Speakers

Aaron Burton

Director of policy and innovation - Waterwise

Aaron is an internationally recognised expert in water efficiency and sustainable water management. He has worked in the UK and Australia across NGO, consulting, industry, academic, regulatory and government roles. This has included projects joining up water and energy efficiency, read more

Ben Newby

Chief customer officer - Bristol Water

Ben is the customer services and IT director and a member of the executive team at Bristol Water. Ben has worked for Bristol Water for the past 5 years and before being appointed to his current position in 2015 was read more

Dan Green

Head of sustainability and innovation - Wessex Water

James Chong - University of York

Dr James Chong

Royal society industry fellow/Senior lecturer, Department of Biology - University of York

Eddie Wrigley

Innovation Facilitator - Northumbrian Water

Eddie is an experienced workshop facilitator and has designed and delivered sessions for groups from 5 - 100+. He keeps up to date on latest thinking and good practice from across the innovation field and translates it into business strategy read more

Emma Marshall

Programme manager, United Utilities Innovation Lab - L Marks

Gerard Harkin

Innovation manager - Southern Water

Gerard has worked with organisations of all sizes to manage innovation programs, build new propositions, enhance business models, and deliver real revenue growth. He has broad experience across a dozen industries. He has twenty-five years' experience in innovation in both consulting and industry roles, read more

Iliana Portugues

Head of innovation, Electricity Transmission Owner - National Grid

Iliana is the head of innovation for National Grid Electricity Transmission Owner, responsible for the delivery of innovation across National Grid. Iliana joined National Grid in 2014 as a condition monitoring specialist before moving into the innovation team in 2015. Previously, read more
Jacob Tompkins - speaking at WWT Water Industry Innovation conference

Jacob Tompkins

Chief technical officer - The Water Retail Company

Jacob Tompkins is the co-founder and CTO of The Water Retail Company an independent new entrant retailer in the water market. Jacob trained as a civil engineer with degrees from UCL and Imperial. He worked as an academic researcher, the water lead read more

Jeremy Heath

Innovation manager - Sutton and East Surrey Water

Jeremy Heath is the innovation manager for Sutton and East Surrey Water, located just south of London. With a background in mechanical engineering and a qualification in software application development, part of his responsibility includes the introduction and implementation of read more
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