Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

John Russell

John Russell

senior director of strategy and planning, Ofwat

John is currently Senior Director Strategy and Planning at Ofwat the economic regulator for the water sector in England and Wales.  Before that he worked in Shell’s group strategy and business environment teams where he was global manager for Shell’s work on city development in Indonesia, India and the Philippines. He also led Shell’s international programme of Energy Transition engagements. Prior to working at Shell John had a long career in the British Civil Service where he was the Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure UK in HM Treasury. In this role he developed the UK’s first National Infrastructure Plan. He has also had roles as Deputy Director for Growth and Productivity in the Treasury and Head of household energy efficiency policy in the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

John lives in the London with his wife and two children.


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