Castle Water has announced the appointment of Douglas McLaren as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

McLaren is currently UK Operations Director for ScottishPower Energy Retail, a subsidiary of the global energy company, Iberdrola. A law graduate and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Douglas spent nine years at PwC, both in the UK and Canada, before moving to his current position at ScottishPower.

On making the announcement, Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds OBE, said: “I’m delighted to confirm that Douglas McLaren will join Castle Water as Chief Operating Officer. A highly experienced operations director, he will bring further financial, regulatory, and commercial expertise to our accomplished leadership team. Castle Water is a customer-first company focused on performance and Douglas will play a key role in helping us grow and develop the business.”

McLaren will begin the role in June.