Heidi Mottram

Chief executive - Northumbrian Water

H Mottram (CEO) joined the Board in 2010, when she was appointed as CEO of NWL and NWGL. Ms Mottram is a Non-Executive Director of Eurostar International Limited, Vice-Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, a member of the CBI read more

Harry Armstrong

Director regulatory policy - Ofwat (VIRTUAL)

Harry Armstrong is the Director for Regulatory Policy at Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water sector in England and Wales. He manages a wide portfolio of work including Ofwat’s Innovation fund, customer policy and asset resilience. Prior to joining 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

Angela MacOscar

Head of innovation - Northumbrian Water

Dr Angela MacOscar is Head of Innovation at Northumbrian Water.  She has a passion for innovation and helps businesses embed an innovation culture within the workforce, creates processes and strategies that will result in purpose driven and tangible innovation output.  read more

Tony Harrington

Director of environment - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Tony has developed his expertise and interest in environmental matters through leading a number of multi-disciplinary teams in support of a variety of projects in the oil and gas exploration; civil engineering; water services industries; and from within Government.  He read more

Ed Barnes

Interim head of demand management - Affinity Water (VIRTUAL)

Ed has more than 20 years experience working in regulators, European policy, utilities and consulting.  Ed’s latest challenge as the Head of Demand Management and Innovation at Affinity Water is to deliver an industry leading 12.5% reduction in per capita read more

Shaunna Berendsen

Client programme director - The UK Water Innovation Centre of Excellence

Shaunna is the client programme director for the establishment of the UK Water Innovation centre of excellence. She has previously worked in commercialisation, marketing and IP and Shaunna's latest position was to lead the innovation engagement team at Anglian Water. read more

Kieran Brocklebank

Head of innovation - United Utilities

Kieran’s goal is to help businesses improve their performance especially around innovation and their sustainability / corporate responsibility. He has helped companies in sectors such as defence, retail and social care. Right now, he is helping United Utilities to co-ordinate read more

Jos Boere

Deputy CEO - KWR Water Research Institute (VIRTUAL)

Jos Boere is Deputy CEO of KWH, the holding company of KWR Water Research Institute and of Allied Waters (60%). Jos is also the director of Allied Waters B.V. (www.alliedwaters.com), which focuses on implementing game-changing innovations in the urban water read more

Andrew Tucker

Water demand reduction manager - Thames Water

Andrew is the Demand Reduction Strategy Manager at Thames Water and is responsible for strategic direction of water savings through metering, water efficiency and customer engagement.  He was previously Thames Water’s head of water efficiency.  Key responsibilities include delivering the read more

Nick Mills

Head of pollution & flooding resilience - Southern Water

Dr Nick Mills is the Head of Pollution & Flooding Resilience at Southern Water. He and his team are designing, optimising and delivering pollution and flooding reduction programmes across the business, to protect customers and the environment, all within the read more

Piers Clark

Chairman - Isle Group

Piers Clark is the founder and chairman of Isle Utilities. Piers was previously the Managing Director for the private equity fund Global Water Development Partners (GWDP), a Blackstone portfolio company. From 2010-14 he was the Commercial Director at Thames Water, read more

Tony Conway

Director - Conway Strategic Water Consulting

Tony is a former Executive Director of United Utilities and has led Asset Management, Operations and Engineering functions, as well as business transformation programmes. As Strategic Asset Planning and Engineering Director he led the creation of the company's systems thinking read more

Joby Boxall

Professor of water infrastructure engineering - University of Sheffield

Joby Boxall is Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Sheffield, and Head of Department of Civil and Structural Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and Environmentalist and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. read more

Ben Ward

Head of asset performance and innovation - South West Water

Chartered civil engineer and water industry professional. After a background in asset management consultancy and related academic research fields, Ben moved to work directly for SWW to help deliver their PR19 business plan.  He has a proven background in technology read more

Michelle Davies

Head of strategy - Bristol Water

Michelle is Head of Strategy at Bristol Water and has over 15 years of experience in the water industry. She is responsible for the strategic direction of Bristol Water, which includes delivery of the industry’s first social contract aimed at read more

Paul Lavender

Director for Water Utilities (UK) - Royal HaskoningDHV

Paul is responsible for Royal HaskoningDHV’s strategic business plan for the development and delivery of the portfolio of products and services for the UK Water Utilities. This includes new consultancy services, innovative products and technologies and cutting-edge digital solutions and read more

Lisa Brand

CTO & Co-founder - LG Sonic

Lisa Brand is a microbiologist with 14 years of experience in the field of water quality. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Leiden University and a diploma in Radiation Hygiene from Delft University of Technology. She’s been the read more

Rudy Dijkstra

CEO - Acquaint

Rudy Dijkstra is general manager and founder of HDM Pipelines in 2011 and Acquaint in 2014. He obtained his bachelor degree in Leeuwarden in the field of mechanical engineering, followed with a business degree retrieved at Nyenrode Business University in read more

Peter Coombs

EMEA innovation manager - Innovyze

Peter  is a Chartered Water and Environment Manager with 44 years of experience, he started his career in the water sector as a Civil/Resident Engineer covering all aspects of storm & foul water drainage. He designed, modelled and delivered a read more

Sally Watson

Technical excellence and digital lead - Mott MacDonald

Sally has a strategic role in Mott MacDonald leading on Technical Excellence, Innovation and Digital for our 750 strong UK water, environment and social business. Prior to this she was the Global Leader for the Water Resources Practice. She has a read more

John de Geest

Account Manager - Royal Eijkelkamp

John de Geest is Account Manager at Royal Eijkelkamp and responsible for Project Development in Europe. John has over twenty years of experience within the Royal Eijkelkamp company. He did his Bachelor for Business administration and Marketing at European University read more

Jacqueline de Jong

Customer innovation manager - Vitens (VIRTUAL)

Jacqueline de Jong is the customer innovation manager at Vitens. Vitens is the largest drinking water company in The Netherlands and delivers top quality drinking water to 5.6 million people and companies. Jacqueline is responsible for strategic direction in the read more

Peter Jarvis

Professor of water science and technology - Cranfield University

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 industrial research read more

Mark England

VP innovation and technology - Xylem Inc

Mark holds a master’s degree and PhD in physics from Cambridge University (UK).  He spent his early career working as an academic on areas including electron beam lithography, Monte Carlo modelling and millimeter-wave IC’s, before switching to the private sector read more