Graham Hawke joins the Bureau

Graham Hawke, the Bureau's new Deputy Director, Climate and Water

'I’m delighted to join the Bureau.'

Graham Hawke joined the Bureau of Meteorology in April as Deputy Director, Climate and Water.

Before joining the Bureau, Graham was at Southern Rural Water for 14 years, most recently as General Manager Strategic and Technical. He has also worked with the private sector and local government.

While at Southern Rural Water, Graham was responsible for strategic projects, emergency management, technical services, planning and major capital works for assets worth $1.2 billion. Graham served over three years on the Ministerial Consultative Committee to the Western (Victoria) Region Sustainable Water Strategy.

'I’m delighted to join the Bureau. I cannot think of a more worthy endeavour than sharing well informed insights with the Australian community about our changing climate and its impact on water and the environment,' said Graham

'I am most familiar with the effect floods have on the community having met with the Newry (southeast Victoria) community in their muddy houses during the record floods in June 2007. The experience of this flood is etched on my memory'.

Graham has held senior management roles at three urban councils, and was a non-voting Board participant on the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Catchment Hydrology until 2005. He was also involved in the early years of the eWater CRC.