David Riley

David Riley

Company: Anglian Water

Job title: Head of carbon neutrality


David Riley is the Head of Carbon Neutrality within Anglian Water responsible for developing and implementing energy and carbon strategies for one of the largest water companies in the UK and also chair of the Water UK Carbon Working Group and member of the Green Construction Board Infrastructure Working Group.

In 2013 he chaired the steering group that developed the HM Treasury Infrastructure Carbon Review and more recently was part of the steering group that delivered PAS 2080:2016 Carbon Management in Infrastructure.

David is a graduate from the University of Bath with a Master of Science in Integrated Environmental Management. Having worked in both finance and the manufacturing sectors, David joined the water industry in 2000 focussing on both energy and carbon management.



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