Deputy PM’s wife to join board of UK’s first desalination plant operators
The firm behind the UK's first desalination plant - which opened earlier this month on the River Thames - are close to adding the wife of the deputy prime minister to its board.
The board of directors of Spanish-owned Acciona agreed, subject to share holder approval, the details of appointing Miriam González Durantez as a non-executive director yesterday (June 10).
The offer has now been put to Ms González Durantez, who is married to the new deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, offering her a first directorship – should she accept.
Ms González Durantez, who uses her maiden name for work, is currently a partner at DLA Piper, a UK-based law firm, where she heads up their international trade and EU law practice.
Chairman of Acciona, José Manuel Entrecanales, said the planned appointment showed the firm’s ‘commitment to international expansion’.
He added: “We are absolutely delighted to offer this directorship to Miriam.
“Her experience at the European Commission and in international trade is invaluable to us and is totally in line with Acciona business strategy, we look forward to welcoming her.”