"Keith Lough joined Southern Water and was appointed as the company’s Chairman on 1 August 2019.
"Keith has extensive experience in the natural resources and energy sectors in both finance and leadership roles, including as finance director for British Energy plc between 2001 and 2004 during a period of major restructuring.
"In addition, Keith served as non-executive chairman of Gulf Keystone Petroleum plc following a successful debt restructuring. Immediately prior to his appointment to the Board of Southern Water, Keith was a non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem) where he was chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee, having served on the board since 2012.
"Keith holds non-executive directorships in a number of oil and gas companies, including at Hunting plc as senior independent director, Cairn Energy plc and Rockhopper Exploration plc. Keith holds a MA in economics and MSc in finance and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants."