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Ferrar to retire as SES Water managing director

Anthony Ferrar, SES Water's managing director, will retire this autumn after 11 years of service with the company.

Previously finance director of Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water for 15 years, Ferrar joined what was then Sutton and East Surrey Water in 2008.

Commenting on the announcement, SES Water chairman Jeremy Pelczer said: "I have worked with Anthony for the past six years and would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank him for his many years of leadership and commitment.

"During his time, the company has gone from strength to strength, evident in our position as a responsible local company, playing an active role in the areas we are privileged to serve. It is particularly commendable that Anthony’s leadership has ensured we have been very well placed to positively respond to the increased scrutiny of the industry, including transparent ownership, simple financial structures and long-term resilience.

"On a personal basis I have greatly valued his open, transparent, constructive and straightforward leadership style and he has been a wonderful ambassador for the company within the water sector and with all our major stakeholders. The rest of the board and I wish Anthony a long and happy retirement.”

Ferrar said: "My time at SES Water has been extremely rewarding, especially the last few years which has seen the Company successfully step up to embrace many changes, such as the opening of the business market two years ago.

"I feel privileged to have worked with so many committed and professional employees and, with them, to have played a part in SES Water’s strong track record where we have helped set new performance standards in many areas that are important to our customers.

"With so many skilled and talented employees and the foundations laid for our ambitious PR19 business plan, it feels like the right time after nearly 10 years as MD for my successor to take the company forward towards even greater success."

Ferrar's replacement will be appointed and announced in due course.

Author: Robin Hackett, editor, WWT
Topic: Policy & Regulation
Tags: SES Water , appointments

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