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22 December 14

Affinity Water Chief Executive Officer


Affinity Water has today announced the appointment of Simon Cocks as its new Chief Executive Officer.


He succeeds Richard Bienfait, who is standing down as CEO on 31 December 2014. Simon joins the business from Severn Trent, where he is Managing Director of Wholesale Operations and he is expected to take up his new role by the end of May 2015.


Chairman, Phil Nolan said, “I am pleased to announce that Simon Cocks is joining Affinity Water as CEO. The Board is looking forward to working with him. He has extensive cross sector experience and a strong track record in leadership roles in the utility sector which will help us make the most of the opportunities ahead and deliver against our Business Plan commitments.”


Simon Cocks said “I am delighted to be joining the team at Affinity Water. It is an exciting time for the water industry and I am looking forward to taking up the role. Affinity Water has done an exceptional job in delivering an Enhanced Business Plan and building an industry leading position. I am really looking forward to leading the team to secure the successful delivery of the AMP6 Business Plan.”


In the interim, Affinity Water’s Executive team will be led by its Chairman, Phil Nolan, who will act as Executive Chairman.


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