He will succeed the existing CEO, Steve Shine OBE who has successfully completed his interim role to reposition Veolia in the water marketplace and developed a new long-term strategy to maximise customer value through operations and service optimisation. In recognition of his significant contribution to the water business, Steve is also a valued member of Veolia’s Advisory Board.
John will join Veolia in March as its Chief Operating Officer - Water and brings with him a strong track record of driving innovation and delivering business improvement and growth. He successfully led Biwater Treatment through its acquisition by MWH Global and will deliver a sustainable vision and strategy for Veolia’s UK water business.
Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia’s Executive Vice-President – UK & Ireland said: “I would like to thank Steve for his excellent work and dedication to Veolia and leading our strategic review and for his invaluable industry expertise which has put us in a strong position to develop the water business in the future.
“We now have a sound platform for growth built around our core strengths and skills and technological excellence and I would like to welcome John to the business and believe his extensive experience of growing companies in the water sector makes him well-placed to take the business forward.”