Mike Keil

Head of Policy and Research, Consumer Council for Water

Mike is the Consumer Council for Water’s head of policy and research. He sits on the executive team and directs CCWater’s policy development and consumer research. This includes leading their work on the 2019 price review and the research which underpins CCWater’s policy positions.

Mike spent the first decade of his career at the Met Office, during which time he completed his PhD in modelling the stratosphere. He helped expand the Met Office’s work on space weather and, when he left, was leading its middle atmosphere research group.

In 2007 he joined water industry regulator Ofwat as its first head of climate change policy and wrote its first policy statement on the topic. He was also responsible for assessing the climate change and resilience elements of the 2009 Price Review.

Mike moved to Severn Trent Water in 2011. In a role reversal from his job at Ofwat, he helped write the company’s business plan for the 2014 Price Review. This included writing the business case for the Birmingham Resilience Project, the biggest single investment by any water company at PR14.

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