Our Area Committees

The Institute of Water is split into 8 distinct geographical Areas. Area committees arrange a full programme of conferences, seminars, technical and social events throughout the year. Each Area also hosts an Innovation Award competition and a Rising Stars programme.

The Institute of Water is managed by a board of directors which has overall responsibility for governance, policy and strategic matters. That board is supported by an Area Forum which concentrates on sharing best practice and it also has the duty to influence overall strategy and policy making. Each Area Committee has an Area Forum Representative.

Northern Ireland
Committee
Scotland
Committee
Northern
Committee
Wales
Committee
Midlands
Committee
South East
Committee
Eastern
Committee
South West
Committee

Gemma Williams

Secretary

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Email: gemma.williams2@dwrcymru.com

  • Katie Stephens

    Vice Secretary

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Linda Williams

    President

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Alun Shurmer

    Immediate Past President

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Dominic Scott

    Chair

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Sophie Straiton

    Vice Chair

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Dominic Scott

    Area Forum Rep

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Simon Barton

    Membership Sub-Committee Lead

    B&V

  • Ashley Draisey

    Business Plan Sub-Committee Lead

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Brendan Hansen

    Events Sub-Committee Lead

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Gary Fielding

    Innovations Sub-Committee Lead

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Debrah Hughes

    Marketing Sub-Committee Lead

    Dwr Cymru Customer Services

  • Lydia Makin

    Rising Star

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

  • Ashley Moule

    Advisor

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    ashley.moule@dwrcymru.com

  • Adrienne Walsh

    Advisor

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    I

  • Steve Wilson

    Advisor

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    steve.wilson@dwrcymru.com

  • Carol Cooke

    Advisor

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    I

  • Ceris Van De Vyver

    Advisor

    Isle Utilities

    I

  • Fiona Jehu

    Advisor

    Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

    fiona.jehu@dwrcymru.com

Carmen Snowdon

Secretary

WRc

Email: carmen.snowdon@wrcplc.co.uk

Anna Boyles

Secretary

Thames Water

Email: Anna.Boyles@thameswater.co.uk

  • Simon Earl

    President

    South East Water

  • Sarah Murray

    Deputy Secretary

    Affinity Water

  • Simon Cocks

    Immediate Past President

    Affinity Water

  • Kevin Brook

    Past President

    Primayer

  • David Port

    Past President

    Independent Business and Technical Adviser

  • Jason Ryall

    Chair

    PA Consulting

  • Paul Holton

    Vice Chair

    Southern Water

  • Jamie Jones

    Treasurer

    Portsmouth Water

  • Abbie Johnston

    Area Forum Rep

    Thames Water

  • Steve Youell

    Professional Registration Lead

    Drinking Water Inspectorate

  • Sharna Richings

    Events Coordinator

    Environment Agency

  • Andrew McIlwraith

    Events Co-ordinator

    Affinity Water

  • Kathryn Nye

    Events Co-ordinator

    Southern Water

  • Kirsty Ayres

    Rising Star

    WSP

  • Lana Salih

    Sponsorship Lead

    Skanska

  • Jim Marshall

    Policy Advisor

    Water UK

  • Mandhy Senewiratne

    Sustainability & Environmental Lead

    Fyrefly Global Sustainability

  • Ben Mowatt

    Communication & Social Media Lead

    Veolia

Michelle Calder

Secretary

Scottish Water

Email: Michelle.Calder@scottishwater.co.uk

  • Mark McEwen

    President

    Scottish Water

  • Mark Wilson

    Vice President

    Veolia

  • Jim Panton

    Past President

    Panton McLeod

  • Belinda Oldfield

    Chair

    Scottish Water

  • Rob Bradley

    Vice Chair

    RPS Group

  • Vivienne Dell

    Honorary Treasurer

    Scottish Water

    vivienne.dell@scottishwater.co.uk

  • Kirstin Watt

    Publicity Co-ordinator

    Scottish Water

    Kirstin.watt@scottishwater.co.uk

  • James Sommerville

    Area Forum Rep

    WGM Engineering

  • Robyn Szymoszowskyj

    Events & Membership Co-ordinator

    Scottish Water

  • Kathy Auld

    Committee Member

    Scottish Water

  • Richard Anderson

    Committee Member

    Veolia Water

  • Alex Rae

    Committee Member

    Retired

  • Elise Cartmell

    Special Advisor

    Scottish Water

  • Claire Chapman

    Committee Member

    Scottish Water

  • Kevin Seabeck

    Committee Member

    WGM Engineering

  • Scott Kerr

    Committee Member

    Utilitec Services

  • Lisa McKenzie

    Committee Member

    Veolia Water

  • Jennifer Lawson

    Committee Member

    Veolia

  • Kerry Relf

    Committee Member

    Scottish Water

  • Rachel Picken

    Committee Member

    Scottish Water

Roisin O’Neill

Secretary

Northern Ireland Water

Email: Roisin.O’Neill@niwater.com

  • Ronan Larkin

    President

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Keith Hunt

    Chair

    NI Utility Regulator

    Keith.Hunt@drdni.gov.uk

  • Mark Mitchell

    Assistant Chair

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Bill Gowdy

    Past President

    Northern Ireland Water

    Bill.Gowdy@niwater.com

  • Carmel Bradley

    Treasurer

    Northern Ireland Water

    Carmel.Bradley@niwater.com

  • Naimh McElroy

    Assistant Treasurer

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Niamh McKeown

    Assistant Secretary

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Keith Hunt

    Area Forum Rep

    NI Utility Regulator

    Keith.Hunt@drdni.gov.uk

  • Ross Calder

    Committee Member

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Karen Topping

    Committee Member

    Bio – Search Laboratory

  • Thomas Kelly

    Committee Member

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Matthew Lundy

    Committee Member

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Gareth McFarland

    Committee Member

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Tracey Mitchell

    Committee Member

    Northern Ireland Water

  • Gee Tsang

    Rising Star

    WSP

  • Ronan O’Doherty

    Committee Member

    Associated Pipeline Products (APP)

