Aileen Armstrong

Senior director, company performance and price controls - Ofwat

Aileen joined Ofwat in 2016 as Senior Director.  Before joining Ofwat she was head of the Competition, Markets and Regulation Team at HM Treasury, working across government to improve public and private markets through greater competition and effective regulation.  She has read more

Lila Thompson

CEO - British Water

Lila is the Chief Executive of British Water, a dynamic trade association with a varied membership of companies covering all sectors of the water and wastewater industry. This includes manufacturers and suppliers of technologies and services to multi-disciplinary contractors and read more

Tamsin Lishman

Asset director - Northumbrian Water

Tamsin Lishman is an experienced senior executive in the utilities and infrastructure sector. She is passionate about building high performing teams and leading businesses to deliver excellence in asset management and service to customers. Tamsin is currently Asset Management Director at Northumbrian Water, where she read more

Tim McMahon

Head of water asset management - Thames Water

Tim joined Thames Water in 2006 where he has worked for various roles across the business, principally in Operations and Asset Management. Currently serving as the Water Asset Strategy & Planning Director, Tim is responsible for ensuring there are short read more

Dr Lisa Gahan

Regulatory director - South West Water

Dr Lisa Gahan has more than 25 years’ experience in regulated industries including water, energy, and transport. Lisa has a background in economics, having studied for a PhD in Environmental and Energy Economics at Manchester University. Lisa was a founding read more

Hayley O’Malley

Head of asset health and performance - Severn Trent

Hayley joins us from Severn Trent Water, where she Heads up the Asset Strategy and Planning business function.  She has formed and evolved the function over the last 14 months as a continuation of previous work to grow the Companies read more

Iain McGuffog

Director of strategy & regulation - Bristol Water

Iain McGuffog has been Director of Strategy & Regulation at Bristol Water since October 2017 and has worked in the water sector since 2002. Iain is a management accountant and economist and prior to Bristol Water worked at Ofwat and read more

Athena Zitrou

Head of business analytics - Scottish Water

Athena Zitrou is the Head of Business Analytics at Scottish Water, providing strategic & thought leadership for Analytics in a transforming organisation. Athena’s belief is that, for data & analytics to deliver great value, organisations should infuse analytics into daily read more

Molly Horsley

Senior leader - Scottish Water

Molly is currently leading the elements of Scottish Water’s transformation which will see it become a purpose driven organisation that empowers customers and communities. As Scotland’s publicly owned water company, Scottish Water have committed to ensuring that all decisions will read more

Michelle Ashford

Chief operating officer - Water industry commission for Scotland

Michelle is a chartered civil engineer and a highly driven and experienced management professional, with over 30 years in the water industry. Her key areas of expertise include strategic business planning and asset planning, performance monitoring amd collaboration and stakeholder read more

Ryan Pearson

Digital business manager, Europe - Grundfos Pumps

Ryan Pearson (Mba/Hnc) is Digital Business Manager, Europe at Grundfos Pumps and has been involved in the UK water sector for 15 years. Ryan has been working at Grundfos within the water utilities digital division for the past 7 months, read more

Shaunna Berendsen

Client programme director - The Centre of Excellence

Having previously worked in commercialisation, marketing and for a leading technology consultancy, Shaunna is now head of innovation engagement at Anglian Water. Her role there is to drive and influence internal innovation culture to meet pioneering business challenges.  She is also responsible read more

James Edmondson

Strategic asset and operational information manager - Anglian Water Services

James Edmondson is the strategy manager for Anglian Water’s Asset and Operational Information Programme (AOIP). This programme has been established to help Anglian Water’s operational workforce make better, data led decisions to deliver business outcomes. James has worked for Anglian read more

Rhys Davies

Global consulting leader for asset management - Atkins

Rhys is the Global Consulting Leader for Asset Management at Atkins. He supports business units across the SNC Lavalin group in delivering value for clients and developing their Asset Management capabilities. Rhys is the Chair of ISO/TC251 leading 35 countries read more

Neil Walker

Technical director - Atkins

Neil has 20 years’ experience in water utilities, he is becoming a leading figure in developing ‘systems’ approach’s not only in operational process control, and engineering but increasingly over the last few years toward integrating technology solutions and asset management read more

David Ogden

Associate director - Atkins

David is an experienced, senior leader with a proven track record in delivering major engineering programmes, operational services and innovative transformation in the Utilities sector. A strong customer focus and extensive experience in developing business and technology strategy and driving read more

Jennifer Felton

Head of customer communications - United Utilities 

Kirill Horonshekov

Professor - Twenty65, University of Sheffield