Dr Sebastian Catovsky

Dr Sebastian Catovsky

Job Title: Deputy director – water services

Company: Defra

Dr Sebastian Catovsky leads the water services policy team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Sebastian’s team has policy responsibility for economic regulation of the water industry and market reform, consumer protection, long-term resilience of water resources and drainage, and abstraction reform. Sebastian has worked in a variety of policy roles across the civil service, including on climate change adaptation, management of surface water flooding, environmental taxation, better regulation, and insurance. Sebastian has a PhD from Harvard University.

Speaking at the following:

Government ambitions for the water sector

Long-term resilience, consumer protection and the role of markets A look at the direction of travel 25-year plans to ensure a sustainable future