Prof Kasan has been General Manager of Scientific Services at Rand Water for the past 11 years. He has played and currently plays a leading role in many local and international water sector. Some examples include: having served on the Council of WISA; been a board member of Umgeni Water; been a board member and chairperson of the Water Research Commission; board member and chairperson of Water South Africa. Some of his current leadership roles include: Chairperson of the South African Committee of International Water Association; South African representa¬tive on the governing board of the International Water Association, member of the IWA Utilities Forum committee, Vice-President of International Water Association and being an extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria. Prof Kasan’s educational and training background include a PhD in Science, Graduate Diploma in Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Company Direction, management and executive development programmes, many leadership programmes and he is a certified coach through the International Society of Neuro-semantics.