Andrew Slade

Job Title: Director, Agriculture, Food and Marine Group

Company: Welsh Government

Andrew is a former Executive Director of South West Regional Development Agency. He held the position of Head of National delivery, Rural Development Programme for England at DEFRA before he came to the Welsh Government as Director of EU Policy and Funding and Head of European Programmes Group. He is currently the Director for Agriculture,… Read more.

Peter Perry

Job Title: Chief operating officer

Company: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Peter is Chief Operating Officer with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and is responsible for the delivery of water and waste water services to 3 million people in the company’s operating area in Wales, Herefordshire and Deeside.  He is also the main Board Director responsible for Health & Safety and for delivery of the company’s current £1.7… Read more.

Stephen Marsh-Smith OBE

Job Title: Chief executive officer

Company: The Rivers Trusts of Wales

During a successful 40 year career in dental surgery, both in practice and teaching (Bristol University), SM-S became founder, chairman and later Executive Director of the Wye and Usk Foundation (WUF), a charity which was formed in response to declining salmon stocks in the Wye. It has developed into one of the UKs largest river… Read more.

Andy Phillips

Job Title: Audit manager studies

Company: Wales Audit Office

Andy is an Audit Manager in the Studies team at Wales Audit Office. With a Zoology degree from the University of Wales in 1981, Andy’s career began as a local authority Environmental Health Officer and in 1996, he joined Environment Agency Wales as an Environment Protection Team Leader. From 2002, he has worked in public… Read more.

Barry Greig

Job Title: Senior policy advisor/Hydro Nation strategy manager

Company: Scottish Government Water Industry Division

Barry joined the Scottish Government after working as a lawyer and commercial arbitrator in the City of London and has since worked in a variety of policy roles including helping establish the Food Standards Agency, and drafting Scotland’s first Sustainable Development Strategy.  He joined the Water Industry Team in January 2014 to project manage the… Read more.

Tony Smith

Job Title: Chief executive

Company: Consumer Council for Water

Tony joined the Consumer Council for Water in December 2005 as Chief Executive. Since it was set up, CCWater has tried to encourage water companies, their regulators and government to make sure that the industry and the way it is regulated is fully focused on customers and their needs. His early career was in strategy and… Read more.

Tracey Davies

Job Title: Head of environment

Company: The Coal Authority

Tracey joined the Government based organisation  in 2001 as a Project Manager. As Head of the Environment Department she is involved in the delivery  of a five year plan including new builds and refurbishments of existing mine water remediation schemes , continual improvement and commercialisation. She is also assisting with the implementation of an R&D programme… Read more.

Diane McCrea MBE

Job Title: Chair

Company: Natural Resources Wales

Diane McCrea has held a variety of non-executive positions in the public, private and voluntary sectors.  Prior to her appointment as Chair of Natural Resources Wales, she completed her term of office with the Consumer Council for Water as Chair of the Wales Committee and Vice Chair of the Board for England and Wales. Following… Read more.

Philippa Pearson

Job Title: Catchment manager

Company: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Dr Phillippa Pearson is Catchment Manager at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and is responsible for developing and delivering the WaterSource Catchment Programme. Phillippa joined the water industry in 2003 after completing her PhD in Fluvial Geomorphology at Aberystwyth University. She originally worked for Severn Trent Water before moving to Dŵr Cymru in 2006 and has… Read more.

Rachel Lewis Davies

Job Title: National land use & environment adviser

Company: NFU Cymru

Rachel Lewis-Davies is Environment/Rural Affairs Advisor for NFU Cymru protecting and furthering members’ interests on environmental and rural policies in Wales.  She is the Unions’ main contact for engagement with Natural Resources Wales and with other statutory and non-statutory bodies involved with environmental and rural policy formulation and implementation. A partner in a farm business, Rachel… Read more.

Rob Harvey

Job Title: Business strategy manager

Company: Severn Trent Water

Since joining ST in April 2016, Robert has worked on the ST bid for Dee Valley Water and within the cross functional team analysing sludge trading opportunities.  Prior to joining ST, Robert held roles in several industries and specialisms drawing on his Engineering degree, Chartered Accountant status and MBA, as appropriate. Robert also likes to… Read more.

Dr. Isabelle Durance

Job Title: Director

Company: Cardiff Water Research Institute

Following a degree in Natural Sciences and a Masters in Engineering (Ingenieur Agronome, Agrotech Paris), Isabelle worked in Research & Development in an industrial context (Danone Belgium). She then embarked on a PhD in Landscape Ecology working in Ukraine and France, and developed my research increasingly using freshwater ecosystems as a model during a 10… Read more.

Prof. Steve Ormerod

Job Title: Professor of ecology, Chair

Company: Cardiff University, RSPB Council

With over 270 scientific publications and 35 years experience, Steve Ormerod has been described as the leading applied freshwater ecologist of his generation for research into catchment-scale problems affecting freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem quality and ecosystem function.  He has worked with a wide range of NGOs, government agencies and businesses in the water sector.  In addition… Read more.

Jerry Langford

Job Title: Director - Wales,

Company: The Woodland Trust

I have worked for the Woodland Trust in Wales for a long time, in site acquisition and management, public engagement work and project development and I now lead the team of 25 or so Woodland Trust staff in Wales.   In addition to managing the 120 woods we own in Wales we also support other land… Read more.

Aled Davies

Job Title: Client manager

Company: Energy & Utility Skills

Aled Davies, Client Manager is the Energy & Utility Skills lead for on activities in Wales.  He also works with Tier 1 contractors across the UK to help develop and implement HR strategies and training solutions. He is highly proficient at workforce planning, facilitating organisational development programmes and developing  engaged, competent workforces.  He has a… Read more.

Paul Rossiter

Job Title: Energy water and conservation officer

Company: Caerphilly County Borough Council

Paul grew up in Trefforest Pontypridd in the shadow of the University Of Glamorgan. In 1997 Paul graduated from that University with an honours degree and was soon working there as an environmental officer where he played an integral part in delivering ISO14001, the first University at that time in Wales and England to achieve… Read more.

Jonathan Abra

Job Title: Water and wastewater lead

Company: Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Jonathan Abra leads on the theme of Water and Wastewater for the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). KTN is the UK’s innovation network. It brings together business, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to develop new products, processes and services. Originally trained as a hydrogeologist, Jonathan spent the early part of his career in environmental consultancy and the… Read more.

Simon Evans

Simon Evans

Job Title: Chief executive officer

Company: Wye & Usk Foundation

Carol Weatherley

Job Title: Public health & research manager

Company: Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Carol has been the Public Health Manager for DCWW since 2007. Before joining Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (DCWW) she had over 20 years of experience as an analytical microbiologist and consultant providing technical advice on health, regulatory and process related microbiological issues. A significant aspect of her current role is to work with public health… Read more.

Frank White

Job Title: Inspector

Company: Drinking Water Inspectorate

Frank has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry. An experienced General Manager, he has wide-ranging expertise in Water, and Environmental Regulation, Operations, Public Health and Environmental Science.  He has a national reputation in the fields of drinking water, sustainable catchment management and public health science. At DWI has helped the development of a… Read more.

Natalie Hall

Job Title: Water strategy manager

Company: Natural Resources Wales

Natalie Hall is Natural Resources Wales’ Water Manager, working within the Natural Resources Management department of the organisations’ Evidence, Policy and Permitting Directorate. She leads NRW’s work on water strategy, policy, water planning, water regulation and reform, including work on Water Resources Management Plans, Drought Plans and River Basin Management Plans, as well as NRW’s… Read more.

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