S A R Markillie, Chairman, Water Management AllianceAccess to greater resources

Our Members are able to draw on the knowledge and experience of 178 Board Members who give their time freely to serve you, as custodians of our wonderful lowland environment. We collectively employ 86 people and each Member Board, through the WMA, provides a 24/7 flood response, surface water drainage and water level management service, primarily for the benefit of all those living and working in our Drainage Districts.

Management Structure

Each Member Board has its own business unit, which consists of directly employed staff, consultants, contractors, and collaborative arrangements with other Risk Management Authorities. The WMA organisation supports each Member Board’s business unit by providing them with administration and technical support services, and, operations delivery support in an emergency event. The way in which our Member Boards interface with the WMA can be viewed from each Board’s ‘Organisation’ webpage. The staff, their job roles and contact details are shown below, together with a summary table of the Annual Pay bands for all employees in our group:

Administration Team
Name Job Role Email Direct Dial
Karen Bingham Business Support Officer +44(0)1553 819610
Fran Bligh ICT Manager +44(0)1553 819629
Ben Blower Clerk, Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland IDB +44(0)1502 532312
Alex Burton Finance & Rating Officer +44(0)1553 819613
Katie Byrne Business Support Officer +44(0)1553 819610
Helen Byron ICT Officer +44(0)1553 819629
Phil Camamile Chief Executive +44(0)1553 819617
Cheryl Cocks Business Support Officer +44(0)1553 819633
Sue Cook Chief Executive’s PA +44(0)1553 819628
Mary Creasy ICT Officer +44(0)1553 819629
Sallyanne Jeffrey Finance & Rating Manager +44(0)1553 819614
Debbie Lovegrove Assistant to the Clerk, Waveney, Lower Yare & Lothingland IDB +44(0)1502 532327
Lisa Manning Senior Finance & Rating Officer +44(0)1553 819634
Pippa Purser-Ward ICT Officer +44(0)1553 819629
Amy Taylor Finance & Rating Officer +44(0)1553 819615
Graham Tinkler Rating/Enforcement Officer & Site Warden +44(0)1553 819611
Kathy Woodward Internal Auditor (Part time) +44(0)1553 616787
Technical Support Team
Name Job Role Email Direct Dial/Mobile
Colin Beaumont Project Engineer (WMA) +44(0)7554 416857
Giles Bloomfield Catchment Engineer (WMA Eastern) +44(0)7795 312628
Cathryn Brady Sustainable Development Manager +44(0)7881 384290
Emma Dixon Funding and Community Engagement Officer (WMA Eastern) +44(0)7825 288936
Paul George Operations Engineer (WMA Eastern, Norfolk) +44(0)7788 914392
Gary Howe Project Manager (King’s Lynn IDB) +44(0)1553 819621
Tom Jones Operations Engineer (WMA Eastern, Norfolk) +44(0)7825 290247
Revai Kinsella Flood and Water Officer (Pevensey & Cuckmere WLMB) +44(0)7785 406974
Caroline Laburn Environmental Manager +44(0)7880 728389
Helen Mandley Environmental Officer +44(0)7909 110153
Jamie Manners Environmental Officer +44(0)7825 289691
Melanie Neale Project Manager (King’s Lynn IDB) +44(0)1553 819620
Jessica Nobbs Senior Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)7827 356719
Philippa Noon Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)7733 105048
Charlotte Orr Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)7341 882941
Matthew Philpot Project Engineer (WMA Eastern) & Engineer (Pevensey & Cuckmere WLMB) +44(0)7884 327849
Eleanor Roberts Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)7827 356752
Pete Roberts Operations Engineer (WMA Eastern, Suffolk) +44(0)7557 143072
Emma Robertson Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)1553 819623
Yvonne Smith Sustainable Development Officer +44(0)7754 259745
Karl Vines Catchment Engineer (South Holland IDB) +44(0)1406 421708
Rachael Yeowell Technical Assistant (South Holland IDB) +44(0)1406 421704
Operations Delivery Team
Name Job Role Email Direct Dial/Mobile
Ali Bloomfield Operations Manager (WMA Eastern, Suffolk) +44(0)7775 662806
Richard Dann Operations Manager (Pevensey & Cuckmere WLMB) +44(0)7584 160279
Alan Goose Operations Manager (WMA Eastern, Norfolk) +44(0)7818 050204
Dom Morris Operations Manager (South Holland IDB) +44(0)7920 792389
Phil Norman Works Supervisor (King’s Lynn IDB) +44(0)7920 792391
Phil Semmence Operations Manager (WMA Eastern, Norfolk) +44(0)7825 827188
Dave Sporton Working Foreman (South Holland IDB) +44(0)7960 710924
Rob Taylor Operations Manager (King’s Lynn IDB) +44(0)7733 093714
Field Teams (39) Electrical/Plant Engineers and Field Operatives Contact can be made via the appropriate Operations Manager/Works Supervisor
Annual Pay Number
>£0 and <= £5,000 1
>£5,000 and <= £20,000 10
>£20,000 and <= £30,000 50
>£30,000 and <= £40,000 12
>£40,000 and <= £50,000 6
>£50,000 and <£100,000 6
>= £100,000 1
All Employees 86


Contact details

During office hours
(between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm)
Tel: +44(0)1553 819600
Fax: +44(0)1553 819639

Central Office: Kettlewell House, Austin Fields
Industrial Estate, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1PH

Out of hours

Please contact the Duty Officer on +44(0)7841 571251 or send an email to Otherwise if you know who you need to contact in an emergency, please refer to the Member Board’s ‘Contact us’ webpage on this site for their out of hours contact details.

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