Peter Simpson - Anglian Water's CEO

Anglian Water’s Chief Executive has won the coveted Highest Rated CEO award from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites.

In its annual Employee Choice awards for 2017, Peter Simpson, who has been at the company helm for eight years, received a ringing endorsement from employees. An impressive 98 per cent approval rating earned him the top spot in the league table.

The water company CEO came out ahead of other business leaders from international companies and industries including Google, Microsoft, Nationwide and Rolls Royce.

Unlike other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback. A company review and comments about their CEO’s leadership, plus insight into their job, work environment and employer over the past year is included.

Winners are ranked based on their overall CEO approval rating from their employees during the past year.

Chief Executive Peter Simpson said: “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.

“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.
As a business, Anglian Water also tops the charts, with its employees championing it as a “great company to work for,” awarding it an exceptional score of 4.7 out of 5. A massive 97% of employees saying they would recommend it to a friend as an excellent place to work.