The Board of Jersey Water will announce at its AGM today that Howard Snowden, Managing Director and Engineer, is intending to retire in March 2015 after 23 years of service to the Company. Howard will formally stand down from the Board at the AGM in May 2015.
As part of a planned succession process Helier Smith, Finance Director, is being promoted to the new role of Chief Operating Officer. In this role he will be responsible for all operational aspects of the Company allowing Howard time to concentrate on a number of strategic initiatives in his final year with Jersey Water. It is the current intention that Helier will succeed Howard as Managing Director in March 2015. Helier joined the Company in 2002 and qualified as a Chartered Director in 2010.
Natalie Passmore, Financial Controller, will be assuming the additional role of Company Secretary when Margaret Howard leaves the Company at the end of the month to join the States of Jersey in a new role. Natalie, a Chartered Accountant, joined Jersey Water in 2010 having worked in a number of commercial roles in Jersey and overseas.
Kevin Keen, Chairman, said “the eventual retirement of Howard and his succession is something the Board have been considering for some time, he is going to be a very hard act to follow but we are confident the changes we are planning will leave the Company in good hands. We would like to wish Helier, Natalie and Margaret all the very best in their new positions.”