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The Walbrook Warden

The Walbrook Warden

Malcolm Butchers: Joined the Company in 2012, was elected to the Court as an Assistant in 2015, and was installed as Wallbrook Warden on 9th July 2018.

Malcolm was educated in various military-run schools and academies in Singapore, Malaysia, Germany and the UK before completing his secondary education at Bexhill Grammar School in Sussex, to where the family moved when his father retired from the Army in 1970.

He began his career in the Water & Wastewater Industry in 1973, initially with the National Rivers Authority in Sussex and then working in various departments as the company went through its metamorphosis from local authority to private company, finally emerging as Southern Water in 1989. He did, however, take a three year break between 1986 and 1989 spending three years as Purchasing Manager for the UK arm of the Swedish pump manufacturer, Johnson Pump AB before returning to the newly privatised Southern.

Malcolm then held senior roles in Purchasing & Supply, Operations and Internal Audit before rounding off his time with Southern Water as Commercial Manager for the ground-breaking and industry-leading Universal Metering Programme.

After taking early retirement in 2012 he was engaged on several commercial projects through his own management consultancy business but decided to fully retire in 2017 to spend more time pursuing his love of travelling, golf, carp fishing and walking his Labrador, Isla.  When not indulging his main hobbies he is Chairman and Director of a small property management company.

Malcolm lives in Eastbourne, Sussex with his wife Kate and they have two children, Tom and Sophie.