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  • Francis Yeoh, Non-Executive Chairman

    Francis Yeoh Francis is managing director of YTL Corporation Berhad, Malaysia, since 1988. He is a founder member of the Malaysia Business Council, member of Malaysia's Capital Markets Advisory Council and independent non-executive director of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He has been a director since May 2002.


    Colin Skellett, Chief Executive

    Colin Skellett A chartered chemist and engineer by training, he has been working in the water industry for more than 40 years, holding a number of positions in the management and control of both water supply and sewage treatment.

    He joined Wessex Water in 1974 and was appointed its Chief Executive in 1988. Colin oversaw the move from the public to the private sector and the transformation of Wessex Water into a highly rated UK plc. He is chairman of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.


    Mark Watts, Director of Finance and Treasurer

    Mark Watts A qualified treasurer Mark spent eight years in international banking before joining the treasury department of Wessex Water in 1991. He was appointed treasury manager in 1994 before becoming treasurer in 1999 shortly after the acquisition of Wessex Water by Enron.

    Mark is highly experienced in raising finance, from both the capital markets and the banking sector, as well as having a long history in dealing with various corporate finance issues. He was appointed finance director and treasurer in March 2010.


    David Barclay, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

    David Barclay A former vice chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort and non-executive deputy chairman of John Lewis plc, David is a senior independent director of Wates Group Limited and a member of the board of the British Library.

    He was appointed in November 2005 and is a senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee.


    Gillian Camm, Independent Non-Executive Director

    Gillian Camm Gillian was appointed in November 2011 and is chair of the customer and communities panel. She is chair of the board of governors - University of the West of England, Deputy Lieutenant Gloucestershire, vice president Quartet Community Foundation and a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers.


    Huw Davies, Independent Non-Executive Director

    Huw Davies Chief financial officer and company secretary of the Wates Group for the last 10 years, Huw was previously head of corporate finance at Taylor Woodrow plc. He has also held key positions with KPMG, Ernst and Young and the Government of Oman and is formerly an independent non-executive director of West Bromwich Building Society and WSP plc.

    He is chairman of Business in the Community South-East advisory board and a trustee of the children's communication charity I CAN. Huw was appointed to the Wessex Water board in September 2014 and is a member of the audit committee.


    Fiona Reynolds DBE, CBE, Independent Non-Executive Director

    Fiona Reynolds Fiona was appointed in August 2012 and is chair of the Sustainability Panel. Other non-executive roles include the executive board of the BBC and board member of the Green Alliance.

    She was director-general of the National Trust from 2001 to 2012. Since September 2013, she has been master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.


    Hong Yeoh, Non-Executive Director

    Hong Yeoh A director of YTL Corporation Berhad, Malaysia since 1985, Hong is executive director of YTL Power International Berhad.

    He is responsible for YTL Group's utilities and construction divisions. He has been a director since May 2002 and is chairman of the remuneration committee.


    Mark Yeoh, Non-Executive Director

    Mark Yeoh Mark is executive director responsible for the YTL hotels and resorts division. He graduated from King's College, University of London with an LLB (Hons) and was subsequently called to the bar at Gray's Inn, London in 1988.

    He joined the YTL Group in 1989 and serves on the Board of YTL Corporation Berhad, YTL Power International Berhad, YTL Land & Development Berhad, YTL Cement Berhad and YTL Vacation Club Berhad. He has been a director since July 2003.


    Kathleen Chew, Non-Executive Director

    Kathleen Chew Group legal adviser for the YTL Corporation Group, Kathleen holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn, London in 1982.

    She joined YTL Corporation Berhad in 1988 to set up its legal department after being in practice at the Malaysian bar for five years. Prior to joining the YTL Group, she was a partner in the law firm of Abdul Aziz Ong and Co in Kuala Lumpur from May 1987 to January 1988.


    Hann Yeoh, Non-Executive Director

    Hann Yeoh Hann is executive director of YTL Power Generation Sdn Bhd and part of the business development team of YTL Power International Berhad. He has been a director since July 2012.


  • The following are directors of Wessex Water but are not board directors:

  • Dave Elliott, Director of Strategy and New Markets

    Dave Elliott David has over 32 years' experience in the water industry. He joined Wessex Water in 1985 working as a technician engineer in sewerage. He spent time in Argentina where he managed sewerage services to 2.5 million customers. On returning to the UK he became Southern Divisional Manager and subsequently a General Manager of Group Services and then of Asset Planning and Outputs. He was appointed an Executive Director in 2007. David retired from the Services Board on 31 March 2014.  David's directorship currently provides leadership and strategy for the Wessex Water Group, defining long term strategic direction with customers and stakeholders and developing new markets leading to better outcomes for customers, communities, the environment and investors, and implementation of a new retail business for non-household customers.

    Mike Moriarty, Director of Engineering and Construction

    Mike Moriarty Mike has 39 years engineering and construction experience in the water, energy, oil, gas, and chemical industries worldwide.  A chartered quantity surveyor with both honours and masters degrees in law, he spent 24 years with the John Laing and AMEC organisations in various senior roles. Joining Wessex Water in 2000, he established the commercial, procurement, estimating, risk, planning and business reporting processes required to deliver the capital programme. Appointed as General Manager Central Services in 2009, and subsequently moving to General Manager Wessex Engineering and Construction Services in 2013, he was appointed to his current position on 1 April 2015.


    Andy Pymer, Director of Regulation and Customer Services

    Andy Pymer A chartered civil engineer turned economist, Andy has more than 20 years' experience in the water sector, holding roles both overseas and in the UK, including 10 years as Head of Regulation and Policy at Wessex Water. He was appointed Director of Customer and Retail Services on 1 August 2012 and is also a Director of Wessex Water's joint venture billing company, BWBSL, and Chair of Wessex WaterAid, which has raised more than £2m for the charity. He retired from the board on 31 March 2014. 


    James Rider, Director of Operations

    James Rider James is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management with over 25 years' experience in the water industry. He started as a technician engineer in 1990 and has since held a wide range of roles within operations, engineering & construction, information & technology and billing & customer services.


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