Meet the Team

It is our people that really make a difference in our business and every member of the team contributes to our success.

If you are interested in joining our team, please see our Careers page for current vacancies.


Aquatrust Management Team
North East Office – Bradford

Name: Gary Russell
Role: Managing Director
Responsibilities: Gary’s role is to manage the business, set its strategic direction and ensure it continues to meet the needs of its clients. A qualified pipe fitter, plumber and water compliance engineer by trade, Gary formed the company in 2003 after various roles in the industry. Now in a purely leadership role, his engineering background means that he understands all aspects of the business and takes a keen interest in all jobs undertaken.
Started at Aquatrust: 2003
Name: Paul Kenny
Role: Sales Manager
Responsibilities: Paul originally joined the team as finance manager and has made the transition to sales manager to combine his financial experience with natural sales and client management skills. His role is to nurture client relationships as well as lead the account management team while retaining some financial responsibilities as well.
Started at Aquatrust: 2013
Name: Kim O’Leary
Role: Sales Account Manager
Responsibilities: Kim is responsible for looking after clients and their projects, ensuring that their needs are met, along with creating new opportunities and expanding Aquatrust’s client portfolio. Though not an engineer, Kim has a great deal of knowledge and experience about water compliance and legionella control and is a great resource for clients to access.
Started at Aquatrust: 2006
  Name: Chris Holroyd
Role: Service Account Manager
Responsibilities: Chris has throughout his time at Aquatrust been employed as a service engineer, qualified legionella risk assessor and supervisor. Due to his experience and qualifications his current role as Service Account Manager is to support, maintain and develop the service team to ensure we deliver quality services throughout our client portfolio. Chris also delivers legionella guideline awareness seminars to clients and colleagues alike.
Started at Aquatrust: 2003

North West Office – St Helens

Name: Phil Davis
Role: Joint Managing Director
Responsibilities: Responsible for the establishment of the new North West division including setting up operations, developing new business, service delivery and recruitment and management of the team. With well over 20 years’ experience in the water compliance industry, his aim is to firmly establish Aquatrust’s position in the North West and work closely with the north east division to build the company.
Started at Aquatrust: 2015
wes-challinor Name: Wes Challinor
Role: Account Manager
Responsibilities: With over 20 years in water compliance and account management, Wes’s role is to nurture client relationships, develop new business opportunities and make sure that projects for his clients are delivered to the highest standards possible.
Started at Aquatrust: 2015
Name: Ian Girdlestone
Role: Account Manager
Responsibilities: Working alongside Phil and Wes in the North West office, Ian is responsible for looking after clients and for creating new business for the recently established division. Ian has spent almost 30 years in the industry so has a deep knowledge of all aspects of water compliance.
Started at Aquatrust: 2015