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Cain gets top job at SES Water

Ian Cain has been appointed as SES Water's new chief executive officer.

He will replace Anthony Ferrar when he retires early in 2020 after 11 years of service with the company.

Cain is currently the CEO of iSupplyEnergy (part of the Vattenfall group), a role he has been in for the last 14 months. Prior to this he was the managing director for Retail and Group Customer Service at Thames Water between 2013 and 2017 and has held a number of senior customer service and transformation positions at British Gas (Centrica).

Commenting on his new position, Cain said: “It’s a real privilege to be given the job of leading SES Water at what is a crucial time for water companies across the country. The company’s proposed business plan is the most ambitious in its history and we need to ensure we achieve what we have promised for our customers and continue to set new standards for the industry. I look forward to joining the team in a few weeks’ time and building on all the good work that has led to SES Water’s very positive track record and innovative reputation, proving that a small company can be a leading performer in the industry.”

SES Water chairman Jeremy Pelczer added: “The Board and I are delighted to welcome Ian to the company, who brings with him a wealth of experience from the energy and water sector. During the recruitment process I was particularly impressed with Ian’s unwavering focus on the importance of the service we provide to our customers and his respect for our achievements and reputation. I look forward to working with Ian and continuing to ensure we go from strength to strength as we make the most of new opportunities to deliver for our customers, employees and shareholders. I am also pleased to take this public opportunity to thank Anthony for his many years of leadership and commitment and to wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Cain will take up his role on 3 February 2020.

Author: Alec Peachey,
Topic: Skills & workforce
Tags: SES Water

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