Kevin Whiteman was appointed as chairman on 3rd September 2020, having joined the Board as the senior independent director (SID) on 19 July 2014.
A chartered engineer, Kevin was Chief Executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water for a period of eight years. Kevin was Non-executive Chairman of both companies from 2010 to March 2015.
Kevin was previously chief executive officer for the National Rivers Authority, regional director of the Environment Agency, and has held a number of senior positions within British Coal. He was also Chairman for Wales and West Gas Networks (UK) Limited, and has been a trustee for WaterAid UK.
In 2013 he became Chairman of the privately owned NG Bailey.
On 1 January 2018 Kevin became a Non-executive Director of Cadent Gas Limited and, from 1 April 2018, chair of their remuneration committee.