London’s power network chief reported as frontrunner for Thames Water top job

Media reports have placed chief executive of London's electricity network operator, UK Power Networks, Basil Scarsella, – as the front runner for the top job at Thames Water.

Another candidate on the shortlist is understood to be currently in a senior role at another water and sewerage company.

Although Thames executive chairman, Ian Marchant, said he wanted to have a name in the frame by autumn, nothing is now expected to be confirmed until after the general election and final determinations announcement.