Mr John R Spain

John was born in North Essex and brought up in Harwich and in Nottingham and graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

John’s career in the UK Water Industry commenced shortly after graduation in 1971, and was pursued in the varied locations of Nottingham, Broadstairs, Rochdale, Leeds and Bradford. His area of speciality was the design, construction, and management of Capital Works, and ultimately he was responsible for Yorkshire Water’s Capital Programme of investments, valued at around £300m pa. 

Since leaving Yorkshire Water in 2006, he now supplies consultancy services to a number of clients in the Utility and Contracting sectors, both in the UK and beyond. Professionally, he is a Chartered Civil Engineer.

He has 3 children and his interests include mountain biking, keeping fit at the gym, hill walking, genealogy, gardening (fruit growing), and watching cricket.