Colin Hannan

Company: Regulation & Supervision Bureau, Abu Dhabi
Position: Director of water services

Biography: Colin Hannan is a chartered civil engineer, educated at Kingston University in the UK, with extensive experience in the environmental, construction and public health fields.

He has a long professional association with the Middle East, working in the 1980s on irrigation and water supply projects in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and sewerage infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi.

After a period working on sewerage and environmental schemes in the US, Hannon returned to the UK to take up the post of head of distribution support at South East Water. He returned to the Gulf region in March 2008, following his appointment as director of water services at the Regulation & Supervision Bureau of Abu Dhabi.

The bureau is the independent regulatory body for the water, wastewater and electricity
sectors in the emirate.

Contact: (+971) 2443 9333
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