People: Centrica PLC (CNA.L)

CNA.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Jan 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Haythornthwaite

57 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Iain Conn

2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Grant Dawson

53 1997 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Mark Hanafin

53 2013 Managing Director - International Upstream, Executive Director

Ian Peters

2014 Managing Director - British Gas

Jill Shedden

47 2011 Group Director - Human Resources

Michael Linn

62 2013 Non-Executive Director

Carlos Pascual

2015 Non-Executive Director

Margherita Della Valle

47 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Lesley Knox

60 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian Meakins

58 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Rayner

60 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Haythornthwaite

Mr. Richard N. Haythornthwaite has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Centrica PLC., effective January 1, 2014. He has also been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective October 14, 2013. He is also the chairman of the global board at the NYSE-listed Mastercard Inc (since 2006) and the operating business portfolio at PSI, a private fund. In the not-for-profit sector, he is the chairman of the Southbank Centre in London and the World Wide Web Foundation. He previously, as CEO, led the rescue of Invensys from 2001-2005 and the defence, turnaround and subsequent sale of Blue Circle Industries from 1997-2001. He spent his early career in various corporate, upstream and leadership positions in BP from 1978-1995, including exploration and production roles in the North Sea, Alaska, France and Venezuela before moving to Premier Oil as Commercial Director from 1995-1997. He has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities. He was educated at MIT (Sloan Fellow), The Queen’s College, Oxford (MA Geology) and Colstons School, Bristol.

Iain Conn

Mr. Iain C. Conn has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective January 1, 2015. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of the Company effective July 29, 2014. Iain joins from BP plc where he has been Chief Executive, Downstream since June 2007. Iain joined BP Oil International in 1986, working in a variety of roles in oil trading, commercial refining and exploration before becoming, on the merger between BP and Amoco in 1999, Vice President of BP Amoco Exploration’s mid-continent business unit. At the end of 2000, he returned to London as Group Vice President and a member of the refining and marketing segment’s executive committee, taking over responsibility in 2001 for BP’s marketing operations in Europe. In 2002 he was appointed Chief Executive of BP Petrochemicals. Following his appointment to the Board in 2004, he served for three years as Group Executive Officer, Strategic Resources, with responsibility for a number of group functions and regions. He is a Non-Executive Director of BT Group plc and also served as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc from January 2005 until May 2014. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Imperial College Business School and a member of the Council of Imperial College.

Grant Dawson

Mr. Grant Dawson is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Centrica Plc. Appointed as General Counsel & Company Secretary since the demerger from British Gas plc in February 1997 having joined British Gas in October 1996. Grant was called to the Bar in 1982, he spent most of his career in industry joining the legal department of Racal Electronics plc in 1984 and then STC plc as legal adviser in 1986 until they were taken over in 1991 by Northern Telecom Limited. Between 1991 and 1996 he was the Associate General Counsel for Nortel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Mark Hanafin

Mr. Mark Hanafin is Managing Director - International Upstream, Executive Director of Centrica Plc. Mark joined Centrica as Managing Director, Centrica Energy on 14 July 2008. He was appointed as a non-executive director of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Group Limited in November 2009. Previously he spent 21 years with Royal Dutch Shell, most recently as CEO of Shell Energy North America in Houston. Prior to joining Shell, he worked for General Electric Company (GEC) having qualified as a chartered engineer. He is Non-executive director of EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Group Limited.

Ian Peters

Ian A. D. Peters is Managing Director - British Gas of Centrica plc., effective 31 December 2014. He joined Centrica in 2002 to lead Goldfish, after extensive financial services experience. Ian became Managing Director, British Gas Business in June 2005.

Jill Shedden

Ms. Jill Shedden is Group Director - Human Resources of Centrica Plc., since 1 July 2011. Previously she was HR Director for Centrica Energy. She joined British Gas plc as a graduate in 1988 and has since held a wide range of roles across the Group including HR Director for British Gas Business and British Gas Residential.

