New CABWI Chair appointed

The water and utility industry’s training certification and accreditation body, CABWI, has appointed Water UK’s Director of Finance and Company Secretary Graham Saul as its next chairman. He succeeds the former Northern Ireland Water Chief Operating Officer John Kelly who has stepped down after 19 years in the role.

CABWI oversees a wide range of street works and regulated vocational qualifications and provides endorsement for training courses and their providers. It has also recently been selected to provide end point assessment for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship for Water Process Technician.

Graham Saul has worked with Water UK since 1999 and is also a director, non-executive director, or trustee for several other companies and charities across a broad spectrum of activities. He joined the CABWI board as a trustee in 2011. In his spare time he enjoys motor racing both as a successful competitor and as an instructor.

Commenting on his appointment Graham Saul said: “These are exciting times for CABWI as we strengthen our important position as a leading provider of quality and assurance for the qualifications taken by over 13,000 people each year. We ensure that the water and wider utility industries can have confidence that the people they employ who take our qualifications meet the highest standards of practice and delivery in their chosen fields.

“I should like to thank John Kelly for his tremendous enthusiasm and contribution to the work of CABWI under his leadership. He leaves a significant legacy and I am under no illusions as to how hard an act he will be to follow. I am fortunate that he has built a strong board of trustees and staff team to help me take things forward.”


For further information contact Paul Byrne at CABWI on:
Phone: 020 7469 2641

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