Swift turnaround at the top of Three Sixty as chief quits after four months

Business water retailer, Three Sixty, has appointed Nick Topham as its new managing director with immediate effect after his predecessor quit after only four months.

Topham (pictured), previously programme director for East Riding and Hull at Yorkshire Water, has been with Three Sixty’s parent company, Kelda Group, for some ten years in senior roles.

Previous chief, Robert Marrill, made a sudden departure from the post this week. He was at the helm when the company launched in September last year having been involved for some nine months in its gestation. Three Sixty has offered no explanation for Marrill’s departure wth market opening only three months away. A spokesman said: 'We can confirm Robert Marrill is no longer with the Kelda Group and are unaware of any roles that he may be undertaking in the future."

Topham said his focus will be on ensuring that the business is ready for the water market opening in April 2017, and “driving Three Sixty towards achieving its aim of becoming a leading water retailer.” He said "Like my predecessor I'm focussed on putting our customers at the heart of what we do and ensuring we make water work for them.”