New Executive Manager

As many members will know, John Chilton is retiring as Executive Manager of IAH after nine years in this role. With his energy, ability and integrity, John has made an enormous contribution to the Association over this period. I would like to take this opportunity personally to thank John for his great service to IAH and to wish him all the best in his retirement. I am sure John will continue to be a very active member of IAH, and that we will be able to welcome John and his partner Janet at future IAH congresses and other events.

New Executive Manager Ian Davey, left, discussing handover plans with John Chilton

Following interviews in December 2016, Ian Davey joined us as our new Executive Manager from 1st April. Ian is a hydrogeologist with over 30 years’ experience, much of it working for the Environment Agency in England. In recent years, this has included project management and advisory work outside of UK, including Poland, Bulgaria and Turkey. Ian has been a member of IAH since 1987 and is familiar with IAH activities both through his work as treasurer for several years of the British National Committee and his involvement in the Forward Look meeting in Reading in 2010. Although John will be a hard act to follow, the Executive is confident that the Secretariat will be in good hands with Ian and John has kindly agreed to help Ian through the transition period.  Please provide the new Executive Manager with the support that you have given to John. His contact email is

Bruce Misstear, Secretary General

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