All water award entries will be put through a rigorous two-stage judging process, reviewed by our panel of independent experts. 

Martyn Hopkinson

Managing director - MH20 Consultancy

Now an Independent consultant, Martyn has almost 40 years experience in the water and wastewater industry, progressing from early site based supervisory roles to holding senior operational management and ultimately board positions with contracting organisations delivering water and wastewater services read more

Nicci Russell

Managing director - Waterwise

Nicci has been Managing director of Waterwise since March 2017. Prior to this, from January 2013, Nicci was a Director at Ofwat, where she led Ofwat’s work on resilience and independent regulation and its relationship with the UK and Welsh read more

Nick Ellins

Chief executive - Energy & Utility Skills

Nick became CEO of Energy & Utility Skills in 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in the utilities and rail industries and previous roles include Deputy Chief Executive of the Consumer Council for Water, and Head of Consumer Strategy read more

Paul Hickey

Deputy director - Environment Agency

Paul Hickey is a Deputy Director at the Environment Agency with oversight of Water Resources for England. He is responsible for the protection and improvement of the natural environment. This remit includes water quantity monitoring including the national hydrometric service, read more

Paul Mullord

UK director - British Water

Paul has been responsible for the organisation’s UK-related activities since 1996. Paul has worked in the water sector since 1980 and is a member of various steering groups and working groups for industry initiatives and sits on various industry awards read more