About Us

Cheap, resilient and environmentally sustainable water is achievable and I think approaches like improving water efficiency can make improvements on all three fronts. We are really lucky to have a campaigning body like Waterwise that is focused on this single but very important issue.

Rachel Fletcher, CEO, Ofwat

Our Vision

Water will be used wisely, every day, everywhere.

Our Values

Purpose, pioneering, passion, people.

Meet the Waterwise Team

Barbara Hale 

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Barbara is our Marketing and Business Development Manager with 3+ years of experience in marketing and a background in finance. She loves all things digital, dry humour and martial arts. 

Barbara’s sustainability pledge is to have 2 meat-free days every week in 2020.

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Stephanie Hurry 

Head of Water Efficiency Engagement 

Stephanie aka ‘Water Saving Steff’ has been in the Water Industry for seven years and is the Head of Water Efficiency Engagement at Waterwise. She loves travelling, reading, photography and her two pet rabbits Ralph and Millie.

Stephanie’s sustainability pledge is to reduce her fast fashion and meat consumption throughout the year.



Stella Lindsey 

Office Manager

Stella has over 20 years experience in operations management and is the Office Manager at Waterwise.  Stella loves gardening, good food, sunshine and organising!

Stella’s sustainability pledge is to not buy water in plastic bottles for a year.



Lydia Makin 

Policy and Projects Manager 

Lydia loves all things environmental. From her degree to her diet she enjoys the eco things in life. She has been in the Water Industry for four years, learning lots from her graduate scheme at Welsh Water and now at Waterwise, she feels very lucky to work for a company that aligns with her ambitions to make a positive impact on the planet.

Lydia’s sustainability pledge is to not buy any clothes this year. 



Kate Marx 

Campaigns and Social Research Manager 

Kate has over a decade of experience as a social scientist, She has a PhD in Anthrozoology, and loves anything to do with other species. Kate is our Campaigns and Social Research Manager, and in her spare time she takes photographs, tries out new vegan restaurants and chills out with her dog Honey. 
Kate’s sustainability pledge is not to buy anything with palm oil in it.



Nathan Richardson 

Head of Strategy and Policy

Nathan has over 30 years experience in the water sector working in academia, for the Water Industry, in consultancy and for NGOs. He is our Head of Strategy & Policy and in his spare time is a natural and human history buff and long-suffering Aston Villa fan.

Nathan’s sustainability pledge is to install/use more water butts, so that he will only need to top up his pond with rainwater.



Nicci Russell 

Managing Director

Nicci has had a twenty-year career in the water sector across government, regulators and Waterwise and is a former Junior school Chair of Governors and a mum to three – she loves people, politics, music and nature. 

Nicci’s sustainability pledge is to not buy new clothes for a year. 




Meet the Waterwise Board

Andy Blackhall 

Non-Executive Director

Martin Bradbury 


Lee Horrocks

Deputy Chair

Karma Loveday 

Non-Executive Director

Rose O’Neill

Non-Executive Director

Nicci Russell 

Managing Director

Jonathan Straight 

Non-Executive Director

Suzanne Thompson

Non-Executive Director