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David Elliott

Chief innovation officer - Wessex Water

David has more than 30 years’ experience in the water industry and joined Wessex Water in 1985. David has held a number of posts over his career, including 20 years in operations.  He was appointed a director of Wessex Water read more

Jo Harrison

Environment and asset strategy director - United Utilities

Jo Harrison is the environment and asset strategy director at United Utilities, the regional water and sewerage company in the north west of England. She has more than 20 years of experience of working in the water industry and has read more

John Russell

Senior director, strategy and planning - Ofwat

John Russell joined Ofwat in July 2016 as senior director, strategy and planning. He previously worked in Shell’s group strategy and business environment teams where he was global manager for Shell’s work on city development in Indonesia, India and the read more

Emma Harris

Head of smart hub - Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Emma is head of the smart hub at Welsh Water,. She previously led the charge on pollution reduction at DCWW. With a PhD in Hydroinformatics, Emma also leads on smart wastewater networks for DCWW, these are currently being driven through read more

Dragan Savic

Chief executive officer - KWR Water Research Institute

Professor Dragan Savic FREng is the CEO of KWR Watercycle Research Institute, the Dutch drinking water companies’ collective research organisation. He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada, in 1990, and then held a number read more

Ben Earl

Water efficiency manager - Southern Water

Ben Earl is the water efficiency manager for Southern Water where he is developing future strategy, implementing new business models and delivering ambitious water efficiency targets. Ben is chair of the UK Water Label Steering group working with business, NGOs read more

Martin Jackson

Head of IS strategy and enterprise architecture - Northumbrian Water

David Butler

Head of engineering - University of Exeter

David Butler is an academic leader and research manager, and has more than 30 years’ experience as an internationally-leading researcher, teacher and consultant in the water sector. David is professor of water engineering at the University of Exeter and an read more