Richard Aylard CVO

External Affairs and Sustainability Director, Thames Water


Richard Aylard has worked for Thames Water since 2002 and has been Director of External Affairs and Sustainability since 2006. He is a member of the Executive Team and leads the company’s engagement with external stakeholders, including Government, the Environment Agency and the Consumer Council for Water, and is the principal spokesperson with the media and other audiences.
In his previous career he served in the Royal Navy and as Private Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales. He has a degree in Applied Zoology and Mathematics and is a Fellow of WWF and an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.