Ofwat chief to lead UK Regulators Network

Ofwat chief, Rachel Fletcher will take the chief executive job at UK Regulators Network (UKRN) from the end of June. She succeeds competition director and acting chief executive at Ofcom, Jonathan Oxley, who has led UKRN since December 2018.

Fletcher said: “At this time, collaboration between our members on the issues facing the sectors they regulate is more important than ever. The current crisis is likely to have an on-going impact on consumers, companies and public policy in our sectors. In the next year we will increase our focus on identifying the needs of consumers in vulnerable circumstances, and then on investment in critical infrastructure as the economy recovers.”

The UKRN announced last week that the Regulator of Social Housing has joined the network as a full member. It said: “The addition of the Regulator of Social Housing will assist the ongoing work of the UKRN and its members on vulnerability, Net Zero and infrastructure by bringing perspectives and knowledge from the social housing sector.”