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WWT November 2018

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The Clancy Group has appointed Matt Cannon as chief executive officer. From 1 February 2019, Cannon will take responsibility for leading the Clancy Group's operating companies, Clancy Docwra and Clancy Developments, as well as Clancy Plant. He replaces Seamus Keogh, who will step down on 31 January 2019 a er nearly 20 years on the board. SNC-Lavalin's Atkins has appointed Daressa Frodsham as its head of UK water, responsible for increasing the company's footprint in the UK water market. A chemical engineer by profession, Frodsham has more than 25 years' experience in the water industry, including as head of engineering and head of capital delivery performance at United Utilities. Thames Water has appointed Jill Shedden to its board as an independent non-executive director. Thames is undergoing a major review of its corporate structure and governance to boost transparency for customers and stakeholders, and has pledged to have a majority of independent non- executive directors on its board when the review is completed. The Talk: November ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | NOVEMBER 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Ofwat's 15% leakage target too low - MPs Ofwat's 15 per cent leakage target is "not ambitious enough" while more must be done to incentivise water transfers, MPs have said in a report on the regulation of the water industry. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee also recommended that compulsory water metering should be permitted for all companies. The EFRA report said: "A shocking amount of water is lost through leakage daily. Ofwat's target for water companies to reduce leakage by 15 per cent by 2025 is not ambitious enough and Ofwat should set a long-term target for water companies to reduce leakage." Yorkshire Water fined over 'wholly avoidable' death Yorkshire Water has been fined £733,000 a er a fitter suffered fatal burns when his clothing was ignited by sparks and oxygen gas. HSE inspector John Micklethwaite called the death of Michael Jennings in 2015 "a tragic and wholly avoidable incident." Yorkshire Water vowed to learn from the incident saying the employee's death had a "profound effect on all of us." Hammond announces utility regulation review Chancellor Philip Hammond has asked the National Infrastructure Commission to carry out a study into the telecoms, energy and water regulators that is designed to "ensure they have the ability to encourage investment, promote competition and innovation and meet the needs of consumers in the 21st century". At a fringe meeting at the Tory party conference, Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick said one of the "radical options" that could be considered would be to create a single regulator across "all industries to ensure that all sectors work together and are more nimble and flexible".

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