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Chris Jones

Chris has 25 years’ experience as a CEO, CFO and non-executive director (NED) in a range of businesses operating in highly regulated environments (utilities, financial services and media), with a strong focus on customer service and long-term sustainability.

He was a co-founder of Glas Cymru Cyf., which acquired Welsh Water in 2001 to create the UK’s only non-shareholder private utility company. Chris was CFO of Welsh Water from 2001 to 2013 and then CEO until he stepped down in May 2020.

He is currently Senior Independent Director of S4C (the Welsh language public service media company), a non-executive director of Xoserve Limited (the Central Data Services Provider for Britain’s gas market) and was a former NED of The Principality Building Society. He has had a range of trustee and advisory roles with third sector organisations, including The Prince’s Trust, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, Water UK and CBI Wales.

Chris is a Welsh speaker, having learned as an adult. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2020.