Severn Trent Water has announced a series of changes to its senior management team.
The Coventry-based utility firm said today the move was part of its plan to prepare the business for the next regulatory period.
Executive director Andy Smith will move from being responsible for water services to take on a new role as managing director of business services which encompasses the Severn Trent Services businesses, a new retail arm for non-household water services organisation and its renewable energy business.
Martin Kane, executive director and current chief executive of Severn Trent Services, will take on the new role of chief engineer covering engineering design standards, quality assurance, R&D and innovation for the group and all health and safety aspects of operations.
Reflecting Mr Smith's new responsibilities, Simon Cocks, who is currently responsible for waste water services and is a member of the Severn Trent executive committee, will take on responsibility for the newly created wholesale operations business, which is a merger of the water and waste water teams as managing director of wholesale operations.
In addition, two new executive committee roles have been established. These are chief customer officer responsible for customer care, transformation and information services, and a group commercial director responsible for procurement, transport, supply chain and contract management.
Chief executive Liv Garfield said: "These changes, which will take effect from today, build on strong foundations and will enable the business to become more operationally effective, more competitive in non-regulated retail markets, more customer focused and deliver further shareholder value."
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