Pictured: Simon Cocks

The Chairman of Affinity Water, Dr Philip Nolan, has announced that he plans to step down as soon as a successor is found. At the same time, the water company’s chief executive, Simon Cocks, has advised his intention to relinquish his position by the end of 2018.

To provide continuity, Simon will serve Affinity Water as a non-executive director, following the appointment of his successor.

Simon Cocks commented: “We are making this announcement now in order to allow time to secure a Chief Executive Officer to take Affinity Water through the next price review in 2019 and to successfully deliver the next five-year business plan out to 2025. I look forward to contributing to the future success of Affinity Water and supporting our business as a non-executive director.”

Affinity Water provides water to a population of more than 3.6 million people in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield, as well as the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent.