Dr Martin Padley of United Utilities became Water and Scientific Services Director of the company during September 2015. As the Water and Scientific Services Director he is responsible and accountable for Scientific Services and the operation and maintenance of all above ground and underground water supply assets across the North West region of England. He joined the Company in 1994 accruing 24 years experience and has held a number of roles within operations, asset management and regulation. These include more recently Chief Scientist. Martin is a qualified Chartered Chemist and has a degree and a PhD in chemistry.