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Lynn Cooper

Chief Executive

Lynn left her native Glasgow in 1983 with an Accountancy degree and qualified as an accountant with Sunderland and South Shields Water Company in 1987. She remained with the company when it became North East Water then Northumbrian Water until January 1997 when she moved to the Institute of Water as General Secretary.

Lynn is an athletics coach and a former international Marathon runner, having represented Scotland at two Commonwealth Games and held the Scottish record from April 1989 to November 1991. She has also represented GB at distances from 15k to 100k. Lynn also follows football and is an adopted Inverness Caledonian Thistle fan. Away from work Lynn is most likely to be found at the athletics track coaching Houghton Harriers.

Lynn was appointed as Chief Executive and a Board Member in December 2007. As Chief Executive Lynn oversees the day to day running of the Institute and manages a team of 3 full time staff. Lynn also takes on an ambassadorial role and is often promoting the good work of the Institute amongst other Chief Executives and senior leaders across the water sector.

In addition to her work as Institute of Water Chief Executive Lynn was also a Founder Director of the Society for the Environment, where she served as Treasurer for 8 years, and a trustee of Utilities and Service Industries Training Limited – a charity providing grants and bursaries for education and training.

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Jordan Maloy

Business Administration Apprentice

Jordan recently joined the Institute of Water as our first ever apprentice. After leaving school in 2008, Jordan studied at Gateshead College for two years and gained a national diploma in coaching and fitness.

Jordan is a keen football fan which he plays a 2-3 times per week and is a big supporter of Sunderland AFC (unfortunately). Jordan also enjoys going to the gym, swimming and walking his dog.

Jordan’s role within the company involves dealing with enquires, processing payments, sending welcome letters and chasing overdue subscriptions. He looks after our membership cycle and is the main point of contact for any matters regarding membership.

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Lucy Archer

Marketing and Events Manager

Lucy is the Marketing and Events Manager for the Institute of Water. Before joining the Institute of Water Lucy was an Assistant Manager at Costa Coffee for a number of years and has graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Business with Marketing and a masters in Design Management.

Lucy has recently discovered a love for running and having completed the Kielder 10K is now looking for a new challenge and is training for half marathons. Having grown up on a farm weekends are now often spent escaping the city and returning to the countryside.

Lucy’s role within the company involves delivering the Institute of Water annual conference and one day specialist conferences, marketing upcoming events to members and administering the Annual Drilling and Tapping Competition.

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Sarah Dunn

Professional Registration Coordinator

Sarah is the new Professional Registration Coordinator at Institute of Water.  She is originally from West Yorkshire and graduated with a degree in Community Education from the University of Huddersfield. After getting married and having her first son she started her career in retail and quickly rose to Store Manager for a music and entertainment company.

Taking a career change from Retail to Education, Sarah worked for two of the top Further Education Colleges in the North East for the next 10 years taking on various roles which revolved around learning support, tutoring and mentoring young people while her own boys grew up.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys going to see local bands and gigs with her husband who was a professional musician. They share a love of coastal walking at weekends with their naughty but lovable black Miniature Schnauzer called Sadie.

Sarah’s role in the company is to be the main point of contact for all aspects of Professional Registration in Engineering, Science and Environment from initial enquiry through to application, assessment and finally registration.

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Lee Hansom

PR and Communications Manager

Lee is our most recent member of the team, having joined us in May 2017. Lee is a communications professional with a background in local government, providing marketing and communications support across services areas such as Community Safety, Social Care, communities and Public Health. It was, in fact, the Public Health element of the water industry that attracted Lee to the role.

Lee is responsible for PR and Communications for the Institute of Water and leads on the production of our publications, the magazine and our technical Journal. Lee is working on the ongoing development and activity around how we communicate and engage with our members. Lee also supports the Rising Stars Programme and the Innovations Awards.

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