Yorkshire Water
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UK water utility Yorkshire Water has appointed Liz Barber, its current Chief Financial Officer as the utility’s new CEO.

Barber will assume office following the retirement of current CEO Richard Flint in September 2019.

Flint first joined the utility in 1992, joining the board in 2003, before being appointed COO in 2008, and CEO in 2010.

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Barber has held her position of CFO since 2010, and is a member of Prince Charles’ Accounting for Sustainability network of CFOs, having chaired the organisation for two years.

She said: “It’s a great privilege to be given the job of leading Yorkshire Water. We have an excellent business plan for the next five years and we need to ensure that delivers all it can for our customers and the environment. We have a major part to play in responding to climate change, both by reducing our own carbon impact and also in changing our operations to deal with its consequences.

“We are central to the fabric of Yorkshire and I am committed to ensuring that we play a full part to contribute to the inclusive growth of the county.”