With extensive health and safety and senior managerial experience, Nicola is the Health and Safety Director at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, where she has worked since 2010.
Having spent most of her career in the water industry, Nicola is responsible for developing and leading Dŵr Cymru’s health, safety and well-being improvement strategy. Reporting to the Chief Executive, she provides direction and leadership as part of the executive management team. She also leads a team of health and safety professionals managing a range of advisory and governance functions supporting over 3,500 employees and their contract partners.
A chartered health and safety professional, Nicola started her working life in Yorkshire and was previously the health and safety manager for the privately owned Kelda Group (Yorkshire Water Services) for 14 years. She devised and implemented the Group’s health and safety management systems and improvement plans.
Nicola has been a member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health for 29 years, including 6 years as an elected Council Member. She has also been an active member of the Water UK Occupational Health and Safety Group for the last 23 years.