Meet Tony.

Tony Shead

Tony is a highly experienced Design Engineer, specialising in the design of new and replacement water main installations. Having joined Wessex Water as a trainee in 1993, Tony became responsible for delivering Wessex Water’s mains replacement programme, managing a team of approximately 90 people. 

Prior to NPT, between April 2006 and March 2020, Tony operated his own company and successfully delivered numerous water supply projects for clients such as Thames Water, the Environment Agency, Wessex Water and Bristol Water, successfully leading design teams to deliver multi-million pound projects.​

Tony leads NPT’s water supply design delivery, whilst maintaining close liaison with existing clients and playing a key role in business development.

Skills & Expertise
  • All elements of the technical design of water supply schemes such as route selection, hydraulic profiling, technique selection, pipe/valve sizing, connection detailing and sequencing of works
  • Experienced in the full design of both small and large diameter pipeline schemes
  • Project and programme management for both individual schemes and large capital delivery programmes
  • Design management/co-ordination
  • Leading large teams of designers and construction operatives to deliver specific capital delivery work programmes
  • Operational experience of running water supply networks and resolving issues that may arise
  • Effective internal and external liaison at all levels
Contact details
In his spare time, Tony is very family orientated, plays golf, snooker, badminton, squash, and enjoys DIY (with skills developed out of necessity!).

Meet the other Directors

Find out more about us and the skills that make us a great team.

Nick Spellissy

Nick has well over a decade of experience providing environmental and planning support across a spectrum of multi-million pound projects in a diverse range of sectors. 

Nick heads up the NPT Environmental division.

Paul Hobbs

With nearly twenty years in the water & infrastructure sector, Paul has expertise working for numerous water authorities and multi-national design consultancies.

Paul heads up the Engineering division with Tony.

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