YORKSHIRE Water has appointed Vanda Murray OBE to its board as non-executive director and chair designate.

She will join the board with effect from July 1 and will take up the role of chair following a handover in the next few months.

She will succeed Anthony Rabin who has been chair since September 2016 and will also become chair of Kelda Holdings Ltd and Kelda Eurobond Co Ltd. Mr Rabin first joined the board in 2013, becoming chair in 2016.

He said: “We are delighted that Vanda is joining Yorkshire Water as an independent non-executive director and will succeed me as the independent chair of Yorkshire Water. Vanda brings extensive experience of business leadership in a number of different sectors and was an outstanding candidate. She will join us at this critical time, when we are starting to assemble our strategy and plans for the next ten years."