Gary Freake – Network Director

Gary has worked for Bristol Water since 1985 and has held various positions including Network District Validation Manager, Leakage Manager, Network Manager, and Director of Network before being appointed as Network Director in 2015.

In 2000 – 2001 worked on development and implementation of a Non-Revenue Water leakage contract in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gary is also the Non-Executive Director of the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and was appointed in 2015.

Away from Bristol Water Gary does all he can to keep fit visiting the gym several times a week, so he tells us anyway. He can also often be found bounding around the Mendip Hills. A few years back he built his own wood workshop and so now spends lots of his spare time honing his carpentry skills.

Network Directorate

Network is the largest team at Bristol Water as the look after your water from when it leaves our treatment works to the moment in arrives at your tap. So that is all of our underground assets including 6,700 km of water mains.

The team deals with everything from day to day operations of getting water to customer’s homes, to maintenance of existing mains and building new pipelines.