EXPERIENCED chief financial officer Mike Porter has joined Northumbrian Water as its new finance director.

He brings with him a strong background in senior finance roles with both PLCs and private companies across the utilities and construction sectors, most recently as CFO of NG Bailey Group, a post he held since 2015.

No stranger to the water industry, Mike previously enjoyed a long career with North West Water, which later became United Utilities.

Commenting on his appointment, he said: "I'm delighted to have joined Northumbrian Water at what is an exciting time for the company.

"I'm looking forward to help make a real positive difference for all our stakeholders and the organisation going forward."

Chief executive of Northumbrian Water, Heidi Mottram, said: "Mike brings a wealth of experience to our executive leadership team, and we are really excited about working with him as we move into a new regulatory period.

"His appointment brings expertise that will prove invaluable as we look to deliver even better services for our customers - at a lower price."

Northumbrian Water Limited supplies 2.7 million customers in the North-East with both water and sewerage services.