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Meet our Board

Paul Bresnan

Chief Executive

Paul has a Mechanical Engineering background with over 30 years experience across the UK’s Utility sector including water, power networks, military and nuclear. He has direct design and construction experience in delivering some of the country’s most strategic assets at project, programme and business level. These have included the turnkey delivery of the channel tunnel electrification, BNFLs facility at Sellafields and the PSAs military fuelling strategy.

Paul joined MWH Treatment in 2014 as an Operations Director. In 2016 he was appointed Managing Director. He has responsibility for all areas of the business and direct ExCom responsibility for our United Utilities, Severn Trent and Thames Water frameworks .

In the last three years Paul has lead MWH Treatments transformation to a standalone corporate business. Paul has also lead several improvement initiatives. His strategic focus introduced Treatment’s Six Strategic Priorities approach to strategy and objectives. His safety first commitment has seen us appoint a Director level Head of Health and Safety. Pauls passion for meaningful staff engagement and staff growth has lead to the development and implementation of Treatments People Plan. Paul’s client relationship focus and collaborative sector leadership have been fundamental to our successful AMP7 campaign, after which MWH Treatment remain the water sectors most partnered solution provider.

After the RSK acquisition of MWH Treatment Paul was made CEO of MWHT.

Mark Allan

Director of UK Operations

Mark is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years experience in the design and build of treatment plants. Operating from site engineer to main board Director for Gleesons and Black and Veatch, including the successful delivery of major projects and programmes across the UK including Scottish Water’s £120m Loch Katrine

Mark joined MWH Treatment in October 2016 as Director of UK Operations with direct responsibility for our Anglian, Scottish and Southern Water Frameworks. Mark also has Ex-Comm responsibility for Safety, Health, Environmental Quality and Procurement functions and  leads the company’s Governance and Risk Committee.

Mark has been instrumental in the formation and establishment of our ESD joint venture with Galliford Try, now delivering £150m per year for Scottish Water and the AMP7 extensions to our Anglian Water and Southern Water frameworks.

Mark is passionate about Operational Efficiencies and currently leads several business improvement initiatives including the further development of our programme management and project controls capability and our direct workforce.

Nick Davies

Finance Director

Nick has worked directly in the engineering and construction sector for over 25 years has detailed knowledge and understanding of financial performance and control from projects and programmes through to business level.

Nick has direct responsibility for financial control and accounting in all areas of the business. He sits as an active joint venture board member for our Advance Plus (United Utilities) and SMB (Thames Water) joint ventures. Nick also sits on MWH Treatment’s Governance and Risk Commitee.

Nick joined MWH Treatment through MWH Constructors 2006 acquisition of Biwater. He was a critical member of that acquisition team. In recent years, following the company’s acquisition by Oaktree, Nick has had Ex-Comm responsibility for successfully leading our transition strategy, including the creation of the MWH Treatment dedicated corporate IT platforms and systems.

Nick has overseen the repositioning of finance within MWH Treatment. Nick believes that finance has much more potential to create value with its focus and oversight on project and programme performance including ensuring accounting consistency across our joint ventures.

Tom Standring

Engineering Director

Tom is a Structural Engineer with a Civil Engineering degree. He has over 35 years design and delivery experience working both as a consultant and contractor across various sectors including, nuclear, oil and gas and the water sector.

Tom has strategic responsibility for MWH Treatment’s 250 multi-disciplined engineering resources. In addition to Engineering, Tom has responsibility for the company’s central Marketing, Sales and Proposals functions.

Tom joined the company in 1997. His early experience includes the programme management of Scottish Water’s first partnered Coastal Towns and Coastal Communities programmes. In 2005 he returned to the company to head up its AMP 4 bid campaign. His subsequent leadership of the AMP 5 and AMP 6 campaigns resulted in a threefold growth of Treatment. Since 2014 Tom has led the growth of MWH Treatment’s Engineering from 65 to 250. In 2015 Tom reintroduced MWH Treatment’s graduate programme, which now has over 70 Engineering Graduates. Tom’s passion remains the innovation and value we create through our connectivity and always being a company that is greater than the sum of its regional parts.