Who we are

We are a non-ministerial government department. We were established in 1989 when the water and sewerage industry in England and Wales was privatised.

Board

Photo of Jonson Cox, Ofwat Chair

Jonson Cox

Chairman

Rachel Fletcher, Ofwat Chief Executive

Rachel Fletcher

Chief Executive

Non-executive Director, Mark Bayley

Mark Bayley

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director, Christine Farnish

Christine Farnish

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director, Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director, Alison Munro

Alison Munro

Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director, Catherine Waddams

Catherine Waddams

Non-executive Director

Aileen Armstrong

Senior Director of Finance and Governance

Senior Director, David Black

David Black

Senior Director of Water 2020

John Russell

Senior Director of Strategy and Planning

Executive

Rachel Fletcher

Chief Executive

Aileen Armstrong

Senior Director of Finance and Governance

Senior Director, David Black

David Black

Senior Director of Water 2020

General Counsel, Jenny Block

Jenny Block

General Counsel

Senior Director of Business Improvement, Lisa Commane

Lisa Commane

Senior Director of Business Improvement

Claire Forbes

Senior Director of Corporate Communications

Senior Director, Markets and Enforcement, Emma Kelso

Emma Kelso

Senior Director, Markets and Enforcement

Chief Economist, Alena Kozakova

Alena Kozakova

Chief Economist

Senior Director of Thames Tideway, Keith Mason

Keith Mason

Senior Director of Thames Tideway

John Russell

Senior Director of Strategy and Planning

How we are funded

We are financed by licence fees that are recovered from the water companies.

We are accountable to Parliament for the money we spend. We also provide information, as requested, to:

  • the Treasury
  • the National Audit Office
  • the Public Accounts Committee.

More detailed information is available in our annual report and accounts.