New Director of Strategy and Regulation appointed at Severn Trent

17th March 2020

Water and waste company Severn Trent has today announced that Shane Anderson is to replace Tony Ballance as the business’ Director of Strategy and Regulation.

Shane, who has been Severn Trent’s Head of Economic Regulation for the past five years, will take over from Tony next month.

Severn Trent CEO Liv Garfield said: “We had a really incredible response to our search for a new Director, with some impressive candidates from outside the business, but it’s really wonderful to be able to appoint another one of our own to such an important role, and Shane really was head and shoulders above the field.

“He was really instrumental in piloting us through the PR19 process, getting us that fast-track status for the very first time, and his passion for all things Severn Trent really shone through the whole process.”

Before joining Severn Trent in 2015, Shane was at Ofwat for five years in a variety of roles, including helping deliver PR14 for the Regulator, having previously worked for NERA Economic Consulting and in the Australian banking industry.

“I’m looking forward to thinking about the long-term future of the business, not just PR24 but over the course of next 20 years, where AMP8’s just a stepping stone,” said Shane.

He graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Finance, and was most recently a member of the CBI’s 35 Under 35 Committee.