Policy and Business Adviser
Jim has had over 18 years experience in water and the water industry. After completion of a PhD at University of Leeds tracking Cryptosporidium in two catchments in Yorkshire Jim began work at Pipeline Developments Ltd in Manchester where he started as a lab technician looking at the impacts of pipe materials on water quality – cement liners, lead, contaminated land etc. Jim moved through the ranks there to be contract manager for a team of on site technicians carrying out independent audits on installation of PE pipe systems. After a short spell working as logistics manager for Raleigh International in Ghana Jim moved to Sutton and East Surrey Water as a distribution engineer with particular responsibility for data and statistics, including leakage. During this time he was responsible for the production of the mains replacement proposals for the PR04 business planning process. In May 2006 Jim joined Water UK as a policy co-ordinator with responsibility primarily for internal governance issues. He has since undertaken a wider role of Policy and Business Adviser in Water UK with particular interest in drinking water quality and public health. In addition he has represented the UK on the Eureau EU1 expert group of water resource protection and drinking water and has a current interest in particular in European regulations, pharmaceuticals and shale gas.