30 July 2014
The Institute of Water is pleased to announce that Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer Anglian Water Group, has agreed to become Vice President.
Peter joined the Institute of Water as a Fellow Member in 2005 after becoming Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the day-to-day functioning of Anglian Water, covering operations, asset management and customer service. Prior to that Peter held positions within the international division of Anglian Water Group and has more than 25 years’ experience in the water industry.
In 2010 Peter declared his love of water in launching Anglian Water’s ‘Love Every Drop’ strategy which challenges us all to put water at the heart of a whole new way of living. At the same time, Peter was ensuring the people working in Anglian Water are suitably qualified and motivated through a ‘Licence to Operate’ training and development programme. This combination makes Peter an ideal candidate to be President of a professional body dedicated to inspiring and supporting people working in the UK water sector to reach their potential.
Lynn Cooper, Institute of Water Chief Executive, said:
“When Peter spoke at our Chartered Scientist launch at the event he hosted last December he was hugely complimentary about the Institute of Water; so much so you could have been forgiven for thinking he was President already.
“Peter is inspirational, has never lost touch with the people who work in and are served by our industry and, as a Chartered Environmentalist, is committed to raising awareness about how essential water is to life, people, the environment and the economy. It is a pleasure to welcome Peter to our Board of Directors.”
Peter will succeed Heidi Mottram, Chief Executive Northumbrian Water Ltd, as President at next year’s AGM ahead of the Annual Conference in Cambridge in June.
“I have been involved with the Institute of Water since joining the industry and have always held it in the highest regard. I look forward to playing a greater role during my time on the Board and as President.”