MOSL chair Andrew Pinder dies

Market Operator Service Limited (MOSL) chairman, Andrew Pinder CBE, died on Sunday 9 April aged 69. He was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Pinder (pictured) was a highly respected business leader with a distinguished career spanning government service to the creation and funding of high-tech startups. Appointed as an eEnvoy to Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2000, Andrew was awarded a CBE in 2003 for his role in the development of the knowledge economy in the UK.

MOSL chief executive, Ben Jeffs, paid tribute: “It is with deep sadness that we announce Andrew’s passing. Andrew made an enormous contribution to the Open Water programme and this is great loss for MOSL and the water sector as a whole. On a personal note, I will greatly miss Andrew’s wise counsel and support. Our thoughts are with Andrew’s wife and family at this difficult time.”

Margaret Beels, who has served on the MOSL board since 2015 as an independent non-executive director, will continue in her role as Acting Chair on a temporary basis until a new Chairman is elected.