Stockport, UK (21 May 2015): One of the most respected figures in the UK water industry has joined water infrastructure technology company Aquam Corp as a non-executive director. Tony Conway, who left United Utilities in March, said he was attracted to the global company because of its appetite for innovation. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield, which has recently set up a Centre of Excellence for Water. Prof Conway said: “I think the water industry is facing more challenges and changes than it has at any time over the last thirty years of my career in the industry. “When I looked at what Aquam were doing I could see it is very clearly targeting the sort of challenges we face and focusing on innovative ways of thinking”. In his previous role as Strategic Programme Director of United Utilities - Prof Conway was known as Director of Curiosity because of his interest in new technologies. He said: “I worked for United Utilities, which was previously known as North West Water, for thirty years and covered many if not most aspects of the business.