilities and this was a perfect opportunity for me to do that. In my previous role I was responsible for managing a sewer inspection program (approx. 50km/yr), a database of 13yrs of previous inspections, proposal of maintenance and renewal actions which is everything that is within the VAPAR platform just made a whole load easier.
What are your interests outside of work?
AW: Raising 5 boys take a lot of time but we are very interested in the outdoors i.e. camping, fishing and mountain bike riding. We also have a significant vegetable garden which everyone in our family helps out with.
What inspires you in your journey??
AW: In one word, family. It is a huge priority for me as I want to help provide the best I possibly can for them, not only that but help make the places that we live better and improve their life experiences.