From Strategy to Operations, RPS has a long history supporting the UK water sector to meet its regulatory and strategic goals. Building asset resilience while hitting reduced leakage, pollution and flooding targets will be key to achieving the ambitious targets of the AMP7 cycle.
To ensure RPS grows our offering in line with our clients’ needs and market conditions, we’ve appointed Dr Conrad Ashby to lead our Water Operations business in the UK market. He will be accountable for setting the strategic direction of the business, while working closely with business partners and their teams to develop and implement cross-functional integration, growth and management of all aspects of our service offering.
Commenting on his new role, Conrad said: “I have a great passion for delivering operational excellence and continuous improvement, for both internal teams and client outcomes. RPS has a strong reputation within the UK water sector and I’m delighted to be working with an exceptional team of people to meet the challenges of the next AMP cycle and beyond.”
Conrad has over 20 years’ experience working for contracting and client organisations in the water utility sector – supporting the delivery of customer and asset capabilities in both clean and waste water arenas. His experience includes a variety of commercial and operational roles within Thames Water and Yorkshire Water, and Lanes Group where as Managing Director of their Utilities division he led their expansion and development.
Commenting on the appointment, CEO Paul Aitken said: “Conrad’s appointment is great news for RPS. His experience in the UK water sector and understanding of our clients is exceptional. He will be an enormous asset to both our water and surveying businesses, as we continue to develop and tailor our services to the water sector specifically while developing our growth strategy across the broader infrastructure sector.”