RPS appoints new Managing Director in Services

08 Jan 2020

From Strategy to OperationsRPS has a long history supporting the UK water sector to meet its regulatory and strategic goals. Building asset resilience while hitting reduced leakage, pollution and flooding targets will be key to achieving the ambitious targets of the AMP7 cycle.

To ensure RPS grows our offering in line with our clients’ needs and market conditions, we’ve appointed Dr Conrad Ashby to lead our Water Operations business in the UK market. He will be accountable for setting the strategic direction of the business, while working closely with business partners and their teams to develop and implement cross-functional integration, growth and management of all aspects of our service offering. 

Commenting on his new role, Conrad said: “I have a great passion for delivering operational excellence and continuous improvement, for both internal teams and client outcomes. RPS has a strong reputation within the UK water sector and I’m delighted to be working with an exceptional team of people to meet the challenges of the next AMP cycle and beyond.”

Conrad has over 20 years’ experience working for contracting and client organisations in the water utility sector - supporting the delivery of customer and asset capabilities in both clean and waste water arenas. His experience includes a variety of commercial and operational roles within Thames Water and Yorkshire Water, and Lanes Group where as Managing Director of their Utilities division he led their expansion and development.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Paul Aitken said: “Conrad’s appointment is great news for RPS. His experience in the UK water sector and understanding of our clients is exceptional. He will be an enormous asset to both our water and surveying businesses, as we continue to develop and tailor our services to the water sector specifically while developing our growth strategy across the broader infrastructure sector."

About RPS

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,200 consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries across six continents RPS defines, designs and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, heath, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services.

RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.

RPS' London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L. For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.



Dr Conrad Ashby

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