Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

The Directors

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Chris Jones Chief Executive

Chris became Chief Executive in September 2013 having previously been Finance Director of Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) since May 2001 and Glas Cymru since April 2000.

Mr Jones has also previously served as Director of Regulation of Welsh Water and South Wales Electricity Plc. Before joining Welsh Water in 1995, he was a Director at National Economic Research Associates and, prior to that, worked for HM Treasury.

He is Deputy Chairman of the Council of Prince’s Trust – Cymru. He has previously been a Non-Executive Director of the Principality Building Society, and a Member of the Board of the Institute of Welsh Affairs.

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Peter Perry Chief Operating Officer

Appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2013, Peter Perry has been Operations Director since July 2006. He has a civil engineering background and was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for United Utilities Operational Services (UUOS), having previously been the Operations Director for UUOS with responsibility for the operational contract with Welsh Water and UUOS’s water interests in Scotland and Ireland. Prior to joining UUOS, he worked for Dŵr Cymru (Welsh Water) for over 17 years. He is also a Director (representing Wales) at The Water Regulations Advisory Service, the national body specifying standards for materials and workmanship used in potable water supply.


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Peter Bridgewater Finance Director

Peter joined Dwr Cymru as Finance Director in September 2014 having previously been Chief Finance Officer for the UK, South Africa and the Americas at Sembcorp Industries. Peter’s role at Sembcorp included commercial and financial responsibility for eight businesses in the water and energy sectors including Bournemouth Water.

Prior to joining Sembcorp, Peter held a number of roles at E.ON Uk Plc including Managing Director of its Commodity Trading Division; Finance and Risk Director of its Energy Wholesale Division; Strategy and Finance Director, Central Networks; and Strategic Retail Director E.ON Energy Retail. Peter, a Chartered Accountant, has also worked for Powergen and Coopers and Lybrand and studied Psychology at Durham University.