Essex & Suffolk Water appoint new CFO


Essex & Suffolk Water has appointed Matt Williams as its new Chief Financial Officer.

Matt brings a wealth of finance experience from a variety of industries including the rail and aviation sectors, and also from within the water sector from his time at United Utilities between 2002 to 2010.

Most recently, Matt led a highly successful team at Northern Trains, where he had been Chief Financial Officer since 2020.

A chartered accountant trained at Deloitte, Matt joined Essex & Suffolk Water on 11 September.

Matt, originally from Lancashire, said: “I’m really looking forward to joining the team at Essex & Suffolk Water, working alongside brilliant people and for a business that is working hard to be the best, stepping up to the challenges facing the sector both now and in the future.”

Heidi Mottram, CEO at Northumbrian Water Group, said: “It is fantastic to welcome Matt into the team.

“I am confident that he will hit the ground running, as he has a fantastic wealth of experience and knowledge thanks to his previous roles. He has an impressive track record in leading highly successful teams and I am sure that will continue in his role with us.

“I have no doubt that he will be a great addition to our executive leadership team and will share the values of the company.”

Matt is set to replace Mike Porter, who has been with the business since 2020 and will be taking up a new role at Network Plus.

Heidi Mottram, added: “Mike made a significant contribution to our business from when he joined in June 2020. We are very grateful to him for his leadership and expertise during this time and we wish him well for the future.”

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