Our people are friendly, skilled and hard working and are committed to delivering excellent service. They have a depth of knowledge and produce exceptional results for our clients. Our key personnel include:

Richard Allitt

Founder and Managing Director

Richard has more than 40 years experience working with many of the largest UK water companies and local authorities. With a background in Civil Engineering, project management and Urban Drainage, Richard has developed particular expertise in Hydraulic Modelling of Sewerage Systems and Rivers and 2D Modelling of Urban Flooding and is recognised as one of the leading thinkers in the urban drainage industry.

Kathryn Allitt

Director and Company Secretary

Kathryn has worked alongside Richard for several years as Director and Company Secretary. As well as managing the accounts department she also manages the office on a daily basis and is involved across all areas of the business including recruitment and HR.

Martin Allitt

Director, Team Manager and IT Manager

Martin has over 10 years’ experience in civil engineering having worked as an Engineer and Modeller for Richard Allitt Associates Ltd. His particular responsibilities are project management including technical development and maintaining the IT infrastructure within the company. Martin regularly presents at various industry conferences and is well-known for his progressive thinking for hydraulic engineering and urban drainage.

Kerry Foster

Technical Director

Kerry has over 15 years’ experience in flood risk and water management in the UK. Kerry specialises in hydrological analysis and has significant experience in detailed hydrological studies as well as catchment-wide hydrological analyses. She has been involved as a principal hydrologist and project manager on a number of detailed and strategic flood risk mapping studies and Catchment Flood Management Plans for the Environment Agency.

Phil Gelder


Phil has 37 years experience in the Sewerage and Drainage industry having spent the last 21 years working for Severn Trent Water Ltd. Phil has particular expertise in dealing with sewer flooding problems for which he received a national award in 2004. Phil was also Severn Trent’s lead wastewater focus on dealing with the Gloucester flooding in 2007. More recently Phil helped Severn Trent prepare for the successful transfer of private drains and sewers.

Kelly Davies

Business Development and Marketing Manager

Kelly is responsible for all marketing activity for both Richard Allitt Associates and Remote Aerial Surveys. She has a strong background in business development and customer service across a wide variety of industries and also supports Kathryn with the daily management of the Staplefield office.  Kelly is also appointed as Quality Co-ordinator and manages the company’s Quality and Environmental management systems.