Mr Philip Fletcher CBE

Philip Fletcher

Retired Chair of Ofwat

Philip Fletcher was appointed Director-General of Ofwat, the economic regulator for the water industry in England and Wales, in 2000. He became its first Chair in 2006 and retired in 2012.

Earlier, Philip had been the last Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District from 1996, responsible for its finance and other support services. As a civil servant, he had been a founder member of the UK Department of the Environment from 1970 to its dissolution in 1997, working on issues ranging from environmental pollution to local government finance and land-use planning. After a spell as its Central Finance Director, he finished as Director-General of Urban and Rural Regeneration.

For 10 years to 2016, Philip was a member of the Archbishops’ Council, the central charity trustee body for the Church of England, and for the last 4 years Chair of its Mission and Public Affairs Council, responding to General Synod and to Government consultations on a variety of social, ethical and missional issues. He continues to be a member of the CofE Environment Working Group, and a trustee of the Church Urban Fund.

He is married to Margaret. Together they have ministered at the same inner city South London church for nearly 40 years, he as a Reader. They have an adult daughter and 2 grandchildren.


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