David Hinton

CEO - South East Water

David’s career began in the field of food and water microbiology consultancy and research.  Having moved into the commercial laboratory of Mid Southern Water in 1994 he has progressed through the company and its subsequent mergers to oversee 4 Price read more

Neil Dewis

Director of water service delivery - Yorkshire Water

An Executive Director in one of the country's largest water companies and a member of the leadership team. Also an independent non - executive of Water Regs UK and a charitable organisation developing the South Pennine Park. Leader of a read more

Julie Spinks

Managing director - Water Regs UK

Julie joined Water Regs UK in December 2011 and is a founding director of WaterSafe. Previously, Julie had 18 years’ experience working in the water industry. This included 17 years with United Utilities in a variety of roles in water read more

David Riley

Head of carbon neutrality - Anglian Water

David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group read more

Mike Keil

Director of policy, research and campaigns - CCW

Mike spent the first part of his career at the Met Office, during which time he completed his PhD in modelling the stratosphere. In 2007 he joined Ofwat as its first head of climate change policy. Mike moved to Severn read more

Clair Dunn

Head of water quality - Anglian Water

Clair has a PhD in water treatment from Strathclyde University and achieved chartered scientist status through the Institute of Water in 2014. She joined Anglian Water in 1997 and carried out a number of scientific roles in both drinking water read more

Graham Mills

Professor of environmental analytical chemistry - University of Portsmouth

Graham is an analytical environmental chemist with over thirty years’ experience. He obtained his PhD (1983) from the Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton). He was a post-doctoral research fellow in clinical chemistry at Southampton General Hospital, Southampton 1985-1990. He read more

Marcus Rink

Chief inspector - Drinking Water Inspectorate

Marcus Rink is the chief inspector at the Drinking Water Inspectorate. As chief inspector he provides independent scrutiny of the water industry ensuring the safety and quality of water and public confidence through a robust regulatory framework. The role encompasses read more

Chair: Peter Jarvis

Professor of water science and technology - Cranfield Water Science Institute

Professor Jarvis has been working at Cranfield in the Cranfield Water Science Institute since May 2005. Having obtained his MSc in water and wastewater engineering (2001) and PhD in water treatment from Cranfield (2004), he worked at Anglian Water in read more

Gary Fones

Professor of environmental aquatic chemistry - University of Portsmouth

Gary joined the University of Portsmouth in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Marine Biogeochemistry and was promoted in 2013 to Reader and in 2017 to Professor of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry. Previous to this he held a number of research read more

David Ashford

Brecon Beacons mega-catchment programme manager - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Dave is a Programme Manager at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water for the Brecon Beacons Mega-Catchment. The BBMC is a new AMP7 programme to develop a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to drinking water catchment management, to proactively improve the quality of raw read more

Vanessa Speight

Professor of integrated water systems - University of Sheffield

Vanessa is an internationally recognised expert in drinking water quality with a focus on potable water distribution systems, applications of models and data analytics for decision support, public health risk, and regulatory/policy development. Her primary interests are understanding and modelling read more

Joanna Clint

Catchment projects manager - Thames Water

Charlotte Owen

Policy manager - Water UK

Jared Stewart

Technical leader – catchment management - Scottish Water

Beatrice Martin

Business development manager, head of clean water - Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd

Beatrice Martin has been working for 14 years with the water utilities in the UK. Coming from a treatment background and an MSc Water & Waste Water Engineering from Cranfield University, her experience has given her a well-rounded outlook on how read more

Stephen Robjohns

Principal toxicologist - UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA)

Joby Boxall

Professor of water infrastructure engineering - University of Sheffield

Professor Joby Boxall is Chair of Water Infrastructure Engineering and Head of the Department. He trained as a civil engineer, completing his undergraduate degree and his PhD in mixing and transport of pollutants in natural river channels, in the Department. read more

Karen Gibbs

Senior policy manager - CCW

Christine Murray

Technical leader - water strategy - Scottish Water

Stephanie Cawley

Head of water treatment - Severn Trent

Adam Taylor

PhD research student - University of Portsmouth

Mark Kerwick

Water quality and public health policy manager - Southern Water

Claire Pollard

Water quality strategy and assurance manager - Thames Water