2017 Judges

Please see below a list of the confirmed judges for 2017:

Paul Jeffrey
Professor of Water Management & Director of Water Theme
Cranfield University
Paul Jeffrey is Professor of Water Management and Director of the Water Theme at Cranfield University. He is also Director of the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre and is a Guest Professor at KWR Water Cycle Research in the Netherlands. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Paul has degrees in Science & Society, Energy & Environment, and Technology Policy. His research activities cross both problem and disciplinary boundaries but are focused on water management as a context. He has made significant contributions to the critical evaluation of contemporary resource management theories and has also undertaken research in areas such as water recycling and public perception of water services. More recently Paul has been involved in leading edge research on asset management and infrastructure, exploring the tensions between infrastructure degradation and service quality, the relationship between network topography and service resilience, and new analytical approaches to scheduling maintenance and rehabilitation.
Ian Kirkaldy
Independent Industry Expert

I have 35 years’ experience in the positioning, bidding, negotiation, acquisition, delivery and management of multidisciplinary water and utility related projects. 

In brief:

-The Chief Engineer, Southern Water, rebuilt the in-house engineering capability and technical management.

-Black & Veatch Vice President, Anglian Water’s @one alliance and Special Projects Board Director.  

-Halliburton KBR, Scottish Water Solutions 1 and Project Aquatrine.

-Expert advisor to BAA property team, MBIA on Seafield WWTW etc.

-Expert witness for BAA/Thames Water at the Heathrow Terminal 5 Public Inquiry.

-Worked as a Client, Consultant and Contractor in the UK and overseas (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand Portugal). 

Karen Light
Head of Water & Environment
WRC plc
Karen is WRc’s Head of Water & Environment with over 25 years experience of working in the water, waste and environmental sectors. During her time at WRc, Karen has held a variety of posts covering business development, strategic planning and technical management roles. She has a broad understanding of the issues facing the water industry and has worked on many projects involving the communication of technical concepts. She has experience of asset information management, catchment management and business planning within the water sector. In addition, she is currently responsible for the Catchment Management area within WRc incorporating Environmental Evidence and Policy and Environmental Modelling.
Lloyd Martin
Chief Executive
British Water
Lloyd Martin is Chief Executive of British Water, the leading trade association for the water sector in the UK. Lloyd’s previous appointments have included Regional Director for Severn Trent Services International and also for Anglian Water International, whence he was seconded for three years to the UK Government in the late 1990s as Global Export Promoter for the British water industry. Lloyd has 30 years’ experience in the water sector: in management, operations; strategic planning; international business development and project delivery, both within the UK and in over 40 countries world-wide.  He has worked in both the public sector (pre-privatisation in UK) and in privatised water companies in the UK and overseas. He has significant experience of working within central Government as the private sector’s export and trade advisor for water to the Foreign Office & Department of Trade and Industry (now the Department for International Trade). He has advised numerous countries’ governments on sustainable mechanisms for Public Private Partnerships in water and best practices for utility operations, management and performance regulation. Lloyd is a Fellow of CIWEM and a Chartered Water & Environmental Manager.
Jim Marshall
Policy and Business Adviser
Water UK
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. 
Tony Smith
Chief executive
Consumer Council for Water
Tony joined the Consumer Council for Water in December 2005 as Chief Executive. Since it was set up, CCWater has tried to encourage water companies, their regulators and government to make sure that the industry and the way it is regulated is fully focused on customers and their needs. His early career was in strategy and marketing, implementing business turnarounds in oil, aerospace, automotive and fast moving consumer goods businesses. Later Tony joined the utility sector where he has worked at senior level in electricity and as a director in the water industry and the rail sector.  During his career in the utilities, he has led corporate strategy, corporate services and stakeholder relations, customer service, investment programme and PFI procurement and delivery and competitive market business development. His last job was with Ofwat, as Director of Competition and Consumer Affairs, where he was responsible for consumer issues in the lead up to and through the 2004 price review.
Hans Jensen
Chief executive

Dr Hans Jensen is Chief Executive of UKWIR Ltd which develops and procures a common research programme on behalf of UK water operators addressing one voice issues.  Hans started his career as a geologist working on earthquake and geothermal energy research, before spending over 20 years in the power industry within a range of strategic, project and operational roles.  His most recent positions have been Head of Environment and Head of Research and Innovation at RWE. 

Chris Hoggart
EIC's Water Management Working Group

Chris Hoggart is a Chartered Scientist, Chemist and Environmentalist with more than thirty-five years’ experience in the water and environmental industries. He works for MWH Global, where he is currently seconded to Thames Water’s Eight2O Alliance – a joint-venture organisation currently delivering a £2 billion plus programme of capital and operational work between 2015 and 2020. Chris has significant consultancy experience having performed and managed numerous water and environmental sector studies both in the UK and around the world but particularly in the states of central and eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Far East, the Middle East and South America. Chris chairs the Environmental Industries Commission’s, Water Management Group in which role he lobbies politicians, senior civil servants and other key decision makers to achieve and maintain high environmental quality standards.