Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

David Elliot

David Elliot

group strategy and new markets director, Wessex Water

David Elliott, Group Strategy and New Markets Director, Wessex Water Limited

David has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry and joined Wessex Water in 1985. David has held a number of posts over his career, including 20 years in operations.  He was appointed a Director of Wessex Water Services Ltd in 2007.

In April 2015 David took up his current group role to provide a strategic lead on Wessex Water’s approach to evolution of the UK water sector and is responsible for developing opportunities to utilise markets to deliver better outcomes for customers, communities, the environment and investors.

David is Chairman of Albion Water - a joint venture with Albion Water and Wessex Water to develop the role of NAVs in the water market and increase competition for developers.

David is Chairman of Water2Business – a joint venture with Bristol Water to retail water services to non household customers, and is a non-executive director of UKWIR.  He is also the founder of Business4Life, a leadership development programme involving setting up model businesses whose profits go to WaterAid.



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