The Rowater leadership team

Chee Fong

Managing Director

B.Eng. (Mechanical) (Adelaide University), MBA (Adelaide University)

Chee has more than forty years' experience in research, mechanical and manufacturing engineering and acquired Rowater Australia in 2004.

Previous to this Chee held the roles of Director and General Manager with ROH Light Metals, a division of the Arrowcrest Group.

David Entwistle

General Manager

David joined the Rowater team in 2011 as Operations Manager and was appointed General Manager in 2015.

Previous to this David held senior management roles such as Operations Manager and Manufacturing Director, totaling 23 years in the manufacturing sector.

Anthony Ho

Engineering Manager

B.Eng (Chemical), CPEng MiEAust

Anthony joined the Rowater team in late 2019 having come from Global Water and Santos.

He has over 24 years as a senior Process Engineer and Engineering Manager in the water and waste water sector.

James Cameron

Service Operations Manager

James joined the Rowater team in 2016 as a Senior Field Technician.

He has an extensive technical background as a qualified toolmaker, along with  electrical knowledge and experience.

In 2018 James became the manager of Waterforce, where he oversees our service contracts.

Shaun Fry

Business Development Manager


Shaun joined the Rowater team in early 2021, bringing with him extensive experience in the water treatment industry. 

Shaun has ten years’ experience in account management, supporting some of Australia’s largest steelmaking and mining companies in the areas of process improvement, asset protection and improving total cost of operation.

Emma Watkins

Operations Team Leader

Cert IV in Frontline Business Management

Emma joined the Rowater team in 2014 as the Customer Service Officer and now manages the High Purity, Waterforce & Project divisions administrational requirements. Emma strives for complete customer satisfaction, leading her team with high expectations and proven results.

The Rowater life story

The Rowater process

Rowater are with you for the whole design, construction and installation journey

Once we establish what your requirements are, we'll keep you fully-apprised every step of the way.

Rowater codes of practice


To ensure all employees, customers and public are safe from injury

  • Ensuring the physical safety of ourselves, yourself and your employees
  • Providing tools and equipment fit for purpose


To ensure all activities consider the environmental impacts

  • Ensure we exceed environmental impact expectations
  • Design equipment and service equipment to ensure regulations are met


The ability to provide consistency, dependability, doing it “right first time” and keeping our promise

  • Perform the service in the designated time
  • Ensure the accuracy of billing and the booking of hours


Responding to your requirements quickly

  • Calling you back in the responsive time you require
  • Giving prompt service


We possess the necessary skills and knowledge to perform the services you require

  • Knowledge and skill of the contract personnel
  • Knowledge and skill of the operational support personnel
  • Research capability of the organisation


Being easily approachable and provide ease of contact

  • Easily accessible by phone or email
  • Waiting time to receive service is not excessive
  • Convenient hours of operation and convenient location of the service facility


Being polite, respectful, considerate and friendly in all contact with you

  • Consideration for the client’s property as if it were our own
  • Clean and neat appearance of personnel


Keeping you informed in a language you understand and listening to you

  • Explaining the service to be provided and how long it will take
  • Explaining the trade-offs between service and cost
  • Assuring the client that a problem will be handled


Trustworthiness, competency and honesty... we always have your best interests at heart

  • We will strive to maintain our good company name and reputation
  • Personal characteristics of the contact personnel
  • We will not pressure you in order to sell goods and services


We make every possible effort to understand your needs

  • We take the time to learn your specific requirements
  • We provide individual attention
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Rowater accreditation

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ISO45001 Certification
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ISO9001 Certification
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ISO14001 Certification
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HACCP Certification