South East Water
Dr Simon Earl is the Operations Director for South East Water accountable for providing water to over 2 million people every day across the South East of England. Simon’s first degree was in Genetics from the University of Liverpool and he went on to complete an MSc and PhD in Advanced Plant Genetics at the University of Nottingham. Following completion of his PhD in 2003, Simon took the decision to move into the scientific industry progressing through operational and senior business management roles at Yorkshire Water and Thames Water including running the UK’s largest Water Production business. In 2015, Simon made the move onto the Executive team at South East Water. Simon is also a Non-Executive Director with the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme, is a member of the Institute of Directors, a rugby coach for Haslemere RFC and a mentor to several industry graduates and managers.