Philip Fletcher

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Philip John Fletcher, CBE (born 2 May 1946) is a retired British public servant. From 1968 to 1995, he was a career civil servant, mainly working in the Department of the Environment and rising to the rank of deputy secretary. He served as the final Receiver of the Metropolitan Police (1996 to 2000); and then led Ofwat as its Director General (2000 to 2006) and as Chairman (2006 to 2012).[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Fletcher is an Anglican Christian, and serves as a Reader (lay minister) in the Church of England.[1] He was a member of the Archbishops' Council from 2007 to 2016.[1][2] His brother is Colin Fletcher, the current Bishop of Dorchester.[4]

In the 2006 New Year Honours, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Philip Fletcher CBE". Canterbury Christ Church University. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Prescott announces new water regulator". 30 June 2000. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Business Profile: 'My ruling holds water'". The Daily Telegraph. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  5. ^ "No. 57855". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2005. p. 7.