Bob was appointed Chief Engineer in November 2018. He is a chartered Environmental Engineer who joined Severn Trent in 1997 as a process technician. He has worked his way up through the company via operational, engineering, strategic and innovation roles, and now heads up the Chief Engineering directorate, which undertakes the initial planning for the c£3bn five-year Capital Programme. In 2013, Bob worked alongside the Government on the implementation of the 2014 Water Act. He has a PhD in wastewater treatment and is Severn Trent’s representative on the World Water Innovation Fund.