Anglian Water's new catch

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Tim Stone, the Government's senior nuclear adviser and a driving force behind the development of the controversial private finance initiative, has joined £1.1bn-turnover utility Anglian Water as a non-executive director.

Mr Stone has been looking to build-up a portfolio of directorships this year, as he reached KPMG's retirement age of 60 last month. Though he had to leave his role as chairman of its global infrastructure and projects group, Mr Stone remains an adviser to the big four accountant.

However, his most high-profile role has been as the brains behind the current and previous governments' new-build nuclear programme, his secondment having started in 2007.

Anglian Water chairman Adrian Montague said: "Our business is involved in the important debates about planning, prioritising and funding of infrastructure, and about tackling the impacts of climate change. So we are very fortunate to be able to call upon Tim's extensive experience and expertise, both here and overseas, across a range of business-critical areas."