Binnies strengthen its digital ecosystem strategy with new hire Jo Kelsey

In a bid to strengthen its digital ecosystem strategy, Binnies has hired Jo Kelsey as its Digital Product and Services Ecosystem Manager. Jo specialises in designing and delivering digital transformation strategies, building digital capabilities and working with clients to identify emerging needs for digital technology solutions. She joins Binnies from Stantec, where she was head of UK water digital services and part of the executive leadership team.

Jo will be part of Binnies’ rapidly growing digital products and services team, which offers a suite of industry-leading digital solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with engineering expertise and analytics to ensure speed to value is realised for clients.

At the beginning of her career, Jo was a wastewater network modeller at Haswell Consulting Engineers and Hyder Consulting. In 2010, she was responsible for managing Severn Trent’s capital maintenance programme and Phase 1 of its smart networks strategy. Jo also managed Worcestershire’s operation and maintenance term contract. This asset management experience led to a key role as part of Hyder’s PR14 Strategy Team Drawing. In 2016, Jo joined Stantec to develop digital analytics that help to manage water company activities more efficiently. Delivering these new technologies meant that she had to build a new team of technology, data science, analysis and data engineering specialists.

Jo joins Binnie’s at an exciting time in the organisation’s 100-year history. Binnies is the new trading name for the Black & Veatch water and environmental businesses in Europe and Asia after they joined leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services firm RSK in January 2021. Binnies specialises in water utility, infrastructure, engineering and environmental projects.

Binnies strengthen its digital ecosystem strategy with new hire Jo Kelsey

“The demand for innovative and value-adding digital solutions that can integrate with the existing data and applications our utility clients use is increasing exponentially,” said Chris Steele, Head of Binnies Digital Products and Services. “To help water companies develop resilient water networks and reduce losses, Binnies has developed innovative solutions with strategic partners. Our digital performance intelligence ecosystem ECO-X enables our technology partners to work collaboratively with us to provide a connected suite of products and services designed to meet all our clients’ needs. With Jo coming on board to manage and grow our ecosystem strategy, the Binnies digital team is going from strength to strength in both market presence and capability. It is great to have such an experienced person joining the team who will play a strategic part in shaping our European and Asian businesses.”

About Binnies

At Binnies, we create new possibilities for humanity through our innovative approach to delivery. Backed by a culture that has stayed true since the company’s founding over 100 years ago, Binnies develops intelligent water and environmental solutions using a whole-life-cycle approach to deliver functional infrastructure and lasting environmental and social legacies. We strive to elevate the quality of life for our local communities today and for generations to come.

Binnies is an RSK group company and was formerly part of Black & Veatch.

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About the RSK group (RSK)

RSK is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services group made up of over 100 businesses. The group is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has an established presence in more than 40 countries around the world.

For over 30 years, RSK has been helping organisations realise their business goals efficiently, cost-effectively and with the minimum environmental and social impact. We deliver practical solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time. As a client-focused business, our services are constantly evolving to directly respond to or pre-empt global conditions and legislative drivers.

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