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Bitesize: Peter Simpson CEO of Anglian Water

The Lens Bite Size is a series of micro episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, Oli Barrett MBE asks his guests about their responses to the COVID crisis and what can be done to future proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.


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In this episode, Oli Barrett is joined by Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water, for a remote conversation on the company's response to the pandemic and what leaders stand to learn from this scenario.


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Peter has been Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group since October 2013, and was previously MD of Anglian Water from January 2010, and Chief Operating Officer from 2004. He was Chairman of Water UK from April 2012-October 2013, and is a Past President of the Institute of Water. Peter is a member of Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. 


This influences at a national, EU and global level to reduce carbon emissions, and to champion resource efficiency in water, energy and other natural resources. Peter also works with Business in the Community as Chair of the Water Taskforce as well as being part of the BiTC Circular Economy Team and the Place Leadership Team. He has also recently joined the Board of Trustees of WaterAid. 


Peter is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmentalist. In 2016 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of the Environment and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, as well as Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.


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