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British Water has named its new chief executive as Lila Thompson, who has been promoted from her position as international director. The announcement was made as staff old and new celebrated the 25th anniversary of the trade association at a reception at the Gherkin in London.
“It is important that British Water delivers a broad spectrum of services that help our members grow both at home and overseas. Integrated catchment management is increasingly seen globally as essential for effective water and wastewater management and a closely networked supply chain is key for the delivery of successful projects.”
Ms Thompson is the first woman to lead British Water, which has an 80-year heritage and boasts over 200 member companies. She took up the full-time position on 3 Dec 2018 as current chief executive Lloyd Martin stepped down.
British Water also revealed its new look at the anniversary reception, following a root-and-branch rebranding exercise. The changes include a new logo and will be rolled out across the association’s media platforms in the coming weeks.
“I am delighted to welcome Lila Thompson to her new role at the helm of British Water after undertaking an extensive search internally and externally for the right candidate. She has already demonstrated a long-term commitment to the association and has built strong relationships with many of our member companies.
“I look forward to working closely with Lila in growing the organisation and enhancing the opportunities we can open up to members. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Lloyd Martin for his outstanding leadership over the last three years.”
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