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Anglian Water chief wins national leadership award ahead of Google, Microsoft and Rolls Royce bosses

Peter Simpson, chief executive of Anglian Water. Picture: Tim George.

Peter Simpson, chief executive of Anglian Water. Picture: Tim George.

Tim George

The boss of one of the region’s biggest companies has beaten business leaders from the likes of Google, Microsoft and Rolls Royce to claim a national award.

Peter Simpson, chief executive of Anglian Water, was named the Highest Rated CEO in an online survey of employees.

Mr Simpson, who has been at the helm of the water company for eight years, was given a 98% approval rating by his staff in the Employee Choice awards, organised by jobs website Glassdoor.

“I feel incredibly flattered – and surprised – to have won this award and would like to thank all our employees who make Anglian Water such a great place to work for everyone, including myself,” he said.

“I’m very grateful that I have a role where I can work with and develop people and teams in the pursuit of doing something meaningful, and where I can see the impact of what we’re doing.”

Anglian Water also scored highly as a company, with 97% of staff saying they would recommend it as a place to work to friends.

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