Heidi Mottram has been CEO of Northumbrian Water Limited and Northumbrian Water Group Limited since 2010. Previously, she was Managing Director of Northern Rail from 2004, and before that she was Commercial Director of Arriva Trains Northern and Operations Director of Midland Mainline Limited from 1999 to 2003. Prior to that she held a number of senior positions in the rail industry.
Ms Mottram is Vice-Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, a member of the CBI Board and Vice-Chair of Newcastle University Council.
Ms Mottram was named North East Business Executive of the Year in 2017 recognising her significant contribution to business in the north east of England. She was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to the rail industry and a CBE in 2018 for services to the water industry and business community.