Kirsty Ayres

Optimisation Portfolio Manager, Anglian Water

Kirsty leads the Water System Optimisation portfolio at Anglian Water to develop smart water systems from source to tap considering the optimal journey for the water to our customers, by taking a holistic view of the system that balances the needs of the system and the business.

Kirsty was the Institute of Water’s Rising Star 2018 (South-East), which recognises emerging talent in the water industry. She remains an active member of the South-East committee and led the launch of a Young Person’s Network at the institute.

Kirsty was a finalist in the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards 2019, in the category Best Woman in Environment and Sustainability.