CC Water board appointments

Two new independent members joined the Consumer Council for Water board on 1 July, each for a four year term.

Robert Wilson was a minister at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport until June 2017 and before this a Cabinet Office minister, where he was responsible for reforming the charity fundraising and the National Citizen Service as well as implementing the Prime Minister’s ‘Big Society’ agenda. He is currently chair of The Community Bank and was previously chair of an IT company.

Alison Austin has more than 25 years of consumer affairs experience, having led sustainability, environmental, food safety, corporate and public affairs work for Sainsbury’s and her own sustainability consultancy practice since 2009. She is presently the independent board member of Seafish, a trustee of the Green Alliance, chair of the Soil Association Certification Scrutiny Committee. Previously she was a board member and then trustee of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to sustainable development.