About us

Our leadership team

Dr Bob Stear MEng (Hons), PhD, MCIWEM, CWEM, FIWater

Dr Bob Stear

Chief Engineer

Membership: Executive Committee

Career and Responsibilities

Bob was appointed Chief Engineer in November 2018 and is a chartered Environmental Engineer who joined Severn Trent in 1997 as a process technician.  He has worked his way up through the company via operational, engineering, strategic and innovation roles, and now heads up the Chief Engineering directorate, which undertakes the initial planning for the c£6bn five-year Capital Programme.  In 2013, Bob worked alongside the Government on the implementation of the 2014 Water Act.  He has a PhD in waste water treatment and is a non-executive director of the World Water Innovation Forum.

Other Roles:

  • Non Exec Director of World Water Innovation Forum
  • Trustee of Kenilworth PHAB