Oliver Raud

Principal Consultant


As Principal Consultant, Oli supports a range of clients primarily in the water sector in developing innovative solutions that address key sector challenges across drinking water, wastewater, pollution, leakage, net zero and resilience themes. As part of the Partnerships Team at Isle Utilities, Oli co-leads on our delivery role in the Ofwat Innovation Fund as well as academic liaison, commercialisation and impact scaling of start-ups, in the water sector across the UK and Europe.

Oli is a driven innovation professional with a demonstrated history of working in Programme and Project Management roles for over 10 years across a number of fields spanning the water sector, creative and cultural industries, research and academia, innovation and business start-up. Through this he has developed significant experience and a real passion for working with communities, practitioners, academics and technical experts to deliver and facilitate innovation and support partnerships to bring forward solutions to some of the pressing environmental and societal challenges we face. 

He has notable experience in international/European partnerships, heading up a team of external funding and development experts at the Arts University Plymouth and most recently held the role of Programme Manager at the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste, enabling the development of research-led innovation, implementing new ideas to improve processes, products, and services in water, wastewater, and their related fields.