Governance role at CMA

Sigsworth takes chair at water body

The Central Market Agency (CMA), which administers the water retail market in Scotland, has appointed David Sigsworth as chairman.

Mr Sigsworth, who held the post of chairman of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency from 2008 to 2015, and is a former director of Scottish & Southern Energy, takes over governance of the CMA from Brian Saunders.

Mr Sigsworth said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the CMA as the business water market has never been so buoyant or so competitive. Scotland has led the way globally in business water services, with the market helping hundreds of companies take advantage of the ability to switch providers.

“We are also seeing many of our Licensed Providers take advantage of their experience of operating in Scotland to enter the newly created English market. I look forward to taking up my new role and to continuing the successful operation of both the CMA and the Market.”

CMA chief executive Jeremy Atkinson commented: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming David Sigsworth to the CMA and to benefiting from his experience as one of Scotland’s foremost business leaders.  His knowledge of markets and the water industry will be invaluable to the CMA.

“I’d like to thank Brian Saunders for his chairmanship and support. He has overseen the CMA with great skill and insight from market opening through to the healthy competition we see today with 24 Licensed Providers and a high percentage of switching.”


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