Chris Jones is Research and Development Manager at Northumbrian Water Group, which supplies water and sewerage services to 4.2 million customers in the north east and south east of England. He has led R&D at NWG since 1997, managing in-house teams and collaborative R&D, particularly with academic partners - NWG is currently supporting more than £37M of UKRI grant funded research. Between 1998 and 2011 Chris worked extensively with the SUEZ Group water research team, coordinating NWG’s involvement in a global collaborative research and innovation programme. Since 2000, he has sat on UK Water Industry Research’s Advisory Group, which determines the collaborative research programme for the UK water industry. He is also an experienced non-executive director, having been a Board member of the Sensors for Water Interest Group for 15 years (Chair between 2010 and 2012) and Director of RTC North Ltd since 2013. Chris is passionate about water and the environment, and the people, communities, and businesses that use them.
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