Lee Pitcher

Lee Pitcher

Company: Yorkshire Water

Job title: Head of partnerships


Lee Pitcher is Yorkshire Water’s Head of Partnerships and General Manager of Hull and East Riding’s transformational partnership ‘Living with Water’ where the vision is to turn Hull into an exemplar resilient City in Yorkshire. 

This partnership has already seen global success with Hull being the only European City and one of five Worldwide to win a Rockefeller Foundation bid to pioneer the City Water Resilience Framework with partners including the World Bank, ARUP and Stockholm Water Institute. This partnerships has won the accolade of best UK Collaborator at the BQF awards 2019 and is set to deliver over £23 million investment in flood resilience for the next 5 years. 

With almost 20 years in the Utility Industry, Lee has held roles in Customer Service, Asset and Operational Management. He has led organisational design and successfully created and delivered strategy. 

A former Guinness Book of World Record holder and fluent Russian speaker, Lee recently presented at the World Water Congress in Tokyo.  

Lee will also be taking on Chair of Absolutely Cultured in September 2021. 


English bathing debate: Fad or future? 3:00 pm

Collaborating to respond to growing trends and public opinion to improve the health of UK rivers and its surrounding environment for people and wildlife. How has the strategic partnership helped overcome and combat growing concerns over the cleanliness of rivers? What key steps are you taking to improve the quality of water in rivers?Read more

day: 25 January 2022
stream: Treatment