Wayne Earnshaw - Group Managing Director

Wayne joined Lanes in 1994. As Group Managing Director, he has overseen the development of innovative and award-winning services across many industrial and commercial sectors, including water utilities.

Under his leadership, Lanes being recognised, in 2018, as one of the most successful and fastest-growing mid-market private companies in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 for three years in a row.

Wayne is determined to ensure Lanes’ growth is based on solid financial and operational performance that allows Lanes to continue to deliver excellent customer service and the highest standards of safety and sustainability.

Before becoming Group Managing Director, he was part of the senior management team responsible for sourcing new technology, plant and equipment.

This experience continues to guide his vision that Lanes should pioneer innovation in drainage and water utility services – an approach that has realised major operational benefits for thousands of clients and millions of end-use customers.

Wayne is a keen champion of initiatives to broaden and deepen Lanes’ community and social responsibility strategy, including raising money for nominated charities and strongly backing utility client campaigns against plastic waste and environmental pollution.