Michael Froom

Job Title: British Water UK forum chair

Company: British Water

Mike has worked in the Construction Industry for over 30 years, and specifically in the Water Industry for the past 22 years. He started his career in 1984 working on major civil engineering schemes including heavy industrial projects; water projects; major roads & structures and commercial developments. Since 1994 he has been dedicated to the water industry… Read more.

Lee Horrocks

Job Title: Operating group director

Company: Mouchel

Lee is long serving non-executive director of British Water, he is a water & wastewater treatment professional with over 3O years in the industry across construction, design and business leadership. Having held director level roles at a number of industry leading organisations such as Trafalgar House, Morgan Sindall, Ovivo and Laing O’Rourke he is currently… Read more.

Tim Yearsley

Tim is a chartered chemical engineer with over 13 years experience in the water industry in a range of engineering and management roles, complemented by operational and asset management expertise. He has worked extensively with the supply chain at framework and project level, with a keen interest in value add innovation. Tim played a key… Read more.

Andrew Cowell

Job Title: Chair

Company: BIM4Water

Andrew Cowell is a Director for MWH Treatment, a Chartered Civil Engineer with 35 years experience in the water and environmental sector. Andrew is currently on secondment to the Thames Water eight2O AMP6 Alliance as BIM Strategy and implementation lead. Andrew is a Champion of BIM as an approach that can drive efficiency into the… Read more.

Bill Thicknes

Job Title: Operations director

Company: London and South J Murphy & Sons Limited

Bill is responsible for Murphy’s Water and Wastewater business which delivers a variety of services to clients; including Thames Water, Irish Water, United Utilities and others, focusing on the delivery of both infrastructure and non- infrastructure. Previously, Bill has worked for Northumbrian Water, Affinity Water and Folkestone and Dover Water on development of their regulatory asset… Read more.

David Black

Job Title: Senior director, Water 2020

Company: Ofwat

David is a senior director at Ofwat, the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. He is leading the Water 2020 programme covering wholesale markets and design of PR 19. He was a member of the 2014 price review delivery board and led the finance and modelling workstreams for this price review…. Read more.

Dr Mark Fletcher

Job Title: Director and global water leader

Company: ARUP

Mark is responsible for all water and flood risk related business activity across Arup and has advised at a regional, national and trans-national level. He has delivered key note speeches at Stockholm World Water Week, International Water Week in Amsterdam and at WATEC in Israel. He was appointed by the RAEng as Visiting professor in Engineering… Read more.

Mark Hanrahan

Job Title: Group business development director

Company: North Midland Construction PLC

Mark has over 18 years’ experience in the water sector, and prior to this 10 years in advance manufacturing in the rail sector. Experience in modular factory build gained both nationally and internationally through Technology Transfer programmes. He has been responsible for the introduction of EFQM and lean manufacturing models into construction based companies. In… Read more.

Martyn Hopkinson

Job Title: Operations director

Company: Future Water Association

After more than 30 years in the water and wastewater industries Martyn Hopkinson is now an independent consultant working with a number of companies across the water sector, specialising in procurement, operational planning and business development. His experience ranges from site management to senior management and board roles with contracting companies and he has played… Read more.

Tim Bullen

Job Title: Contracts director process & water engineering

Company: Trant Engineering

Tim is currently Process & Water Engineering Director for Trant Engineering Ltd. He has in excess of 25 years experience in various engineering sectors but predominantly within both Clean and Waste water. Responsible for all Process and Water operations and a number of Frameworks ranging from Capital Delivery to Operational Technology servicing many of the… Read more.

Paul Hilton

Job Title: Framework manager

Company: Mott MacDonald

Working for one of the world’s leading infrastructure based consultancies; Paul Hilton is Mott MacDonald’s technical director for Project Management. In the past 18 months Paul has been heading up and developing their project management team creating a strong and capable resource base that challenged the way in which projects are delivered and provide value to… Read more.

Stephen Wright

Job Title: Manager of standard products and solutions

Company: Yorkshire Water

Steve manages the new Standard Product and Solutions team within Yorkshire Water’s Asset Management department. The team develops new standard products and systems for use on delivery of the capital programme, providing building blocks for their solutions. Steve has had a varied career and has led a number of successful  project and team start up… Read more.

Colin Merewood

Job Title: Water sector customer director

Company: Costain

Colin is the Customer director for water within the Natural Resources Division, responsible for ensuring Costain’s water strategy and development is focused on the needs of its water industry customers.  Colin began his career with Biwater in the early 1990’s, before joining Southern Water in the late 1990’s.  Following the establishment of 4D in 2005… Read more.

Maureen Gaines

Job Title: Editor

Company: WET News

Maureen Gaines has been editor of Water & Effluent Treatment News (better known as WET News) since 2005. Before that she was editor of Logistics Manager, the leading monthly journal for the supply chain from point of manufacture to point of sale. Maureen also had a stint as news editor of weekly road freight newspaper… Read more.

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