Job title: Chief executive
Steve is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and has worked in the water industry for around 30 years. His career started in manufacturing sector. Later working in the water utility industry, Steve held key roles in Engineering, Operations, and Innovation. He has supported and led various open innovation platforms and networks in the sector, helping to engage academia and the supply chain in developing innovative solutions that meet water industry needs. Steve has an MBA from City University and is also a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. Steve is a creative individual who is passionate about making a better world through research and innovation. He has always been actively involved in fostering collaborations between different organisations and industrial sectors. For the last 2 years Steve has been CEO of UKWIR, an organisation that delivers research outputs to meet the short, medium- and long-term challenges of the UK water industry.