Michael Linn

Mr. Michael C. Linn has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Centrica PLC., effective June 1, 2013. He has also been appointed as the Member of Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. He is a Director and Founder on the board of LINN Energy, LLC where he previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer as well as Executive Chairman. Mr Linn founded LINN Energy in 2003 and the company became the first publicly traded E&P partnership in 2006. He is also the President of MCL Ventures, LC, an investment company; senior advisor to Quantum Energy Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm; and a director of Nabors Industries which is headquartered in the US and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He serves on the National Petroleum Council and the board of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. He is also a Texas representative for the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. He was previous chairman and currently serves on the Natural Gas Council and, in the past, has also been a director of the Natural Gas Supply Association and President of the Independent Oil and Gas Associations of New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. Linn also has a number of civic interests which include being a member of the board of trustees for the Texas Heart Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a director of Houston Children’s Charity and the Houston Police Foundation.

Carlos Pascual

Mr. Carlos Pascual has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective from January 1, 2015. He is a senior leader integrating issues of national security, energy geopolitics and economic and commercial development. He served as US Ambassador in Mexico from 2009 to 2011 and in Ukraine from 2000 to 2003, developed two new State Department bureaus on energy and conflict, directed foreign policy research at the Brookings Institution and authored four books. On 1 September 2014, Carlos Pascual joined Columbia University as a Fellow and Senior Research Scholar at the Centre for Global Energy Policy, where he is teaching and writing on the geopolitics of energy. Between 2011 and 2014, Carlos Pascual established and directed the US State Department’s Energy Resources Bureau. As Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. Pascual led the Department’s work on energy diplomacy across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, the geopolitical impacts of the shale gas revolution, power sector initiatives to create market incentives for clean and renewable energy, and the development of commercial strategies to bring energy access to those without it.

Margherita Della Valle

Ms. Margherita Della Valle is Independent Non-Executive Director of Centrica Plc, since 1 January 2011. She is Deputy Chairman of the Audit Committee. She will become Chairman of the Audit Committee in July 2013. In October 2010 she was appointed group financial controller of Vodafone Group Plc, prior to which she was chief financial officer for the group’s European region from April 2007 to October 2010 and chief financial officer of Vodafone Italy from 2004 to 2007. Previously she joined Omnitel Pronto Italia in Italy in 1994 and held various consumer marketing positions in business analytics and customer base management prior to moving to finance. Omnitel was acquired by Vodafone Group in 2000.

Lesley Knox

Mrs. Lesley M. S. Knox is Independent Non-Executive Director of Centrica Plc, since 1 January 2012 and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. She is a non-executive director of SABMiller Plc and is a trustee of the Grosvenor Estates and chairman of Grosvenor Group Limited. She was previously with British Linen Bank in 1997, becoming governor in 1999, and was subsequently a founder director of British Linen Advisers from 1999 to 2003. She was previously senior non-executive director of Hays Plc and also spent 15 years with Kleinwort Benson from 1981 to 1996, first in corporate finance and then as chief executive of the institutional asset management business.

Ian Meakins

Mr. Ian K. Meakins has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Centrica Plc., effective January 1, 2015. Ian has broad general management and board experience and considerable experience in managing businesses with strong brands. Ian is currently CEO of Wolseley plc and was, until April 2009, chief executive of Travelex Holdings Ltd, the international foreign exchange and payments business. Previously he was chief executive officer of Alliance UniChem plc until its merger with Boots in July 2006. Between 2000 and 2004, he was president, European Major Markets and Global Supply for Diageo plc, spending over 12 years with the company in a variety of international management positions.

Paul Rayner

Mr. Paul Ashley Rayner is Independent Non-Executive Director of Centrica Plc. Paul brings very considerable and wide-ranging international experience. He was finance director of British American Tobacco plc from 2002 until April 2008. In 1991 he joined Rothmans Holdings Limited in Australia, holding senior executive appointments, and became chief operating officer of British American Tobacco Australasia Limited in September 1999. Non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Qantas Airways Limited, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Boral Limited, chairman and non-executive director of Treasury Wine Estates Limited.

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