Chris Offer

Wholesaler Strategic Panel Member

Chris Offer

Chris has more than 25 years of working in regulated utility sectors.  In his current role he has oversight of the long term strategy of the business and all matters relating to regulation. This includes over-seeing the regulatory Price Review and how these fits into the long-term business plan and strategy for the business. Oversight of the strategy includes considering long-term factors such as climate change, global megatrends, the political landscape, and social, economic, and technological trends as well the role of innovation and markets in promoting and achieving better outcomes.

Chris joined Yorkshire Water in July 2021, having previously spent time with RAPID (Ofwat) and 14 years with Affinity Water. At Affinity Water he was responsible for regulatory strategy, business planning and leading a number of cross-organisational functions including economic regulation, water quality, health and safety, public affairs and communications.  His experience includes commercial, economic, and financial modelling, business change and transformation, cost-benefit analysis, regulatory reporting and compliance as well as asset management and investment planning.  He started his career as an economist working for Ofgem, followed by several years as a consultant for Mott Mcdonald Water Utilities division.

Chris is a Board member of Living With Water, a partnership between Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Environment Agency and the University of Hull – all of which play a role in managing water in Hull and the East Riding. Chris is also Chair of the Yorkshire Water Competition and Markets Committee and Deputy Chair of the Net Zero Committee.

Chris Offer

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