Phil Newland, BA (Hons) - Managing Director
Phil was appointed to the Board as Managing Director in April 2014, having previously worked within South Staffordshire Plc as Managing Director of Echo. He had also worked as Project Director and Business Development Director within Echo and before that Phil was a Management Consultant with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Terence Chapman Associates.
Rachel Barber, MBA - Customer Service Director
Rachel was appointed to the Board in October 2009 and has more than 20 years' water industry experience, joining the Company in 1990. She was previously Director of Customer Services and Director of Distribution and now undertakes the role of Customer Service Director.
Tim Orange, MA Hons (Cantab), ACA - Finance, Regulation & Business Services Director
Tim was appointed to the Board in April 2013 and has responsibility for the
financial performance of the business. Tim graduated in geography from
Downing College, Cambridge and went on to train as a chartered accountant
with Grant Thornton. After four years in the British Virgin Islands with
Deloitte, he returned to work for Scottish & Newcastle, ntl and more
recently Enviros, an Environmental Consultancy which became part of
Carillion plc. He joined Cambridge Water in March 2009 and South Staffs
Water in April 2013.
Colin Wayper, BSc, CEng, MICE, MCIWEM - Wholesale Asset Management Director
Colin has 30 years' water industry experience, mainly associated with water distribution and asset management. He joined the Company in 2000, was appointed Director of Network Management in 2008, joined the board in November 2011 and now has the role of Operations Director. He is responsible for underground asset management, network performance management, network engineering and hydraulic modelling and leakage management. Prior to joining the Company, Colin worked in a number of water companies in North East England, as well as at OFWAT and RPS Water Services.
Pete Aspley – Wholesale Service Delivery Director
Pete has a well-established background within the water industry having worked within the South Staffordshire Plc group for 25 years.
He trained as a mechanical and electrical engineer within the manufacturing sector, before joining the Group as a water treatment manager in 1990.
Pete has since obtained a wealth of operational and management experience in the abstraction, treatment, storage and distribution of potable water.
In 2004 he set up and became managing director of Integrated Water Services Ltd (IWS) – a new Group company providing a wide range of specialist support services to water and related industries. IWS has since gone from strength to strength and in 2015 saw its revenue increase to £48million.
Pete joined South Staffs Water in 2015.
Marcella Nash, PgDip CIPD - Director of Human Resources
Marcella was appointed in January 2014 previously having worked within South Staffordshire Plc as Head of Human Resources for Echo. Prior to working at South Staffordshire Plc she was a Senior HR Manager at Severn Trent Group and Severn Trent Water.
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