Paul Whittaker, Director, UK Regulation at National Grid Plc, has been appointed to the Board of Anglian Water Services with immediate effect.
Chairman, Sir Adrian Montague said: “Paul’s appointment, from an exemplary shortlist of candidates, further strengthens our Board and brings considerable relevant experience, including of regulated industries and competition.
“In increasing to four the number of independent non-executive directors on our Board, we have equal numbers of executive and independent non-executive directors, which underlines our commitment to high standards of corporate governance.
“Paul’s expertise and experience will add considerable value to the independent scrutiny of our business.”
Paul Whittaker said: “I am delighted to be joining AWS at a time of significant change in the industry, and as AWS prepares to submit its next five-year business plan to Ofwat.
“I look forward to bringing my independent voice to the Board, together with my experience of customer-focussed regulated industries, to help maintain Anglian Water’s performance as a leading customer service business in the UK.”
• Paul Whittaker has held senior appointments in the gas industry since 1981, including as Director UK Regulation for National Grid Plc since 2006.
• Previous appointments in the industry have included Group Head of Strategy for National Grid (2004) with responsibility for a variety of UK and US financial projects; Managing Director, Nile Valley Gas Company (1997) where he secured a gas transmission/distribution franchise for a large part of Upper Egypt; as well as a project examining the consequences of competition in connections and metering (1994).
• He was awarded an MA in Natural Sciences at Peterhouse, Cambridge.