Bob Taylor

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  Bob Taylor

Bob Taylor

CEO , Portsmouth Water

Bob Taylor has 35 years experience of the global water industry and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Portsmouth Water. Owned by Ancala Partners, Portsmouth Water has a 160 year history of providing water services on the south coast of the UK, today serving a population of around 800,000. The Company has a well established reputation as one of the consistently best performers in the sector at lowest price and is about to embark on the first major reservoir project to be built in the UK since privatization. Prior to this Bob was Operations Director – Drinking Water Services for South West Water, part of the FTSE listed Pennon Group. Bob joined South West Water in 2016 following Pennon’s acquisition of Bournemouth Water in 2015 where he held the positions of Managing Director and Director of Operations. Prior to this Bob was Business Development Director with Singaporean group Sembcorp, responsible for development of the municipal water and wastewater business within most countries outside Asia with a specific focus on the Middle East, South America and India.  

Bob holds a B.Sc. (hons) in Civil Engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, an Public Health Engineering from Imperial College, London and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of West London. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Director/fellow of the Institute of Water, a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management. 

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