Liz Barber - Chief Executive Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water

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Liz joined the Kelda Group in November 2010 as Group Director of Finance and Regulation, later becoming the Group Director of Finance, Regulation and Markets.  Liz joined the Group from Ernst & Young, where she held a number of senior partner roles, including leading the firm’s national water team and the assurance practice across the North region.  She had been with Ernst & Young since 1987 and in that time worked with some of the largest companies in the UK.  She specialised in delivery of services to the water industry, including a number of water companies and UK regulators.  Liz is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Liz is also a lay member and trustee of the University of Leeds and chaired the HRH Prince Charles’ Accounting for Sustainability network of CFOs for two years.  She was also a non-executive director and Chair of the Audit Committee at KCOM Group PLC from April 2015 until August 2019.