New Chair for Ofwat
Rockpools was retained by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to undertake a full search and selection campaign for the new Chair of Ofwat.
Following an open competition the Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman, is pleased to announce Jonson Cox has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate to succeed Philip Fletcher as the new Chair of the Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat). Mr Cox was identified following a rigorous selection process which was validated by an independent assessor from the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The Secretary of State has invited the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee to hold a pre-appointment hearing and to report on Mr Cox’s suitability for the post. This is in line with the Government’s commitment to strengthen the role of Parliament in scrutinising major public appointments.