Peter Simpson

Chief Executive Officer, Anglian Water


Peter’s career in the water industry has covered eight countries across three continents, including Regional Director for Europe and South America based in the Czech Republic, and Senior VP based in the USA.

He 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-October 2013, and is a Past President of the Institute of Water.

Peter is a member of Cambridge University’s ‘Programme for Sustainability Leadership’ Climate Change Leaders Group. 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 as Chair of the Well being leadership team (focussed on improving employee wellbeing) and Chairs the Water Taskforce as well as being part of the BiTC Circular Economy Team.

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.