Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

Fraser appointed CEO at Cadent

17 June 2019

Channel: People & skills

Steve Fraser has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Cadent.

Fraser, who is currently the chief operating officer at United Utilities, will join Cadent in the autumn.

In a statement Cadent said: "Steve brings a wealth of experience to Cadent in leading teams through change, managing and transforming infrastructure businesses. He will lead Cadent on the next step of its journey, to put the customer at the heart of everything it does, beyond the RIIO1 regulatory period into RIIO2." 

Steve Hurrell will continue as the interim CEO until the autumn, and then return to his role as chief financial officer.  Hurrell became the interim CEO in February this year after Chris Train, OBE confirmed his plans to retire.


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