Institute of Water - Allen Bolton Award
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Allen Bolton Award

Established in memory of one of the founder members of the Institute this award is presented for exceptional commitment shown to the Institute.


2017 Winner

Immediate Past Chair Natalie Akroyd presented Kathy Auld, Scottish Water with the seventh Institute of Water Allen Bolton Award at the 2017 President’s Dinner in Manchester. Kathy has worked in the Water Industry for 28years, for Scottish Water and its 2 predecessors. With a BSC in Chemistry and Management she started out as an Assistant Chemist, moving through various roles in Customer Service including creating the first call centre of a council Water Services Dept in Scotland, and is now a Project Manager within Managed Delivery based in Dundee. Kathy has been a member since 1994, on the Scottish Area committee since 1996 and has had the roles of Area Chair, Area Rep, National Chair and Board Director. She is a Chartered Environmentalist and Assessor. 2 years ago Kathy was awarded the status of Fellow of the Institute.


Kathy said:

“I am honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Allen Bolton Award. Our Institute is partly responsible for the person I have become. All the things it stands for, Developing, Learning and Networking are still the same as Allen Bolton envisaged more than 70 years ago. I am a great believer in what you put into something you will get out more and this is very true here. Over the years I have worked with some fantastic people, learned a lot and been to interesting places. The thing I love about our Institute most though is the friendships I have made – a bit like a fun dysfunctional family – and although we may not see each other often I know you are there. Thank you to Natalie for the award, HQ and the Scottish Area committee, past and present.”


Previous Winners

2016 Michael Fowle, Past Vice President Engineering

2015 Lynn Cooper, Institute of Water

2014 Barrie Light, Bournemouth Water

2013 George Irvine, Northern Ireland Area

2012 Tim Boldero, Past Vice President Environment

2011 Fiona Jehu, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water


The 2018 winner will be selected by National Chair Simon Cyhanko at the end of his year in office.