New Chairman of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) announced

Published on Friday, 28 September 2012 12:53
Posted by Scott Buckler

Following an open competition the Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, has confirmed that Jonson Cox has been appointed as the new Non-Executive Chairman of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

Owen Paterson said:

"I am delighted to appoint Jonson Cox as the new Chairman of Ofwat.  Jonson's broad ranging experience, in the water sector and elsewhere, will be invaluable.  This is an important time for the water sector, with the challenge of ensuring customers continue to get a fair deal and high standards of service and of building resilience for the future.  I look forward to working with Jonson as he leads Ofwat's Board into the next price review and tackles these issues.

"I would also like to record my gratitude to Philip Fletcher for his leadership of Ofwat during these past 12 years; firstly as its final Director-General and then as its inaugural Chairman."

Jonson Cox said:

"The water industry in England and Wales provides a vital and essential public service.  I look forward as Chairman to playing my part in ensuring that Ofwat provides effective and progressive economic regulation of the sector, and in these difficult times, that customers get the best possible deal."

Jonson Cox will take up the role as designate on 1 October 2012 and will then assume full responsibility on 1 November 2012.

Source: ©DEFRA

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