Chief Executive of Southern Water, Ian McAulay, joins Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership CEO Council

The Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership has welcomed its newest CEO Council member, Ian McAulay of Southern Water.

The Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership has welcomed its newest CEO Council member, Ian McAulay of Southern Water.

Ian becomes part of the 28 leaders from energy & utility organisations across the sector that make up the CEO Council. Their objective is to collaborate at the highest level on 2-3 key priorities a year for the sector. Supporting the CEO council in their mission is the Delivery Board; responsible for the delivery against the Council’s selected priorities for the sector.

Ian McAualy, comments on his joining of the CEO Council: “Securing the skills we need is essential to protecting our environment, enabling sustainable growth and achieving Southern Water’s ambition of a resilient water future for the South East. With 9% of our workforce reaching retirement age over the next six years, we need to find ways of nurturing the next generation.

 We’ve invested in apprenticeships, graduate schemes and training for our colleagues and are creating a skills academy from the ground up. Our ambition is for a collaborative space where utility providers, their delivery partners and other stakeholders across the South East can share knowledge and develop the skills we all need.

 In the short-term, we’re undertaking a thorough evaluation of our existing skills provision to understand current and future gaps in our skills and knowledge which will allow us to refresh our offer and respond to the megatrends of the fourth industrial revolution. This will give us a strong foundation to work with our partners and stakeholders to identify and address the shared skills challenges we face.”


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