Andy Green CBE elected new chair for international charity WaterAid

WaterAid is thrilled to welcome Andy Green, former President of the UK Space trade body, as its new chair. 

Mr Green was instrumental in the development of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy, which set the UK space sector on its current growth trajectory He received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2020 for services to the information technology sector and to the British Space Industry.

A long-term supporter of WaterAid, his not-for-profit work focuses on helping develop a vibrant sustainable UK economy for the next generation and supporting the development of the poorest in the world, whilst protecting the environment.

Mr Green holds a number of Chair, Non-Executive Director and advisory roles, linked by his passion for how technology transforms business and our daily lives. He splits his time between commercial and societal development roles, while making time to work with start-ups.

He chairs Lowell Group, one of Europe’s largest credit management companies; is Senior Independent Director at Airtel Africa, the UK listed mobile operator in 14 African countries, and is a NED at Link Administration Holdings, an international provider of financial administration services. He is a National Infrastructure Commissioner and a Trustee of the Disasters Emergency Committee and WWF UK.

His past appointments include CEO BT Global Services, CEO Logica, SID ARM Holdings, Chair IG Group Holdings plc and Chair Digital Catapult.

Andy Green, CBE, said:

“I am proud to be joining the team at WaterAid. I am passionate about making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene available to everyone, everywhere and look forward to helping bring these basic human rights to poor communities across the world.”

Tim Wainwright, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Andy as our new chair at WaterAid. His extensive experience of business leadership and advisory roles will be vital as we continue to work towards our vision of a world where everyone everywhere has clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene within the coming decade.”

Mr Green replaces Tim Clark who joined WaterAid in 2013.

WaterAid worked with Macaulay Search and Nurole in the search and appointment of its new Chair.

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