Tony Conway

Tony Conway

Company: Conway Water Consulting

Job title: Director

Bio:

Tony is a former Executive Director of United Utilities. In a career of over thirty years he has led Asset Management, Operations and Engineering functions, as well as business change, transformation and regulatory programmes. As Strategic Programmes Director, with the informal title of “Director of Curiosity”, he focused on identifying world leading water utility innovation, engaging with innovation hubs around the globe. Retiring from United Utilities in 2015, Tony is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield where he chairs the Leadership Board of the Twenty65 Water Research Programme. Twenty65 aims to enable a future that is inspired by collaborative research which accelerates innovation. His personal areas of research focus include the digitally enabled, innovative, optimised water utility, and systems thinking in the water sector. He is a Director of the Water Industry Forum and a Director of British Water. Tony provides strategic consultancy advice working across the water sector nationally and internationally, and coaches executives in the leadership of change.