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Ashley Roe steps in at British Water

Ashley Roe has been appointed interim chief executive of British Water pending the appointment of a permanent successor to David Neil-Gallacher.

David Neil-Gallacher leaves the UK’s water sector trade association after 21 years in the role to take up a post in Brussels from September as director of Aqua Europa, the representative body of the European industry supply chain.

He said: “I step down as chief executive of British Water after 21 years that have seen huge changes in our industry and which have also seen extensive changes in British Water itself, its membership, its services and the ways in which we meet the needs of our members, all achieved through the close harmony we have developed with member companies, government and industry regulators.

“The market reach of the association has changed, too, covering new geographical markets and pursuing the interests of the UK industry at the EU level through our membership of Aqua Europa.

“These developments have benefited our members, as well as the wider industry and we shall continue to be sensitive to shifting patterns of members’ commercial and technical priorities.”

Neil-Gallacher will remain on the Board of British Water as a non-executive director.

Previously a director of Severn Trent International, Roe is a long-term member of the British Water Board and has been operating his own business for many years.

Source: Energy & Environment Management
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