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Chris Weston

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Weston was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in January 2024.


  • Strong operational and strategic leadership expertise
  • Turning round business performance
  • Improving customer experience
  • Working in regulated environments


Chris Weston is an experienced business leader who has held many senior roles in the energy and infrastructure sectors, both in the UK and around the world. 

Before joining Thames Water, Chris was CEO of Aggreko, an energy and temperature control company operating in 45 countries. Aggreko was bought in a public markets’ transaction in 2021. 

Before this, Chris worked at Centrica, the parent company of British Gas. He held several leadership roles, including Managing Director of International Downstream. Chris was responsible for Direct Energy, Centrica’s North American subsidiary. Leading Direct Energy, Chris covered upstream oil and gas operations, as well as downstream customer operations. For this role, he lived and worked in North America. 

At Centrica, Chris was also Managing Director of British Gas Services and British Gas Business. British Gas Services is one of the world’s largest heating installation, repair, and maintenance businesses. British Gas Business provides gas and electricity to businesses in the UK. 

Prior to Centrica, Chris worked in the telecommunications sector for the Cable & Wireless Group. He held senior roles in Mercury Communications in the UK and Optus in Australia.

Chris Weston was a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Navy from 2017 until 2023. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Barratt Homes since 2021. He became a Non-Executive Director of Water UK in January 2024. 

Before his career in business, Chris served in the Armed Forces in the Royal Artillery. He has a PhD and MBA from Imperial College London. Outside of work, he is a keen fly fisherman.

Chris Weston