Andy Green CBE elected new chair for international charity WaterAid

Posted by
Ekene Oboko
22 October 2020

Mr Green was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, which set the UK space sector on its current growth trajectory He received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2020 for services to the information technology sector and to the British Space Industry.

A long-term supporter of WaterAid, his not-for-profit work focuses on helping develop a vibrant sustainable UK economy for the next generation and supporting the development of the poorest in the world, whilst protecting the environment.

Mr Green holds a number of Chair, Non-Executive Director and advisory roles, linked by his passion for how technology transforms business and our daily lives. He splits his time between commercial and societal development roles, while making time to work with start-ups.

He chairs Lowell Group, one of Europe’s largest credit management companies; is Senior Independent Director at Airtel Africa, the UK listed mobile operator in 14 African countries, and is a NED at Link Administration Holdings, an international provider of financial administration services. He is a National Infrastructure Commissioner and a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and WWF UK.

His past appointments include CEO BT Global Services, CEO Logica, SID ARM Holdings, Chair IG Group Holdings plc and Chair Digital Catapult.

Andy Green, CBE, said:

“I am proud to be joining the team at WaterAid. I am passionate about making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene available to everyone, everywhere and look forward to helping bring these basic human rights to poor communities across the world.”

Tim Wainwright, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Andy as our new chair at WaterAid. His extensive experience of business leadership and advisory roles will be vital as we continue to work towards our vision of a world where everyone everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene within the coming decade.”

Mr Green replaces Tim Clark who joined WaterAid in 2013.

WaterAid worked with Macaulay Search and Nurole in the search and appointment of its new Chair.


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WaterAid is working to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. The international not-for-profit organisation works in 28 countries to change the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 26.4 million people with clean water and 26.3 million people with decent toilets. For more information, visit, follow @WaterAid or @WaterAidPress on Twitter, or find WaterAid UK on Facebook at

  • 785 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water close to home.[1]
  • 2 billion people in the world – almost one in four – do not have a decent toilet of their own.[2]
  • Around 310,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's almost 800 children a day, or one child every two minutes.[3]
  • Every £1 invested in water and toilets returns an average of £4 in increased productivity.[4]
  • Just £15 can provide one person with clean water.[5]

[1] WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG Baselines

[2] WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG Baselines

[3] Prüss-Ustün et al. (2014) and The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (2018)

[4] World Health organization (2012) Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage