Mr Smith is currently a principal consultant with Indepen Consulting Limited. His earlier career spans both the privatised water and rail sectors
and the Government Economic Service. From 1990, he was successively, director of
Railtrack plc and led work on successive price reviews. Before joining Anglian, he
held a number of positions in local government finance and environmental protection
in the DoE. He is co-author of a 2003 report, for Defra and
Ofwat, on the implications of changing financial structures in the water industry.'
Consumer minister Gerry Sutcliffe said:
'An effective competition regime is essential in order to help drive
forward a productive and innovative economy.'
For biographies of the other appointees click here.
The appointment is for eight years. The pay for these posts is£300 per day for a time commitment of one or two days per week.