Job title: Managing director (RAPID)
Paul Hickey is the Managing Director of RAPID (Regulators Alliance Progressing Infrastructure Development) – a regulatory partnership between Ofwat, the Environment Agency and the Drinking Water Inspectorate. RAPID’s goal is facilitate the coordinated delivery of a programme of strategic water resource schemes required to meet the needs of people, the economy and our environment as set out in the National Water Resource Framework. RAPID will also test the regulatory and commercial arrangements for water resource infrastructure to ensure it is fit for future needs. Paul is seconded to RAPID from the Environment Agency where he was Deputy Director with oversight of Water Resources for England. Prior to the Environment Agency, Paul worked in the water industry in a variety of regulation and asset management roles. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Water and sits on its Board as well as the South West Area Committee.