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Monisha Gower

Monisha Gower

assets director, Northumbrian Water
Monisha Gower joined Northumbrian Water Group in May as the new Assets Director. She brings a wealth of experience delivering Capital Programmes and Asset Management from the Energy sector spanning the last 13 years. In 2009, Monisha joined National Grid Electricity Transmission Construction delivering major infrastructure projects and programmes of work, culminating as Senior Project Manager for the South West region. Monisha moved to Cadent Gas in 2016 and held a number of senior management positions, most recently as Head of Investment Planning for the Eastern Network, Cadent’s largest regulatory network, accountable for Asset Management & Investment (£1.2b across RIIO2), Design, Delivery for two thirds of regulatory capital plan, Project Controls and Asset Data. Prior to that, Monisha worked in IT Project Management, delivering enterprise server fulfilment projects, laptop and desktop deployments working with major players including Hewlett Packard, Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens.Monisha has a Master’s Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, following a Batchelor of Engineering Degree in the same discipline. She is a Member of the Association of Project Managers (MAPM), certified PM Practitioner (IPMA Level C), and Member of Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET). Monisha was a Finalist in the 2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes. She strives to encourage Women in Engineering, Inclusion & Diversity stretching from Client Utility organisations and right into the supply chain to stimulate the market. She is passionate about shaping the next generation of leaders, and is a mentor and Board member of Future Leaders Mentoring.