Andrew Baird

Andrew is WPL’s Technical Director. Andrew has worked for WPL since 2006 and has nearly 30 years’ experience in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Andrew has a background in traditional engineering and technical business development and has worked on technical projects for BAE Systems, North West Water & Yorkshire Water to name a few.

Andrews’s commercial awareness goes hand in hands with his excellent knowledge in industrial effluent treatment and broad knowledge of Europe’s water and wastewater treatment needs in manufacturing and process industries.

Convenor of the British Water’s Packaged Treatment Plant Focus Group

Andrew is also the Convenor of the British Water’s Packaged Treatment Plant Focus Group. The Focus Group has been formed to provide input to the continued development of British and European Standards and promote good practice in design, installation and maintenance of package treatment plants.

The Environment Agency, Defra and Natural Resources Wales are proactively involved with this group, which has regular meetings with all of the UK regulators.

Andrew is also a member of the British Standards Institute (BSI) committee on wastewater treatment plants. As British Water’s representative in Working Group 41 (BSI), he will help shape two British Standards (BS) that will also contribute to European Norms (EN).