Niall Gleeson

Managing director - Irish Water

Niall has been Managing Director of Irish Water since August 2019. He joined the company from Shanahan Engineering where he held the role of Senior Director based in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Niall was Managing Director of Veolia Ireland, read more

Brian Sheehan

Head of asset delivery - Irish Water

Brian Sheehan is head of asset delivery and part of the senior management team at Irish Water. In his role, he has responsibility for the delivery of the water and waste water capital investment programmes. The planned programme over the read more

Feargal Ó Coigligh

Assistant secretary for water - Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government

Feargal Ó Coigligh is assistant secretary at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, heading up the water division of the department. He previously served as assistant secretary in the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, where he read more

Linda MacHugh

Director of water & drainage policy division - Department for Infrastructure

Linda is the Director of Water and Drainage Policy Division in the Department for Infrastructure. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of the policy and regulatory environment to provide a modern, high quality water and sewerage service, at read more

Tanya Hedley

Director of networks - Utility Regulator

Sean McCarthy

Head of leakage - Anglian Water

Tom Harvie-Clark

General manager: strategy and economic regulation - Scottish Water

Tom is accountable for Scottish Water’s long term strategy and developing its Business Plan for the 2021-27 regulatory period. He qualified as an accountant with KPMG before working with the Scottish Government as economist for several years and then advising read more

Laura Brien

Director of water - Commission for Regulation of Utilities

Laura Brien was appointed director of water and compliance in February 2019. Prior to that, she was director of energy markets at the CRU since 2014, where she was responsible for delivering the Integrated Single Electricity Market for energy and read more

David Lonergan

National leakage manager

David Lonergan is National Leakage Manager at Irish Water where he has led the Leakage Management team since 2018. This team is responsible for achieving Irish Waters leakage reduction targets via Capital & Operational activities. This team manages all key read more

Jodie Rettino

Catchment and biodiversity lead - Severn Trent

Jodie Rettino manages the Catchment and Biodiversity Team which is focused on preventing pollution reaching Severn Trent Water’s raw water abstractions and improving the wider water environment. She has been working at Severn Trent for 9 years and since joining read more

Michelle Minihan

Senior inspector, drinking water team - Environment Protection Agency

Michelle is the senior inspector for the drinking water team in the Environmental Protection Agency in the Republic of Ireland. After completing her PhD at the University of Limerick, Michelle joined Intel Ireland before moving to Teagasc and then the read more

Olga Grant

Assistant principal, climate adaptation policy - Department of communications, climate action & environment

Olga Grant has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and PhD in Plant Biology (ecophysiology and ecological genetics), followed by 14 years of research in public and private research institutes and Universities, in Ireland, the UK, Spain, and Portugal, predominantly read more

Paddy Brow

Head of Living With Water Programme - NI Water

Paddy leads NI Water's input to the Living With Water Programme (LWWP), which is led by the Department for Infrastructure. This programme is developing a Strategic Drainage Infrastructure Plan (SDIP) for Belfast that has the core objectives of protecting against read more

Beatrice Martin

Water treatment manager - Xylem

Beatrice Martin has been working for 12 years as the disinfection and more recently ozone oxidation Sales Manager in the UK, focusing on the needs from the water utilities. She is a UV expert and obtained an MSc Water & read more

David Smith

Global strategy officer - Stantec

As a Stantec senior vice president, David drives corporate strategy and growth initiatives using his personal experience of varying investment delivery approaches, trends, operating models and practices from across the globe. He is a proven senior executive with more than read more