Code Change Committee Nominations

The Strategic Panel have formed a Nominations Committee to shortlist, select and appoint the new Code Change Committee (CCC). This is part of the requirements, outlined in code change CPM039/CPW124: ‘Revisions to Panel Composition’, to transition responsibilities from the current Panel to the new arrangements, namely the Strategic Panel and a Code Change Committee. The Code Change Committee will be responsible for reviewing the contents of the market codes and making recommendations on code changes to Ofwat.


The Strategic Panel held their inaugural meeting on 19 November following which trading parties were invited to nominate suitable candidates for the new Code Change Committee. The Code Change Committee has two retailer and two wholesaler seats. The Trading Party Code Change Committee member role description is available to download below.

Nominations closed on Friday 17 December at 6pm. 

Trading party representatives

Following a highly competitive selection and interview process, the Strategic Panel has appointed the following trading party members to the new Code Change Committee:

Wholesaler Members

  • Michael Rathbone (Market Strategy Manager, Severn Trent Water)
  • Paul Stelfox (Head of Business Market Services, United Utilities)

Retailer Members

  • Claire Yeates (Strategy Director, Waterscan) 
  • Matthew Glover (Head of Wholesaler Management, Wave Utilities)

On behalf of the Strategic Panel, we would like to thank those who nominated themselves for the positions. The Strategic Panel will confirm the remaining Code Change Committee member appointments shortly.

Nominations Committee members

The members of the Nominations Committee are: -

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