Alan Sutherland

Alan Sutherland

Alan Sutherland

Company: Water Industry Commission for Scotland

Job title: Chief executive


Alan has been chief executive of the Water Industry Commission since its establishment in 2005. Before then he was the water industry commissioner, a role he took up in 1999. Over the past decade the water industry in Scotland has become much more efficient and performance standards have improved markedly. Retail competition was introduced in 2008, and this is now delivering substantial benefits for customers and the environment. Alan has extensive experience in management consultancy and in the investment banking industry. He was formerly a management consultant with Bain and Company and before that a manager with Robert Fleming and Co. More recently he was managing director of Wolverine CIS Ltd. Alan has an MBA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA (Hons) from the University of St Andrews.


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