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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

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2(1)Scottish Water is to consist of a board comprising—

(a)not fewer than 5, nor more than 8, non-executive members, and

(b)not fewer than 3, nor more than 5, executive members.

(2)The number of non-executive members must exceed the number of executive members by at least 2.

(3)The non-executive members are to be appointed by the Scottish Ministers from amongst persons who appear to them to have knowledge or experience relevant to the functions of Scottish Water.

(4)One of the non-executive members to be appointed under sub-paragraph (3) must be a person appearing to the Scottish Ministers to have special knowledge of the interests of the employees of Scottish Water.

(5)Before inviting applications for appointment as that member, the Scottish Ministers must consult such persons representing those employees as they think fit as to—

(a)the particular knowledge of such interests, and

(b)any other attributes,

that persons seeking such appointment should possess.

(6)The chief executive of Scottish Water is to be one of its executive members and the other executive members are to be appointed by Scottish Water, with the approval of the Scottish Ministers, from amongst its other employees.

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