Richard's Role at UPP
Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2016. Prior to this, he was Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Water Limited, the largest water only supplier in the UK, a position he held for five years from 2010. Richard also worked for 13 years at Veolia Water UK Limited, part of Veolia Environnement SA, the global leader in optimised resource management.
During his time at Veolia Water UK Limited, Richard held a number of senior financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer for six years. In this role, he helped grow the turnover of the business from £250 million to £600 million; led the sale of Veolia’s interest in Southern Water in 2006 and the acquisition of non-regulated contracts from Thames Water and United Utilities in 2007 and 2010 respectively; and managed the refinancing of £200 million of debt at Three Valleys Water, the debut long dated Sterling bond issue for Veolia Environnement SA. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.