Eric Gernath is chief executive officer of SUEZ North America. Eric has significant leadership experience in the water, waste and utilities sectors worldwide. Since joining the SUEZ group in 1991, Eric has managed and transformed businesses across five international markets. Most recently, Eric led SUEZ’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Under his leadership, the business invested significantly in strategic acquisitions and infrastructure and grew significantly to employ 2,600 employees nationally with revenues more than tripling to $AUD1.5 billion. Eric also served as Chairman of the Board of SITA-ResourceCo, a leading manufacturer of alternative fuels. Eric returns to SUEZ in North America, having previously worked in the business as executive vice president of commercial development. Previously, Eric held positions in France, China, Taiwan and the USA. In 2004, Eric became CEO of Teris, LLC, an American waste treatment company. He also spent five years in senior roles at Nalco/Ondeo, a water treatment company in the USA, and five years in China as general manager of Degrémont. Eric is a member of the SUEZ Global Executive Management Committee and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.