Sir Ian Byatt is Chairman of the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (2005-present), and Chairman of the Trustees of David Hume Institute in Edinburgh (2008-). He has been an Honorary Professor at Birmingham University since 2003, and an Honorary Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, since 2007. In 2004, he was appointed a Member of the International Advisory Committee of Public Utilities Research Center, University of Florida. Sir Ian was Director General of Water Services (Ofwat) from 1989 to 2000. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chief Economic Adviser at HM Treasury (1978 - 1989). He was a Member of the Economic Policy Committee of European Communities from 1978 to 1989, and held the Chair from 1982-85. He is author of British Electrical Industry 1975 - 1914 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979) and Accounting for Economic Costs and Changing Prices (HM Treasury, 1986).