Karl Simons

Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing
Thames Water Utilities

Karl is Head of Health, Safety, Security and Wellbeing at Thames Water and is responsible for the strategic direction of each discipline within a business responsible for the provision of safe and secure water and sanitation for 15Million customers. He has 25 years of experience in industry, having held senior executive positions working across all continents in numerous safety critical industries including oil, gas, minerals, rail, construction and water.  He holds a Masters degree in Safety, Health and the Environment, is a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Occupational Safety & Health Practitioner.

Karl is a regular lecturer at the University of Cambridge and holds a position as Main Board Director for the global organisation Water Sanitation for the Urban Poor.  He is a member of the Strategic Security Board for the UK Water Industry and is Chairman of the London Health & Safety Directors Forum.