Peter Simpson in a navy suit looking at the camera

Peter Simpson

Managing Director,
AWS
Chief Executive,
Anglian Water Group

Circular Economy Taskforce
Chair, East of England Leadership Board
Place Leadership Team
The Prince’s Responsible Business Ambassadors East of England
Chair, Water Taskforce

Peter Simpson has been Chief Executive of Anglian Water Group since October 2013, and was previously MD of Anglian Water from January 2010, and Chief Operating Officer from 2004. He was Chairman of Water UK from April 2012 to October 2013, and is a Past President of the Institute of Water.

Peter is a member of Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. This influences at a national, EU and global level to reduce carbon emissions, and to champion resource efficiency in water, energy and other natural resources.

Peter also works with Business in the Community (BITC) as Chair of the Water Taskforce as well as being part of the BITC Circular Economy Taskforce and the Place Leadership Team. He is also on the Board of Trustees of WaterAid.

Peter is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Environmentalist.  In 2016 he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of the Environment and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, as well as Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

About BITC’s leadership teams and taskforces

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Place Leadership Team is to unlock the collaborative potential of business to strengthen communities across the UK.

Find out more about BITC’s work on place.

BITC’s Circular Economy Taskforce brings together a group of senior executives committed to delivering a high impact programme to bring the circular economy to life.

BITC’s Water Taskforce is a cross-sectoral group that convenes to collaborate around shared problems on water and the natural environment. They use action research to address challenging environmental issues that impact across sectors and in partnership with government.

The group has identified that cross cutting themes such as innovative financing mechanisms, digital and skills are integral to overcoming environmental challenges that will achieve positive social change.

The taskforce supports BITC’s Environment Leadership Team, who are helping business drive innovation that turns the threats of the climate emergency into opportunity for people and nature.

Find out more about BITC’s work on the environment.