Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) has confirmed that its Chief Executive, Ben Jeffs, will be leaving the organisation in the summer and that the search for his successor has begun.
Jeffs joined MOSL in June 2015 to lead the delivery and operation of the central market operating system and processes that will enable the competitive water market to function on 1 April.
MOSL is currently transitioning to its long-term operating model in readiness to deliver its role as the market operator and recently announced that it had completed the appointment of its senior leadership team.
As part of the process, MOSL has now begun the process of appointing a permanent Chief Executive to lead the next phase of the organisation’s development. Following discussions with the Board, Jeffs has confirmed that he does not wish to be considered for the role.
Jeffs will be supporting the Board during the forthcoming selection process and has reiterated his commitment to lead the organisation over the coming months to ensure a successful launch and transition to the enduring market operator in the live market.
MOSL’s Chairman, Andrew Pinder, said: “The past eighteen months have been a period of enormous challenge and opportunity for MOSL and the water industry as a whole. Ben’s drive, determination and depth of knowledge has played a major part in delivering such a complicated programme on time and within budget. We thank him for all his efforts to date and in the important months ahead.
“We are now looking for a successor that will continue to build on the excellent progress that Ben and his team has made to date. Market participants can be assured that MOSL’s strategy, direction and pace of delivery will continue.”