  • Stacey Sands

    Committee Member

    McAdam Design

  • Terry McCrum

    Committee Member

    Morrow Contracts Ltd

Declan Barlow

Secretary

Severn Trent Water

Email: Declan.Barlow@severntrent.co.uk

  • Rose Jolly

    Chair

    Severn Trent Water

  • Bob Stear

    President

    Severn Trent

  • Peter Aspley

    Past President

    South Staffs Water

  • Peter Walsh

    Past President

    Amey

  • Nick Skinner

    Marketing Coordinator

    Severn Trent Water

  • Natalie Akroyd

    Treasurer

    Severn Trent Services

  • Tom Swain

    Rising Star

    Severn Trent Water

  • Bob Windmill

    Committee Member

    Windmill Insight Solutions Ltd

  • Hussein Rezaei

    Committee Member

    Severn Trent Water

  • Stephen Woodhams

    Committee Member

    South Staffs Water

  • Ben Hawkins

    Committee Member

    Amey

  • Noela Fitton

    Committee Member

    Morrison Utility Services

    Noela.Fitton@morrisonsus.com

  • Gary Cox

    Committee Member

    OnSite

  • Naval Phandey
  • Georgia Brown
  • Mary Porter 

Kara Sadler

Secretary

Anglian Water

Email: kSadler@anglianwater.co.uk

  • Jason Tucker

    President

    Anglian Water

  • Paul Valleley

    Past President

    Anglian Water

  • Lucinda Gilfoyle

    Chair

    Anglian Water

  • Jenny Cooper

    Vice Chair

    Isle Utilities

  • Martin Bowes

    Treasurer

    Anglian Water

  • Robin Price

    Board Liaison

    Anglian Water

  • Luke Stanbridge

    Area Forum Rep

    Z-Tech Control Systems

  • Catherine Fearon

    Committee Member

    DWI

    catherine@fearon.co.uk

  • Vicki Cantrill

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

  • Steve Leigh

    Committee Member

    Groundbreaker Systems

    steveleigh@groundbreaker.co.uk

  • Nadene Barnard

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

  • Dominic O’Sullivan

    Committee Member

    GPS PE Pipe Systems

  • Thomas Wayling

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

  • Mike Webb

    Committee Member

    Retired

  • Graham Powell

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

  • Tim Wagstaff

    Committee Member

    Essex & Suffolk Water

  • Nicholas Humphreys

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

  • Andy Gibbons

    Committee Member

    Claret Engineering

  • Ben Tam

    Committee Member

    Isle Utilities

  • Paul Valente

    Committee Member

    MBDA Missile Systems

  • Fionn Boyle

    Committee Member

    Anglian Water

Rachel Powell

Secretary

United Utilities

Email: rachel.powell1@uuplc.co.uk

  • Janet Howard

    Secretary

    United Utilities

    janet.howard@uuplc.co.uk

  • Alex Bolton

    President

    United Utilities

  • Alan Brown

    Past President

  • Neil Hancox

    Treasurer

    United Utilities

  • Paul Henderson

    Chair

    Panton Mcleod

  • Victoria Ross

    Vice Chair

    Northumbrian Water

  • Victoria Ross

    Area Forum Rep

    Northumbrian Water

  • Maureen Burn

    Recruitment & Membership Officer

    Northumbrian Water

  • Lyndsey Gilmartin

    Communications Rep

    CSC Services

  • Jane Swift

    Committee Member

    Yorkshire Water

    jane.swift@yorkshirewater.co.uk

  • Helen Edwards

    Committee Member

    Yorkshire Water

  • Robert Chin- See

    Committee Member

    Northumbrian Water

  • Hubert Desgranges

    Committee Member

    Northumbrian Water

  • Dee Grahamslaw

    Committee Member

    United Utilities

  • Simon Cyhanko

    Committee Member

    Northumbrian Water

  • Michelle Howarth

    Committee Member

    United Utilities

  • Krishnan Narayanan

    Committee Member

    United Utilities

  • Hayley Dyson

    Committee Member

    Yorkshire Water

  • Krishna Morker

    Committee Member

    Yorkshire Water

  • Samuel Bright

    Committee Member

    Yorkshire Water

  • Joseph Butterfield

    Committee Member

    Northumbrian Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Northern Ireland Water

The water company that services this area is:
• Scottish Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Northumbrian Water
• Yorkshire Water
• United Utilities
• Hartlepool Water (Anglian)

The water companies that services this area are:
• Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
• Dee Valley Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Severn Trent Water
• South Staffs Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Anglian Water
• Cambridge Water (South Staffs)
• Essex & Suffolk Water (Northumbrian)
• Affinity Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Thames Water
• Affinity Water
• South East Water
• SES Water
• Portsmouth Water
• Affinity Water

The water companies that services this area are:
• Wessex Water
• South West Water
• Bristol Water
• Bournmouth Water
• Cholderton and District Water