John Edwards

Managing Director
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John Edwards

Managing Director

John joined Morrison Utility Services in 2012 as a Contract Director and was appointed Managing Director of Morrison Water Services in April 2021. John has spent 20 years in the utility sector working on traditional and alliance/joint venture contracts across the water, gas and telecom sectors. John has a DMS from Manchester Business School and has an MSc in Strategic Change Management. John is also a member of IGEM.

Lawrence Summers

Executive Director
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Lawrence Summers

Executive Director

Lawrence rejoined Morrison Utility Services in 2017 as a Contract Director and was appointed Executive Director in January 2020. Lawrence has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years with the majority of those spent in the water sector. He has a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies and is a Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor.

Scott Beard

Executive Director
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Scott Beard

Executive Director

Scott joined Morrison Utility Services in 2019, after a career spanning over 20 years in the Regulated Water Sector with United Utilities and Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, in which he held senior Leadership and Technical positions across Water Distribution, Treatment and Support Services. Scott  has extensive experience in working on Traditional and Alliance contracts across the water market and he was appointed as the Executive Director for Water (North) in January 2021, responsible for our Water Contracts and Business’ in the Northern Area. Scott holds a General Management Diploma from Cranfield University.

Peter Carolan

Executive Director
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Peter Carolan

Executive Director

Peter Carolan joined Morrison Utility Services in 2012 as a Contract Director and was appointed as Executive Director in April 2019. Peter will be Executive Director for Morrison Water Services and Morrison Energy Services from 1 April 2021.

Tim Sargent

Business Development Director
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Tim Sargent

Business Development Director

Tim joined Morrison Utility Services in March 2009 having previously worked for a number of the UK's leading and largest utility service providers and now is Business Development Director for Morrison Water Services following the M Group Services restructure in April 2021. He is responsible for business development and a broad range of associated activities for MWS, while also having an active role engaging Water Division sister companies where they can add value to clients. Tim has a BSc degree in civil engineering, Diploma in Marketing and significant experience in water & wastewater bid activity, marketing and associated functions, he has a particular interest in customer service and innovation.

James Hobson

Executive Director
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James Hobson

Executive Director

James is the Finance Director for the Morrison Water Services Division. With a background in commercial and contractual finance, he has amassed over 10 years of experience. James aims to develop a strong finance team that is seen as core to helping MWS organically grow its bottom line and margins. Away from the business, James is married with 2 young kids, spending any spare time playing or watching an array of sports.

Rachel Fayers

Head of Human Resources
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Rachel Fayers

Head of Human Resources

Rachel joined M Group Services in 2020 as Head of HR. Rachel’s HR career spans over 20 years, across a number of sectors, including professional services, financial services and the rail industry, in the UK and overseas. Most recently, Rachel was at Deloittein a senior HR role working with theAudit & Assurance practice. Rachel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Andy Carter

Director of IT, Innovation & Improvement
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Andy Carter

Director of IT, Innovation & Improvement

Andy joined the business in March 2010 to identify, develop and implement innovative solutions and process improvements to support growth, to improve efficiency. He is a qualified Civil Engineer with an Executive MBA. Andy and his team have supported numerous tenders, contract mobilisations and business improvement initiatives and they are also the primary point of contact for changes to our IT systems.

In 2018 Andy took on additional responsibility for IT and Innovation; creating a combined and collaborative team under the ‘Intelligent Solutions’ banner. Working closely with our contracts to continuously improve our service offering, the Intelligent Solutions team facilitate the introduction of innovations via our Applied Innovation Model (AIM).

 

Paul Kerridge

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director
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Paul Kerridge

Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director

Paul joined Morrison Utility Services in October 2007 as Safety, Quality, Environment & Quality Director having previously worked in the sector for 20 years, having had a varied career including spending 24 years as a Royal Engineer. Paul has a Masters Degree in Occupational Health & Safety Management, is a member of the EEIAS governing body for EU skills and a Chartered Member of IOSH.

Mick Standen

Commercial Director
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Mick Standen

Commercial Director

Mick joined Morrison Utility Services in 2002 as a Commercial Manager, became Commercial Director in 2009, and was appointed Executive Director (Commercial) in 2017.  Mick has over 25 years’ experience in the engineering and utility sector and extensive experience of working under long-term frameworks and collaborative contracts. Over this time he has helped to develop various procurement solutions alongside our clients’ teams for large Utility frameworks and commercial control mechanisms for complex work streams. Mick will be Commercial Director of Morrison Water Services from 1 April 2021.