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Speakers

Claire Sharp

Customer director - Northumbrian Water

Colin Murtagh

Energy programme manager - NI Water

Dave Foster

Director of regulatory and natural resources policy - Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

Dave is Director of Regulatory and Natural Resources Policy with responsibility for policy and legislation in relation to environmental regulation, natural resources (including air, water and biodiversity) and agri-environment. Dave was previously Director of Environmental Protection with the Northern Ireland read more

Graham Smith

Head of water - The Consumer Council

Ivor Whittle

Process optimisation manager - Wessex Water

Ivor is a Process Optimisation Manager at Wessex Water and he will have been worked at Wessex for 21 years this coming summer. Since Ivor has been working at Wessex he has held a variety of roles starting off in read more

Jenny Pyper

Chief executive - Utility Regulator

Jenny Pyper joined the Utility Regulator as Chief executive on 1 November 2013. Jenny is a BSc Honours graduate of Queen’s University, Belfast who joined the NI Civil Service in 1985.  She was appointed to the senior civil service in read more

John Smith

Regulatory economist and policy advisor

John is an experienced economist who has worked in government and in the privatised water and rail sectors, where he spent 12 years, first as director of regulation with Anglian Water and then at Railtrack. As a member of the read more

Kelly Hewson-Fisher

Catchment manager - Anglian Water

Ken Hutchison

Managing director - Scottish Water International

Ken Hutchison is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked in the water industry for 31+years and has been instrumental in leading significant changes in Scottish Water and all its predecessor authorities. He has operated at a senior level since 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