Water industry: Delivery Assurance Group


The Delivery Assurance Group (DAG) ensures that the water industry is delivering on the objectives we set and provides assurance to Scottish Ministers.

We both chair and operate the DAG. The group meets four times per year and operates at a strategic level.

View the DAG's:

In September 2023, DAG became part of the Water Industry: Scottish Government Investment Group.


  • Jon Rathjen, Deputy Director, Scottish Government
  • Barry Greig, Team Leader, Scottish Government
  • Ruby Keddie, Policy Officer, Scottish Government
  • Sue Petch, Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR)
  • Alex Plant, Chief Executive, Scottish Water
  • Simon Parsons, Director of Strategic Customer Service Planning, Scottish Water
  • Mark Dickson, Director of Capital Investment, Scottish Water
  • Ian Buchanan, Chief Officer Compliance & Beyond, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Duncan Robertson, Water Industry Unit, SEPA
  • Rob Morris, Senior Manager Compliance & Beyond, SEPA
  • Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS)
  • Gail Walker, Water Policy Team Manager, Consumer Scotland
  • Niki Maclean, Director, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO)




Email: waterindustry@gov.scot

Phone: 0131 244 7576

Scottish Government
Water Industry Team
Area 3-F South
Victoria Quay

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