|Born||Colin Irwin John Hamilton Drummond
22 February 1951
|Alma mater||University of Oxford
Harvard Business School
|Years active||1972 - 2013 (CEO)
2013 - Present (Chairman)
|Title||Chief Executive of Viridor and joint CEO of Pennon Group plc|
Colin Irwin John Hamilton Drummond OBE (born 22 February 1951) is a British businessman. He is the chief executive of Viridor and joint CEO of Pennon Group, a British water utility and waste management company.
Drummond was born and brought up in Northern Ireland, where his father worked in the shipyard before becoming a priest. He won a scholarship to read Classics at the University of Oxford and after working for a short time at the Bank of England, completed an MBA at the Harvard Business School.
Drummond has been a director of Pennon Group plc since 1 April 1992. He has previously served as divisional chief executive of Coats Viyella plc and served as corporate development director of Renold plc, a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. He has also served as Master of the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators.
Drummond serves as the chairman of the Government’s Environmental Sector Advisory Group and is the chairman of the Environmental Knowledge Transfer Network, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford.
On 5 August 2013 Viridor announced the appointment of Ian McAulay as chief executive of Viridor and executive director of Pennon Group taking effect from 9 September 2013, with Drummond retiring as chief executive and taking up the position of non-executive chairman of Viridor.
He met his wife Georgina whilst a student at Oxford.
- "The Boss: Colin Drummond". Channel 4. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
- "Colin Irwin John Hamilton Drummond: Executive Profile". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
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