Dr. Cedric Robillot is Managing Director for HeadStart Development Pty Ltd, providing strategic advisory and program management services in a range of sectors. He was until 2012 Executive Manager for Seqwater (Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority) in charge of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Scheme and Gold Coast Desalination Plant ($3.5 billion asset portfolio).
Prior to joining the water industry, Cedric worked for 10 years in the biomedical field, co-founding the biotechnology company Cleveland Biosensors where he provided technology leadership in the development of proprietary diagnostic platforms and conducted business development activities in a range of countries across Europe and in the USA. He holds a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, an Engineering Degree from the Paris School of Physics and Chemistry (ESPCI) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kathleen Jones is seconded to eReefs by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and provides support to the Project Director on a part-time basis. She joined the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in 2013 as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Prior to joining the Foundation Kathleen had an extensive career as a court reporter, before moving into a role as a television captioner. This afforded her the opportunity to work widely throughout Australia and for a period in London.
Kathleen most recently worked for the state government implementing the Australian Business Excellence Framework and providing machine shorthand training.