Black appointed to Ofwat board as executive member

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has appointed David Black as an executive member of Ofwat's Board, following consultation with the Welsh Assembly and Ofwat.

Black was appointed as Ofwat’s senior director, Water 2020 in 2016 and is part of the leadership team for the 2019 price review alongside Ofwat senior directors, Aileen Armstrong and John Russell.

The appointment follows the departure of Ofwat executive board member, Richard Khaldi, who left to join the private sector in May 2017.

Black joined Ofwat in 2012. Since then he has led the finance and modelling workstreams for the 2014 price review and held the post of director of economics. Before that he was an economic consultant, advising on economic regulation and competition in communications and utilities.