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PRESS RELEASE : Consumer Council for Water board member reappointed [August 2023]

The press release issued by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 21 August 2023.

Robert Wilson’s second term as a board member will run until December 2026.

Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey has reappointed Robert Wilson to the board of the Consumer Council for Water (CCW).

Robert’s first term as a board member for the CCW – the independent, statutory body that represents all water and sewerage consumers across England and Wales – ended on 30 June 2022 and was subsequently extended until 30 December 2023. His second term, announced today, will run until 30 December 2026.

The reappointment has been made in accordance with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.

The Consumer Council for Water provides advice and information on water matters and investigates complaints if customers have tried and failed to resolve issues with their water company or retailer.


  • Robert Wilson is an experienced businessman, Chairman and Non-Executive Director across the private, public and charity sectors.
  • He now invests in innovation and technology-driven SMEs, supporting them as an adviser to aid growth and international trade.
  • Robert is a former Member of Parliament for Reading East, as well as a Minister at the Cabinet Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.