NJUG Board Members

NJUG Board Members


  Bob Gallienne –  NJUG Chief Executive Officer

Bob is a qualified Public Finance Accountant and has held a number of senior roles, across all business areas, in the UK water industry (successively at Severn Trent, South West Water   and United Utilities), as well as internationally. These include roles at South West Water with full responsibility for Customer Services and IS, and international board level roles at Manila Water (Group Director for Customer Service) and Sofia Water (Managing Director), as Chief Executive and Chairman of AS Tallinna Vesi and now his role as CEO at NJUG since August 2013.

Bob is focussing on working with industry colleagues, national and local governments and other key stakeholders to identify those areas where improvement is still needed with the aim of working together to implement a plan of action.

  Dave Turnbull  – NJUG Legal Director

Dave is a senior regulatory specialist working in the Legal, Risk and Equivalence in the Openreach division of BT. He  was involved with the development of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004. Dave advises NJUG members of the legal aspects of this legislation including regulations and Codes of Practice.

Dave has a law degree and provides advice and support to Openreach on street works and all network related legislation affecting communications companies.

  Rob Wesley –  NJUG Finance Director

Rob Wesley has been Finance Director of NJUG since December 2009. In addition to his NJUG role, Rob is Head of Policy for Water UK, responsible for ensuring policy consistency across Water UK’s activities and leading policy development, advocacy and implementation on market reform and customer issues, including metering and charging, debt and affordability and customer engagement and involvement.

Prior to joining Water UK in 2007, Rob held a variety of roles at Severn Trent Water and at Ofwat

  Samantha Brothwell – NJUG Strategy and Risk Director

Samantha Brothwell was appointed to the NJUG Board in December 2012. Samantha is the Street Works Policy Manager for Western Power Distribution, Electricity Distribution Network Operator for the Midlands, South West of England and South Wales. Samantha is also the current chair of the Energy Networks Association Street Works Forum, East Midlands Joint Utility Group, East Midlands HAUC (Utility Side) and a member of the Co-ordination Working Group.

Samantha has worked in the electricity sector since 1990, and has had responsibility for Street Works since 2000.

   Paul Fidler – Executive Director of Safety and Policy

Paul is the Engineering Development Manager with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) and also sits on the board of NJUG as Safety and Policy Director. He has over 22 years’ experience in the     electricity network industry, with 20 of those working for Scottish Power in various operational, design and asset management roles where he was instrumental in introducing Condition Based Maintenance techniques for 11kV & 33kV switchgear.

He joined ENA in April 2011 and liaises with all network operators on matters associated with R&D and Smarter Networks. Paul also looks after street work matters and joined the National Joint Utilities Group board as Safety and Policy Director in January 2012.

 Anita Solanki – NJUG Associate Members Director

Anita Solanki is Head of Streetworks Policy for Kier Services Utilities. She has responsibility for maintaining relationships with key clients and highway authorities, as well as for Government stakeholder engagement. She is an Associate Director at NJUG and co-chair of the Performance Working Group representing HAUC UK in conjunction with the Department for Transport. She is HAUC UK’s National Conference co-chair.