Anglian Water is currently searching for a new finance director after the promotion of Chris Mellor to group managing director. Mellor has been acting MD since June in the absence of Alan Smith who has been convalescing after an operation. Smith has decided to retire despite making a full recovery from his operation. He has been with the company for 17 years, with seven of those as managing director. No replacement has yet been found for Mellor’s #165,000-a-year position.