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.
Matt Lewis, BA (Hons), MBA - Regulation and Planning Director
Matthew joined the Company in 1997 and has had a number of roles in the
areas of regulation, distribution and customer services. Matthew was
appointed to the Board in May 2009. His role as Regulation and Planning Director includes
responsibility for the relationship with the water industry regulator,
Ofwat. Matthew is heavily involved in business planning, competition issues
and compliance. Matthew has an economics degree, an MBA and has studied
leadership at Harvard Business School.
Tim Orange, MA Hons (Cantab), ACA - Finance 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 - Operations 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.
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