Ofwat appoints new chief exec

Water regulator Ofwat has appointed Cathryn Ross as its new chief executive. Ross is currently executive director of markets and economics at the Office of Rail Regulation and is expected to take up her new role on 14 October. She returns to Ofwat after three years, having served as director of markets and economics between 2008 and 2011. “Cathryn’s first priorities will include refocusing the future direction and management process of Ofwat,” said chairman Jonson Cox.