Job Title: Chief executive
Company: Yorkshire Water
Richard was appointed chief executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd in April 2010. Prior to that he was the chief operating officer of Yorkshire Water (2008-2010) and director of the company’s water business unit (2003-2008). He is chairman of Kelda Water Services, Keyland Developments, a trustee of the global water and sanitation charity WaterAid, a board member of the water industry trade body Water UK, chairman of the Business in the Community (BITC) Advisory Board for Yorkshire, a member of the BITC water taskforce and a trustee of the charity Marie Curie. Richard’s career has had a heavy emphasis on leading change and improving business performance. More recently he has focused on preparing the Kelda Group for the changes being brought about by legislative and regulatory reform.
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