Southern Water has appointed Keith Lough as chairman.
Lough's (pictured) current non-executive positions include Rockhopper Exploration, Cairn Energy and Hunting. He has been a non-executive director of Ofgem since 2012 and he will step down from this role prior to his 1 August start at Southern.
Meanwhile Southern has also appointed Kevin McCullough as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
McCullough is currently chief executive officer of Calon Energy. Previously he was chief at UK Coal Production after being the chief operating officer for RWE Innogy, and then npower. He was chairman of Horizon Nuclear Power prior to its sale to Hitachi and was a non-executive director at Greencoat UK Wind.