Please see below information relating to the Jersey Water Board.
Committee Terms of Reference are available on request by emailing the Company Secretary
Heather MacCallum – Chair
Heather MacCallum was appointed to the Board in October 2016 as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Heather qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She was a partner with KPMG Channel Islands for 15 years before retiring from the partnership in 2016. She now holds a portfolio of non-executive directorships including private companies and charities. She is a non-executive director of Aberdeen Latin American Income Fund Limited, City Merchants High Yield Trust Limited and Blackstone/GSO Loan Financing Limited, all of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In February 2020, Heather was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Nomination Committee. She is also members of the Remuneration and Risk Committees.
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. Helier 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.
Tim is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
Stephen Kay – Non-Executive Director
Mr Stephen Kay was appointed to the Board in April 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. Stephen was the Managing Director of Cambridge Water PLC and also holds a number of Non-Executive appointments in the water sector, namely as an independent non-executive director of South Staffordshire Water, a Director of Watersafe Ltd (a company limited by guarantee to promote the use of qualified plumbers) and a trustee of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge. He is a Chartered Engineer who has spent his career in the water industry both in the UK and internationally.
Stephen is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Risk Committees and also holds the position of Senior Independent Director.
Daragh McDermott – Non-Executive Director
Daragh McDermott was appointed to the Board in October 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. Daragh is the Managing Director of JT (Channel Islands), prior to which he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Ireland, and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Management Consultants, London. Daragh is a Chartered Director and also holds a number of additional positions on the Island, which include being a Board Trustee for Autism Jersey.
Daragh is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Risk Committees.
Michael Pocock – Non-Executive Director
Michael Pocock was appointed to the Board in May 2018 as a Non-Executive Director. Mike is a chartered civil engineer with forty-four years experience in the water industry with Affinity Water, Veolia and Thames Water. His 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 operational resilience, risk management, asset management and capital investment, drought management, water resource and business planning including liaison with DEFRA, DWI, Ofwat and the Environment Agency. Between 2013 and 2018 Mike was also a Director of the Affinity Water Pension fund. Through his career Mike was a long term member of the CIWEM Water Resources Panel and contributed extensively to industry technical groups and research through Water UK and UKWIR.
Mike is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees and Chair of the newly formed Risk Committee.
Anthony Ferrar – Non-Executive Director
Anthony Ferrar was appointed to the Board in July 2020 as a Non-Executive Director.
Anthony previously held the position of Managing Director at SES Water for 11 years before retiring in February 2020. Prior to this he spent 15 years as the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water plc. He has previously worked in a UK and international contracting business and service and manufacturing industries and is currently the Chair of Water UK and a trustee of the Water Companies Pension Scheme.
Anthony is a member of the Nomination and Risk Committees.