Southern Water

Southern Water is the private utility company responsible for the public wastewater collection and treatment in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent, and for the public water supply and distribution in approximately half of this area.

Board member – Mike Kay

Mike Kay Mike graduated from City University, London 1984 with a Civil Engineering BSc degree. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE) with over 35 years’ experience. He initially was sponsored (thin sandwich degree) by Wimpey Construction, gaining a wide variety of construction site experience. Mike progressed to gain structural design experience with Consultants and (Design and Construct) Process contractors,  including seismic design of large heavy reinforced concrete safety related structure (BCI winner 1989).

He joined the water industry in 1994 and was recently involved in site selection studies for Thames Tideway Tunnel and management of detailed design for Beckton Pumping Station as part of the Lee Tunnel Project.  Currently Mike is Engineering Technical Manager for Southern Water’s Engineering and Technical Solutions (ETS) department. He is responsible for managing civil, mechanical, electrical and ICA, and CAD resources (circa 80 staff).

Mike joined IAB in 2017 in order to offer the benefits of his broad experience to the University of Brighton.