South Staffordshire Plc appoints Charley Maher as new CEO

Portrait of Charley Maher, the new CEO of South Staffordshire Plc

Integrated services group South Staffordshire Plc has announced the appointment of Charley Maher as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an external selection process. She will replace Phil Newland at the helm of the Group, following his decision to step down from his role at South Staffordshire Plc earlier in the year.

Charley joins from the YTL Group where she held a number of positions across YTL’s companies including Chief Commercial Officer at Wessex Water Group, Managing Director of water and wastewater retailer water2business and customer billing company Pelican Business Services, as well as Non-Executive Director positions at renewable energy business GENeco and lifecycle construction and operations business Turnbull.

Steve Johnson MBE, non-executive chairman of South Staffordshire Plc, said:

“Alongside the Board, I am delighted to welcome Charley to the South Staffordshire Plc Group. Charley brings a wealth of relatable experience and achievement in leadership roles in both regulated and non-regulated businesses within a wider Group environment and is a key appointment for our Group as we continue to grow and expand into new services and sectors.

“We look forward to Charley joining us in September, as she and our wider executive team continue to drive the Group’s strategy forward to deliver for our clients, employees and wider community. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Phil for what has been an outstanding commitment and contribution to the success of the Group over the last 21 years, and to wish him every success in the future.”

Charley Maher added:

“I’m delighted to be joining the South Staffordshire Plc Group, a diverse, yet interconnected group of businesses with positive ambitions for the future.  

I’m looking forward to building on previous progress, and I’m excited to work with the team to build a safe and great place to work, deliver excellent experiences for customers and clients, and make a positive contribution to our communities and the environment.”