Northumbrian Water announces new Chief Executive Officer

15.12.2009

Northumbrian Water confirmed today that Heidi Mottram has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. The Board also announced that it has decided to accept Ofwat’s final determination of price limits for the period from April 2010 to March 2015.

Heidi will join the Company on 1 March 2010 from Northern Rail Limited where she has been Managing Director for five years.  Earlier this year she was named Rail Business Manager of the Year at the annual Rail Business Awards for "being an inspirational leader who makes a huge personal difference to passengers and staff."  Heidi will formally take up her new position on 1 April 2010 when John Cuthbert retires.

Sir Derek Wanless, Chairman of Northumbrian Water, said:  “Heidi has extensive experience of a complex regulated business with a large customer base, having spent over 20 years managing all aspects of rail services. The Board and I believe that this background and experience will be invaluable as Northumbrian Water strives to maintain its position as a leading player in its industry and within the regions it serves. She has the qualities to meet future challenges and build on the success of the business to date.“

Heidi Mottram said:  “Northumbrian Water is a great company with a fantastic reputation and I am delighted to join the team. I am looking forward to working with colleagues throughout the business to ensure we continue to meet the needs of customers, shareholders, employees and its many other stakeholders.”

For further information contact Cara Hall on 0191 301 6720.

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