Speakers

Andrew Walker

Catchment manager - Yorkshire Water

Andrew Walker is currently catchment manager at Yorkshire Water where he has been for 20 years, holding a variety of water conservation, catchment and pollution prevention roles. He has a master’s degree in public health engineering from University of Leeds read more

Eamon Gallen

Managing director - Irish Water

Eamon Gallen was appointed A/Managing Director of Irish Water on 1st October 2018, having previously held the positions of General Manager and Head of Customer Operations in Irish Water. Eamon joined Ervia in 2004 and prior to taking on roles 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

Geoff O’Sullivan

Member of major projects team - Ervia

Geoff is a chartered engineer and fellow of both Engineers Ireland and the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. He has worked for Ervia / Irish Water since 2014 and is a programme delivery manager in Major Projects, the Ervia business unit read more

John Hynes

Capital programmes manager - Irish Water

John is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and has over 14 years’ experience in water utility, consulting engineering and contractor practices. He joined Irish Water in 2014 and is currently engaged as the Capital Programmes Manager within Asset Delivery, with read more

John Rae

General manager - operations - Scottish Water

John is Water Operations General Manager at Scottish Water and a Board Member of Scottish Water Solutions.  He is a Non Executive Director of the Water Regulations Advisory Service Ltd and was a former Non Executive Director of the United 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

Lewis O’Brien

Technical director - Eliquo Hydrok

Having graduated in Sports Engineering from The University of Bath and initially working in Formula 1, Lewis soon discovered that wastewater brought greater excitement!  Since joining Hydrok UK as a draftsman over 16 years ago he has progressed to become Technical Director read more