|Bob Gallienne – Street Works UK Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Bob is a qualified Public Finance Accountant and has held a number of senior roles, across all business areas, in the UK water industry (successively at Severn Trent, South West Water and United Utilities), as well as internationally. These include roles at South West Water with full responsibility for Customer Services and IS, and international board level roles at Manila Water (Group Director for Customer Service) and Sofia Water (Managing Director), as Chief Executive and Chairman of AS Tallinna Vesi and now his role as CEO at Street Works UK since August 2013.
Bob is focussing on working with industry colleagues, national and local governments and other key stakeholders to identify those areas where improvement is still needed with the aim of working together to implement a plan of action.
|Rob Wesley – Street Works UK Finance Director
Rob Wesley has been Finance Director of Street Works UK since December 2009. In addition to his Street Works UK role, Rob is Head of Policy for Water UK, responsible for ensuring policy consistency across Water UK’s activities and leading policy development, advocacy and implementation on market reform and customer issues, including metering and charging, debt and affordability and customer engagement and involvement.
Prior to joining Water UK in 2007, Rob held a variety of roles at Severn Trent Water and at Ofwat
|Samantha Brothwell – Street Works UK Strategy and Risk Director
Samantha Brothwell was appointed to the Street Works UK Board in December 2012. Samantha is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution, Electricity Distribution Network Operator for the Midlands, South West of England and South Wales. Samantha is also the current chair of the Energy Networks Association Street Works Forum, East Midlands Joint Utility Group, East Midlands HAUC (Utility Side) and a member of the Co-ordination Working Group.
Samantha has worked in the electricity sector since 1990, and has had responsibility for Street Works since 2000.
|Paul Fidler – Executive Director of Safety and Policy
Paul is the Engineering Development Manager with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) and also sits on the board of Street Works UK as Safety and Policy Director. He has over 22 years’ experience in the electricity network industry, with 20 of those working for Scottish Power in various operational, design and asset management roles where he was instrumental in introducing Condition Based Maintenance techniques for 11kV & 33kV switchgear.
He joined ENA in April 2011 and liaises with all network operators on matters associated with R&D and Smarter Networks. Paul also looks after street work matters and joined the National Joint Utilities Group board as Safety and Policy Director in January 2012.
|Tom Lambert – Street Works UK Associate Members Director
Tom Lambert is Associate Director of Street Works UK and Balfour Beatty’s Street Works General Manager. With almost three decades of experience in the street works industry, Tom is well placed to promote best practice across the sector through effective collaboration and innovation.
Having an instrumental role in the creation of the Street Works UK associate membership programme, in 2012 Tom received the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) Award for Outstanding Contribution.
|Richard Walsh – Street Works UK Communications Director
Richard is Public Affairs Manager at Cadent.
Elizabeth Draper is Head of Compliance and Regulation for Streetworks at Openreach, with responsibility for informing and guiding Openreach operational teams on NRSWA (New Roads and Street Works Act) regulation and compliance. She was previously Head of Streetworks at Openreach, re-building and transforming the street works organisation. She joined BT Group on the accelerated leadership programme in 2011 and is experienced in programme management as well as running large operational teams.
Paula Steer is currently Director of Operational Services and Transformation at United Utilities. She is a chartered surveyor and has over 30 years’ experience in the property and utility industries.
In her current role as the Director of Operational Services and Transformation, she is responsible for property, transport, streetworks, assurance, developer and metering services together with governance of the transformation programme. Paula also holds a director role in United Utilities’ non-regulated property company. Paula will soon be taking on the role of Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing.
Throughout her career she has always been a keen and active supporter of women in business, and is sponsor of UU’s Gender Equality network.
Nigel has been in the Telecommunications industry since the mid 1990’s, when the regional cable companies originally installed their infrastructure. After various mergers over the years, Nigel now heads up the Statutory and Street Works Team for Virgin Media, ensuring compliance with all current and proposed legislation which affects works and apparatus in the public highway.
Prior to making the move into the Telecommunications industry, Nigel worked on the tools as a street mason, where his interest and knowledge of street works originated.
|Tom Ward – Company Secretary
Tom Ward is a solicitor and Head of Business Defence and Dispute Resolution at Oliver Legal Solicitors. A major part of his practice involves advising statutory undertakers and contractors on NRWSA and TMA regulatory compliance and litigation risk avoidance. He is lauded by clients for his “excellent work” and “support and assistance… which has been fantastic”. Notable cases include: Hertfordshire CC v National Grid  EWHC 2535 (Admin) and R v Thames Water Utilities  EWCA Crim 202.