Chief Executive


Job Description

Competitive salary
London and Birmingham

Ofwat is the economic regulator for the water and waste water sector in England and Wales. Ofwat incentivises companies in the sector to do what their customers want, which helps the sector build trust and confidence with customers and wider society. However, Ofwat faces fundamental challenges with population growth, climate change and rising customer expectation. It is continuing to evolve its approach to ensure that customers get the best deal, which means that its work is challenging, highly stimulating and fast-paced.

Ofwat recently launched its principal consultation in the build up to the Price Review 2019, where it will set price controls for the sector. Ofwat’s focus is to deliver a price review that drives change in the sector, which emphasises affordability, long-term resilience, and excellent customer service. In 2018 Ofwat will also continue its framework for the regulation of the competitive business retail market, overseeing casework and market architecture changes as the market beds down. It’s a hugely exciting and dynamic time to join the organisation.

As Chief Executive, you will bring excellent experience at senior management level within an economic regulator or a regulated company. Experience undertaking regulatory reviews, including price reviews and complex enforcement cases, is essential. You will also have experience managing complex stakeholder relations and the ability to think strategically in a high-profile public policy environment. Senior leadership skills and the ability to inspire a dynamic organisation will be critical.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as employment agency advisor to Ofwat on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference QJUN. Alternatively email or telephone 020 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 25 September 2017. This appointment is being overseen by the Civil Service Commission, which regulates recruitment to the Civil Service, providing assurance that appointments are on merit after fair and open competition.


  • Location : London
  • Reference : QJUN
  • Salary: Competitive salary
  • Closing Date : 25 September 2017
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