Our female Engineers from CAW celebrating International >Women In Engineering Day

Our experienced management team is responsible for
overseeing the strategic direction of each company
to ensure that they comply with the commercial
objectives of the Anglian Water Group.

Our board

Our board is responsible for setting the strategy for Anglian Venture Holdings, approving significant strategic business acquisitions and overseeing the running of all the businesses.

Peter Simpson

Chairman of AVH and Group CEO

Peter has been Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group since October 2013; his previous roles include Managing Director of Anglian Water from January 2010 and Chief Operating Officer from 2004. After completing an MSc in Analytical Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, Peter joined Anglian Water as one of its first graduate management trainees. Since then he has remained with the company, with spells working in America, Europe and Asia.

As a founding member, and now co-chair, of the UK Corporate Leaders Group, he has championed business action on climate change over many years. He is also an active supporter of Business in the Community (BiTC), which focuses on the positive difference business can make to communities. He currently Chairs BiTC’s East of England Leadership Team and is a Trustee of the international water charity WaterAid. He is a Past President of the Institute of Water and a former Chair of Water UK.

Peter holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Environmentalist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of the Environment and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management.

Senior team

The Senior team within AVH are responsible for ensuring the operational activities are implemented effectively for each of their respective business.

Lucy Darch

CEO, Wave

Lucy became CEO of the new joint venture company Wave in August 2017. Lucy is responsible for overseeing and guiding the leadership team of Wave to achieve its strategic objectives. Previously, Lucy was Managing Director of NWG Retail for two years, whereby she was responsible for leading the inception of the retail business for Northumbrian Water Group, as the non-household water market deregulated. Lucy qualified from Oxford Polytechnic with a 2:1 in Business Studies and Geography and has since also gained qualifications in Sales Promotion, Renewable Energy and Renewable Heat and is also a qualified Living Leader Coach.