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Nicci Russell

Nicci Russell

Managing director, Waterwise
Nicci​ ​has​ ​been​ ​Managing​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Waterwise​ ​since​ ​March​ ​2017.

Prior​ ​to​ ​this,​ ​from​ ​January​ ​2013,​ ​Nicci​ ​was​ ​a​ ​Director​ ​at​ ​Ofwat,​ ​where​ ​she​ ​led​ ​Ofwat’s​ ​work on​ ​resilience​ ​and​ ​independent​ ​regulation​ ​and​ ​its​ ​relationship​ ​with​ ​the​ ​UK​ ​and​ ​Welsh Governments​ ​and​ ​with​ ​environmental​ ​groups.​ ​She​ ​also​ ​led​ ​Ofwat’s​ ​strategic​ ​approach​ ​in Wales.
 
Nicci​ ​is​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​Southern​ ​Water’s​ ​Customer​ ​Advisory​ ​Panel/Customer​ ​Challenge Group.​ ​She​ ​also​ ​sits​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Westminster​ ​Sustainable​ ​Business​ ​Forum’s​ ​Advisory​ ​Board. 

Nicci​ ​was​ ​Policy​ ​Director​ ​and​ ​co-founder​ ​of​ ​Waterwise​ ​from​ ​2005.​ ​She​ ​sat​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Waterwise Board​ ​as​ ​a​ ​Non-Executive​ ​Director​ ​from​ ​November​ ​2015. 

Nicci’s​ ​background​ ​is​ ​in​ ​government​ ​and​ ​policy,​ ​including​ ​four​ ​years​ ​as​ ​Special​ ​Adviser​ ​at the​ ​Department​ ​for​ ​Environment,​ ​Food​ ​and​ ​Rural​ ​Affairs.​ ​She​ ​worked​ ​for​ ​11​ ​years​ ​for​ ​Rt​ ​Hon Margaret​ ​Beckett​ ​MP,​ ​former​ ​Secretary​ ​of​ ​State​ ​for​ ​Environment,​ ​Food​ ​and​ ​Rural​ ​Affairs. 

Nicci​ ​lives​ ​in​ ​Shropshire​ ​with​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​three​ ​children. 
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