Speakers

Andy Clark

Head of procurement & contract management - Yorkshire Water

Andy Clark is the head of procurement and contract management at Yorkshire Water, one of the top ten water and sewerage companies in the UK. He is responsible for the procurement and contract management of a diverse range of goods read more

David Smith

Asset management director - Bristol Water

David joined Bristol Water as Asset management director in July following senior roles at Southern Water, Mott MacDonald and Severn Trent Water. He has extensive experience in the water industry in asset management, engineering and operations.

Jo Harrison

Director of asset management - United Utilities

Jo Harrison is the director of asset management at United Utilities, the regional water and sewerage company in the north west of England. She has more than 20 years of experience of working in the water industry and has worked read more

Joby Boxall

Professor of water infrastructure engineering - University of Sheffield

Joby Boxall joined the University of Sheffield academic staff in 2002. Prof. Boxall´s research interests are concerned with understanding and modelling hydraulic, water quality and infrastructure performance throughout the natural and urban environment. His research interests are multi-disciplinary and have read more

John Bentley

Head of strategic investment - Severn Trent Water

John has almost 30 years in the water industry at Severn Trent Water. John has worked in various roles managing projects of all sizes and complexity. Since 2007 John has been responsible for strategic direction of the engineering teams, business read more

John Bridgeman

Pro-vice-chancellor (research & knowledge transfer) - University of Bradford

John Bridgeman joined the University as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer in October 2017.  John studied Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham and completed an MSc and PhD in Water Science and Engineering at Cranfield University.  He read more

Jon Ashley

Director of customer engagement and outcomes - Ofwat

Jon Ashley is Ofwat’s associate director for outcomes and customer engagement.  Jon is leading Ofwat’s policy development on outcomes and customer engagement for the next price review, PR19.  As part of this work Jon has developed Ofwat’s approach to asset read more

Mark Hinton

Business optimisation director - Servelec

Mark Hinton is a director at Servelec Technologies, a leading provider of end-to-end data collection, control and optimisation solutions to the UK water industry. Mark is responsible for the business optimisation team providing specialist water sector software solutions to clients read more

Matt Wheeldon

Director of asset strategy and compliance - Wessex Water

Matt Wheeldon is a Chartered Civil Engineer with nearly 20 years' experience in the water industry. He has worked in engineering roles in both water supply and wastewater networks in the UK and overseas. He joined Wessex Water in 1999 read more

Michael Overy

BIM / information manager - Northumbrian Water

Michael has over 36 years of experience of working in the manufacturing and water industries. He is a Chartered mechanical engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE. His career began within the Shipbuilding Industry. He then moved into the design read more

Caroline Field

Principal - MMI Engineering

Caroline Field is a principal with more than 20 years’ experience in engineering consultancy for the built environment. Caroline currently leads MMI’s resilience practice area; helping clients realise the full benefits of a comprehensive approach to resilience for their businesses read more

Nick Phillips

Business strategy lead - Northern Gas Networks

Nick has played a leading role in developing NGN’s Asset management capability in recent years. Nick has been working to get colleagues with a wide range of skills involved in making risk based decisions, that deliver business and customer expectations. This work read more

Nicola Walsh

Business transformation lead assets & assurance - Northumbrian Water

Nicola is a Chartered civil engineer and Chartered environmental manager who has worked in the water industry for the last 25 years. She started her career delivering research projects, investigating processes to be used for sludge management, nitrification and small read more

Richard Price

Strategic projects director - Bristol Water

Richard now consults for Bristol Water as strategic projects director. Formerly, Richard joined Southern Water as a graduate engineer in 1994 and acted as their director of engineering & construction, responsible for delivering over £1.5M of construction every day across read more

Caroline Howarth

Maintenance decision support manager - United Utilities

Caroline has sixteen years’ experience working for United Utilities in the field of asset management and has embedded a raft of asset management solutions during that time. As a subject matter expert within the company, Caroline has been successful in read more

Richard Thompson

Environment and business manager (water company price review) - Environment Agency

Richard has worked for the Environment Agency for 18 years, primarily in the field of environmental planning. He currently leads the Environment Agency’s input to PR19, ensuring that water companies take action to enhance the environment and further improve our read more

Tony Smith

Chief executive officer - Consumer Council for Water

Tony joined the Consumer Council for Water in December 2005 as Chief executive. Since it was set up, CCWater has tried to encourage water companies, their regulators and government to make sure that the industry and the way it is read more

Olivier Vairon

Head of integrated supply chain - Anglian Water

Olivier joined Anglian Water in November 2017 after working for 20 years as an asset, supply chain & operations management consultant in the natural resources and utilities sectors. One of his ambitions is to align supply chain with asset lifecycle read more