David Elliott

David Elliott

Group Chief Innovation Officer, Wessex Water

David has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry and joined Wessex Water in 1985. David has held a number of posts over his career, including 20 years in operations.  He was appointed a Director of Wessex Water Services Ltd in 2007.

In April 2015 David took up his current group role to provide a strategic lead on Wessex Water’s approach to evolution of the UK water sector and is responsible for developing opportunities to utilise markets to deliver better outcomes for customers, communities, the environment and investors.  Initiatives include EnTrade, an exciting on-line trading platform for environmental services that enables businesses to collaborate on investments to improve environmental and societal outcomes.

David is Chairman of Albion Water – a joint venture with Albion Water and Wessex Water an independent water and sewerage services provider for new housing developments, offering alternative solutions to incumbent water companies.

David is also Chairman of Water2Business – a joint venture with Bristol Water to retail water services to business customers. He is also a non-executive director of UKWIR.

He is also the founder of Business4Life, a leadership development programme involving setting up model businesses whose profits go to WaterAid.


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