Jack Moss has 30 years of experience in the private sector side of the water services industry. He joined AquaFed in 2005 as senior adviser, contributing to its creation and international recognition. Since 2015, he is Executive Director.
Jack Moss is currently the Executive Director of AquaFed – The International Federation of Private Water Operators.
He is British and holds an Honours Degree in Geography from Oxford, and professional qualifications in construction project management.
Prior to joining the water industry, he worked on many major projects in the UK construction industry, including privately financed projects that were precursors to the current Private Finance Initiative (PFI).
Mr Moss has 30 years of experience in the private sector side of the water services industry. This has taken him to work in water services development in many different situations and countries around the world. He is particularly interested in the commercial, institutional, human rights, regulatory and governance aspects of water supply and sanitation. He has written papers and made presentations in conferences on these subjects, including for the OECD, World Bank, United Nations etc.
Mr Moss has been a staff member of AquaFed since the organisation was constituted in 2005.
He was spokesperson for Business Action for Water (BAW), a business grouping that represents the “Major Group – Business and Industry” in the Fifth and Sixth World Water Forum political processes, building on previous action of a similar kind in the World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 in Johannesburg, the CSD 12,13, & 16 and Rio+20.
During the past 5 years he has dedicated a significant part of his time on behalf of AquaFed, to BASD 2012 http://basd2012.org and The Global Business Alliance on Post-2015 (GBA) to promote water and related issues during the preparatory process and the UN “Rio+20” conference itself. This involvement has continued during the subsequent work of the Open Working Group and the contributions to this from UN Water (see below).
He is also an active member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) water team. Here he has contributed to all the work and publications on water by the WBCSD since 2000. Details of WBCSD water program can be found at http://www.wbcsd.org/
He is chair of the water group of the BIAC (Business & Industry Advisory Committee to OECD).
He is AquaFed’s liaison person with UN Water, currently serving as a member of UN Water’s Task Teams on the water in the post-2015 Development Agenda.
Mr Moss recently completed his second mandate as a member of the International Scientific and Programme committee for the World Water Week in Stockholm http://www.worldwaterweek.org/. and as a member of the steering committee of the Water Integrity Network (WIN). http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/