As managing director, Andy is responsible for the overall performance of the company and for providing strategic advice and guidance to the board to ensure we fulfill our mission, aims and values.
A chartered civil engineer turned economist, he has more than 25 years' experience in the water sector, holding roles both overseas and in the UK. Andy was appointed managing director in 2016 having previously been Wessex Water's director of regulation and customer services since 2012 and head of regulation, policy and audit since 2002.
Andy has significant senior management experience within the regulated utility sector. He has worked in a wide range of business areas including engineering, construction, finance, economic regulation, audit, environmental regulation, customer services, health and safety, information services and scientific services. He has significant experience of developing strong, strategic alliances with regulators, government bodies, NGOs and other stakeholders and working to establish collaborative, progressive relationships.
His vision is of business as a force for good, making a wider positive contribution to society.
Andy was appointed to the board of Wessex Water Services in August 2012. He attends the audit committee, the corporate responsibility committee and the Futures panel. Co-chair of Wessex Water's joint venture billing company, Pelican Business Services, he is also a council member for the industry trade association, Water UK. He is chair of Wessex WaterAid, which has raised more than £1.5m for the charity over the past 10 years.
He has an MA in natural sciences from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in public water supplies from Cranfield University. Qualified professionally as a chartered engineer, Andy was formerly a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is currently a member of the Institute of Directors.