Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Bob Stear

Bob Stear

head of innovation, Severn Trent

Bob is the Head of Innovation at Severn Trent Plc – who provide and treat water and waste water in the UK and internationally. Bob’s career has split into two halves; the first in operations management of sewage treatment and water production facilities serving circa 2 million customers and the second in strategic planning and innovation.  

In 2013 Bob was seconded into Defra for a year to work on implementation of the Water Act 2014. He now runs Severn Trent’s Innovation portfolio that is geared towards the Company purpose;  “To serve our communities and build a lasting water legacy”. 


The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise