UK Coal unveils new head amid reshuffle of its board

City A.M. Reporter
Britain’s biggest coal miner UK Coal appointed Jonson Cox as its new executive chairman yesterday, as part of the board restructuring it announced earlier this year.

In July, UK Coal had said chief executive Jon Lloyd and non-executive chairman David Jones would leave the company, with the company splitting the responsibility for its coal and property operations. The firm also said it planned to appoint an executive chairman, who would be accountable for the managing directors of the two businesses, rather than being led by a non-executive chairman and CEO.

Cox was chief executive of Anglian Water Group, a provider of water and wastewater services in the UK, for six years and will take over his new role from 15 November. He is currently also a non-executive director at British haulier Wincanton.