New Chair of the Consumer Council for Water appointed

Robert Wilson will take on the role for a three-year term

Robert Wilson has today (Friday 24 May) been confirmed as the new Chair of the Consumer Council for Water.

Robert will succeed the departing Chair, Robert Light, for a three-year term commencing on 6 June 2024.

The appointment has been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office.


  • Robert Wilson is an experienced businessman, Chairman and Non-Executive Director across the private, public and charity sectors.
  • Robert has been involved in supporting consumers in the transport sector with Transport Focus, the independent watchdog representing the interests of rail, tram, bus and coach passengers, as well as in the water industry as a Board member at the Consumer Council for Water for the past five years.
  • He is a former Member of Parliament and Minister.

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Consumer Council for Water