SkyJuice™ Foundation is led by a core leadership team and managed by elected members responsible for ensuring that the Foundation adheres to the rules and objectives set out in the Articles of Association. The Foundation has an Advisory Panel that offers guidance and strategic advice from a voluntary panel of experienced professionals. Our members’ diverse range of skills and expertise ensure that the Foundation is fiscally and socially responsible whilst staying true to the goal of providing safe water for every child.

Founder and CEO

Rhett Butler, AM

Rhett is the founder and CEO of the SkyJuice Foundation. He is a professional mechanical engineer, an active social entrepreneur, and a public speaker on water issues. Rhett has over 30 years of senior management and strategy experience in the global water industry and significant exposure in manufacturing, small business and industrial development. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. He has master’s degree qualifications in Engineering, Business Administration and Science. He has mentored groups on entrepreneurship, business development and small business start-ups.

Rhett is a leading authority on membrane filtration technologies and a passionate advocate for the urgent social empowerment of women through enterprise creation. He promotes “disruptive” affordable technical solutions to meet the various SDG goals, including the challenges for water and sanitation. He has been a pioneer and recognised innovator in cost-low water solutions for developing countries since 1996.

You can find out more about Rhett via his LinkedIn Profile.

Strategic Advisors

Dr David Garman

David is a leading figure in global water research and innovation. David was the President of the International Water Association (IWA) for two terms from 2000 until 2012. Recently, he was the Associate Vice Chancellor of Water Technology Research and Development and was the Founding Dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences (SFS) at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

His research and interests cover all aspects of new technology and water resource management, from research and planning to large-scale operations, with a strong emphasis on commercial operations and corporate governance. The opportunity for technology and innovation to dramatically impact lives has been a passion of David, and his career path is a testament to this ethos.

David Langworthy OAM

David is a passionate advocate of global safe water solutions and has an extensive background in the NGO and business sector. He has been an active Rotarian for over 30 years, has multiple Paul Harris Fellow awards and was a past President of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills. He is chairman of the BEVMARK business group with extensive activities in retail, wholesaling and distribution. (Australian Retailer of the Year 2009-10).

David has extensive strategic experience with disaster response planning and collaborative community outcomes in Australia and overseas. He was the founding chairman of DisasterAid Australia and DisasterAid International and the former Chairman of ShelterBox Australia. He has co-ordinated and delivered multiple ROTARY global grants for safe water waters in Colombia, the Philippines, India and Bhutan. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is well known and regarded for delivering real “ partnered” outcomes across multiple community organisations.

Anna Itkonen

Anna is the principal of ITKN Management, an “impact creation” company for the not-for-profit sector. She has over 15 years of experience in communications and public relations. She focuses on partnership management, community engagement and branding through organisational communications and digital platforms. Anna has over ten years of writing under her belt and writes regularly for corporate clients and publications.

She has sat on boards and advisory committees for environmental, tourism and art organisations in Australia and Europe and brings her international experience and expertise to SkyJuice Foundation.

Her present strategic role is to bring “on board” the individual stories & experiences of our partners, users and associates. A key objective is distributing shared experiences and learning to the broader safe water community.