Member of the Executive Committee
Career and responsibilities:
James is a chartered chemical engineer who joined Severn Trent on its graduate programme in 2003 and was appointed as Managing Director of Production in 2017. During his time with the business, James has had full accountability for the management of the operational multi-billion pound asset base, being responsible for producing and supplying drinking water and collecting and treating waste water for millions of customers across the Midlands. As part of that role, he has delivered industry-leading customer service performance, as well as driving sector-leading environmental results. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and has attended Harvard Business School.