For information regarding the Jersey Water Board Member please see list below
Committee terms of reference are available on request
Peter Yates – Chair
Peter Yates was appointed to the Board in May 2009. Mr Yates, a Chartered Accountant, was previously a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers working in the United Kingdom and Jersey for over 31 years. He is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Invesco Leveraged High Yield Fund plc.
Mr Yates chairs the Nomination Committee and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee
Helier Smith – Chief Executive Officer
Helier Smith was appointed to the Board as Finance Director in October 2003 after joining the Company in 2002.
He was previously employed by KPMG in the UK and Jersey where he worked for eleven years in the manufacturing, distribution and finance sectors. Mr Smith qualified as a Chartered Director in 2010. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in 2012.
Natalie Passmore – Finance Director
Natalie is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Manager and holds the Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Natalie joined Jersey Water in 2010 having worked in a number of commercial roles in Jersey and overseas. As Finance Director Natalie provides leadership for the financial aspects of the Company’s strategy and continues to manage the Finance team and oversees the Company’s business systems and Customer Services Department.
Natalie won the award for Young Director of the Year at the Institute of Directors (IoD) Jersey Awards in May 2019.
Tim Herbert – Non-Executive Director
Tim Herbert was appointed to the Board in January 2015 as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Herbert is a Jersey advocate and has spent his whole career in Jersey. He was a partner at Mourant Ozannes for over twenty-five years including a term as Managing Partner and since July 2012 has been retained as a consultant to the firm. He had a broad commercial practice and now holds a number of other roles in the community.
Mr Herbert is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Stephen Kay – Non-Executive Director
Mr Stephen Kay was appointed to the Board in April 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Kay was the Managing Director of Cambridge Water PLC and also holds a number of Non-Executive appointments in the water sector, namely as Chairman of Iceni Waters ltd, Trustee of the Water Companies Pension Scheme, Chairman of the Water UK Technical Standards Board and Chairman of the Water Regulations Advisory Service. He is a Chartered Engineer who has spent his career in the water industry both in the UK and internationally.
Mr Kay is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Heather MacCallum – Non-Executive Director
Heather MacCallum was appointed to the Board in October 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. Ms MacCallum has been partner of KPMG, Channel Islands since 2001, retiring from the partnership on 30 September 2016. She has been with KPMG’s financial services practice in the Channel Islands for 20 years, gaining a broad range of experience from companies with a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange through to private investment vehicles. Ms MacCallum became a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in November 1993 1995.
Ms MacCallum chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Daragh McDermott – Non-Executive Director
Daragh McDermott was appointed to the Board in October 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. Mr McDermott is the Corporate Affairs Director of JT Group Limited, prior to which he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Ireland, and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Management Consultants, London. Mr McDermott is a Chartered Director and also holds a number of additional positions on the Island, which include being a Board Trustee for Autism Jersey and an independent member of the States of Jersey Audit Committee.
Mr McDermott is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Mike Pocock – Non-Executive Director
Mike Pocock was appointed to the Board in May 2018 as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Pocock is a chartered civil engineer with forty-four years experience in the water industry with Affinity Water and predecessor companies, Veolia and Thames Water. His range of design, construction, operational and business planning roles have spanned all aspects of water engineering and management. From September 2018 Mike has been an independent management consultant offering expert advice to the UK water industry.
In September 2018 Mike retired as an executive director of Affinity Water where he was responsible for all aspects of asset strategy, asset management, water resource and business planning including liaison with DEFRA, DWI, Ofwat and the Environment Agency. Between 2013 and 2018 Mike was a Director of the Affinity Water Pension fund and through his career a long term member of the CIWEM Water Resources Panel and contributed extensively to industry technical groups and research through Water UK and UKWIR.
Mr Pocock is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.