Who's who in the South Wales & Severn Partnership

Find out who's who in the South Wales & Severn Partnership.

David Hagg (Chairman)

David is chief executive of Stroud District Council. His authority is leading the award winning restoration of the Cotswold Canal in the Stroud Valleys. Recent awards include the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the Living Waterways Awards and the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has been a member of a wide range of regional and national bodies; the most recent being as a Commissioner on the Low Commission.    


Lois Francis

Former headteacher. Volunteer with the restoration of Stroudwater Navigation. 




Edward Helps

Edward Helps resizedManaging director of ABC Leisure Group Ltd, an award winning business.  A member of the Tourist Advisory Group and sits on the Executive Committee of the British Marine Inland Boating. 


Phil Hughes

Former director of Capital Region Tourism, former chairman of M.B.A.C.T and now also retired as manager of the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre.



Robert Moreland

Former MEP and Gloucester City Councillor, member of Cotswold Canals Trust, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust and Friends of Gloucester Waterways Museum.



Nick Worthington, waterway manager

Nick Worthington resizedA civil engineer by background, Nick has worked in most parts of the Midlands and South West waterway network since 1999 and has worked up the ranks from waterway engineer to senior manager, joining the Gloucester operations in 2007.

A Chartered Water & Environmental manager, Incorporated Engineer, and Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental management, Nick holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Business Management and is also a Governor at Gloucestershire College.           

Last date edited: 3 January 2018