Severn Trent restructures senior management team
Severn Trent has overhauled its senior management team in a restructure that sees managing director, wholesale operations, Emma Fitzgerald, leave the company.
The water company is splitting its wholesale business into three teams: customer delivery; capital delivery and commercial; and production. Chief customer office Sarah Bentley will lead the customer delivery team; and chief commercial officer Helen Miles the capital delivery and commercial team. Severn Trent is recruiting for a leader for the production team, which will focus on water production and wastewater treatment.
Andy Smith, manging director, business services, continues to lead Severn Trent’s non-regulated business, which will be expanded to include a new bio-resources business.
Emma Fitzgerald, who joined Severn Trent from National Grid Gas Distribution in July 2015, will step down from the board in December, and leave the business the following summer. Until then, she will focus on developing the company’s management and integration of disruptive innovation.
Chief executive Liv Garfield said: “In the first two years of this regulatory period we have created a robust track record on a range of measures which benefit all our stakeholders and we are pleased with current performance. I am confident the changes we are announcing today will further enhance Severn Trent's ability to deliver strong results this AMP, underpinning our ambitions for upper-quartile performance, and are aligned with our objective to drive further improvements in AMP7 and for the longer term.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to say thank you to Emma for her leadership of the wholesale business and the key role she has played in helping us achieve our successes during the first half of the AMP. I am delighted that she will be staying with the company for some time yet, before she embarks on the next stage of her career."
A version of this article first appeared on Utility Week.
- Severn Trent ‘encouraged' by financial opportunities of PR19 Severn Trent is “encouraged by the opportunities” of higher financial returns for ambitious and innovative companies in... Read More >
- Waterproofing completed on Lee Tunnel pumping shaft Thames Water has used a waterproofing membrane system designed for confined spaces on the Lee Tunnel Beckton Pumping... Read More >
- Severn Trent Water to cut 500 jobs Severn Trent Water plans to axe 500 management / support jobs following a decision to merge its water and wastewater... Read More >
- Comment: Capital Maintenance comes to the fore The tight cost of capital set by Ofwat for PR19 will mean water companies will need to place the emphasis on maintenance... Read More >
- Interview: Yorkshire Water procurement head Andy Clark Yorkshire Water's Andy Clark tells Robin Hackett why the company is making major changes to its procurement strategy Read More >
- Interview: Stantec UK MD Cath Schefer After MWH merged into Stantec, the combined business is putting the focus squarely on collaboration and innovation to find... Read More >
- Top Tips for... System Totex With Ofwat's AMP6 reforms putting Totex at the centre of the investment planning process, applying this approach at inlet... Read More >
- Interview: Lawrence Gosden, MD, Wastewater, Thames Water This month we talk to Lawrence Gosden, MD for wastewater at Thames Water, about building flood resilience in London and... Read More >