31/07/2015

Five New Non-Executive Directors Appointed To Northern Ireland Water

The appointment of five Non-Executive Directors to the Board of Northern Ireland Water has been announced by Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy.

The Minister has reappointed John Rae to the Board to serve a second term. He has been Non Executive Director of NI Water since August 2011. Trisha McAuley, Kingsley Donaldson, James McCall and Peter McNaney have all been appointed for a first term.

The appointments will take effect from 01 August, 2015 and will run for four years until 31 July, 2019.
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Minister Kennedy said: "I am very pleased to announce these appointments today. I am confident that the reappointed member with his professional experience in the water industry will continue to make a valuable contribution to the work of the NI Water Board. The new members will bring fresh perspectives and ideas. They have a wide range of experience including customer focus, strategic management and corporate governance.

"NI Water is of critical importance to public health and the environment. By 2020 a total of around £3 billion will have been invested by NI Water to reduce leakage levels, lower the threats of flooding and improve water and wastewater quality. I am sure that these appointments to the Board will help NI Water continue to operate to the highest standards."

(MH)

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