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Chris Jones

Term of Appointment: 01.02.2021-31.01.2025

Chris was a co-founder of Glas Cymru Cyf., which acquired Welsh Water in 2001 to create the UK's only non-shareholder owned utility company. He was CFO of Welsh Water from 2001 to 2013 and then Chief Executive until he stepped down in May 2020.

He is currently an Non-Executive Director of Xoserve Limited (the central data services provider for Britain's gas market) and is a former Non-Executive Director of The Principality Building Society. He is Lay Member of the Council of Cardiff University and has had a range of trustee and advisory roles with third sector organisations, including The Prince's Trust, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, Water UK and CBI Wales.

Chris learned Welsh as an adult. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2020.

Register of Interests:

Xoserve Ltd – company director

Glas Cymru Cyf. – membership selection panel

Cardiff University – lay member of the Council

The Prince's Trust – member of the Wales advisory committee

Chris was a co-founder of Glas Cymru Cyf., which acquired Welsh Water in 2001 to create the UK's only non-shareholder owned utility company. He was CFO of Welsh Water from 2001 to 2013 and then CEO until he stepped down in May 2020.

He is currently an Non-Executive Director of Xoserve Limited (the central data services provider for Britain's gas market) and is a former Non-Executive Director of The Principality Building Society. He has had a range of trustee and advisory roles with third sector organisations, including The Prince's Trust, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, Water UK and CBI Wales.

Chris learned Welsh as an adult. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2020.

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