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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Gillingwater

2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alistair Phillips-Davies

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Gregor Alexander

53 2002 Finance Director, Executive Director

Jim McPhillimy

2014 Managing Director - Enterprise

Will Morris

2012 Managing Director - Retail

Colin Nicol

2016 Managing Director - Networks

Martin Pibworth

2014 Managing Director - Wholesale

Sally Fairbairn

Director of Investor Relations, Company Secretary

Jeremy Beeton

63 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Katie Bickerstaffe

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Susan Bruce

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Crawford Gillies

59 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Lynas

57 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Helen Mahy

55 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Gillingwater

Mr. Richard D. Gillingwater, CBE, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of SSE PLC., since July 23, 2015. For more than a decade he worked in corporate finance and investment banking, in due course becoming Chairman of European Investment Banking at CSFB. He served as Chief Executive of the Shareholder Executive for a time and latterly was Dean of Cass Business School, London. He also has extensive board experience and served as the Chairman of CDC Group and a non-Executive Director of P&O, Debenhams, Tomkins, Qinetiq Group and Kidde. In 2015 he resigned as Senior Independent Director of Hiscox Ltd and as a non-Executive Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc in order to ensure he has the appropriate capacity to be Chairman of SSE plc.

Alistair Phillips-Davies

Mr. Alistair Phillips-Davies is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of SSE PLC. He has over 19 years’ service with the Group, having joined Southern Electric plc in 1997 and has the benefit of experiencing much change in the energy sector over that period. Prior to 1997 he worked for HSBC and National Westminster Bank in corporate finance and business development roles in London and New York. His career has provided him with extensive experience across the energy sector and he has held leadership roles in the Wholesale, Retail and Enterprise areas as well as in other commercial areas of SSE, such as Corporate Finance. In addition he has led many of the Group’s most significant transactions since the merger in 1998 when SSE plc was formed. Alistair also served as Chairman of the Energy Retail Association.

Gregor Alexander

Mr. Gregor Alexander is Finance Director, Executive Director of SSE PLC. He has over 25 years’ service with the Group, joining Scottish Hydro-Electric plc in 1990 and has the benefit of experiencing much change in the energy sector over this period. Prior to 1990, Gregor worked for Arthur Andersen where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He was SSE’s Group Treasurer and Tax Manager before being appointed as Finance Director in 2002. His role was expanded in 2012 and he now has responsibility for Finance, Risk, Audit and Insurance, Procurement and Logistics, IT, Corporate Business Services and Investor Relations. He was instrumental in SSE’s investment in SGN and is currently Chairman of the SGN Board. In addition he is the sponsoring Board member for SSE’s businesses in Ireland.

Jim McPhillimy

Mr. Jim McPhillimy is Managing Director - Enterprise of SSE PLC. Mr. Jim McPhillimy is Managing Director, Enterprise of SSE PLC. Jim joined SSE in 1995 and is responsible for SSE Contracting, Lighting Services, Utility Solutions, Telecoms, and business relationship management.

Will Morris

Mr. Will Morris is Managing Director - Retail of SSE PLC. Will joined SSE in 2012 and is responsible for the customer facing Retail business in Energy Supply and Energy-related Services.

Colin Nicol

Mr. Colin Nicol is a Managing Director - Networks of the Company. Colin joined SSE in 2010 and was responsible for SSE’s electricity distribution networks. Colin represents the Networks business at the Executive Committee.

Martin Pibworth

Mr. Martin Pibworth is Managing Director - Wholesale of SSE PLC. Martin has worked in energy trading for more than 15 years. He is responsible for energy portfolio management, generation, generation development, gas production and gas storage.

Sally Fairbairn

Ms. Sally Fairbairn is a Director of Investor Relations, Company Secretary of the Company. Sally and her team provide company secretarial support and services to the Group and are the contact point for the investment community.

Jeremy Beeton

Mr. Jeremy John Beeton is Non-Executive Independent Director of SSE PLC. Jeremy’s career comprises over 40 years of international project management experience over large, multi-site projects. He has worked with a wide range of organisations including governments, and both private and public companies. During his career, he held various positions at Bechtel Ltd., Haden Maclellan Holdings PLC and Cleveland Bridge Engineering UK Middle East Ltd. In due course he became Principal Vice President of Bechtel Ltd, where he had responsibility for the management and delivery of Bechtel’s civil engineering projects in infrastructure and aviation. He was the Director General of the UK Government Olympic Executive, the lead government body for coordinating the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games from 2007 to 2012.

Katie Bickerstaffe

Ms. Katie Bickerstaffe is Non-Executive Independent Director of SSE PLC. Katie has experience in a variety of roles in customerfacing retailers and fastchanging markets. Katie is a graduate of Unilever’s management training scheme and her earlier career included roles at Dyson Ltd and PepsiCo Inc. She later became Managing Director of Kwik Save Ltd and Group Retail Director and Group HR Director at Somerfield plc. From 2008 to 2012, Katie further expanded and consolidated her varied business experience while serving as Director of Marketing, People and Property (Dixons). In 2012 she was promoted to the role of Chief Executive, UK and Ireland Dixons Carphone plc and also joined the Group Board.

Susan Bruce

Dame Susan Bruce has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of SSE PLC. Sue has had an extensive and varied career in local government. During this time, she held a variety of roles including Chief Executive at both East Dunbartonshire Council and Aberdeen City Council before taking up the role of Chief Executive at the City of Edinburgh Council. This provided her with substantial experience in leading sizeable organisations with large numbers of employees, significant assets and an important place in the communities they serve. Through this part of her career, she also gained experience in financial management, cost control, organisation recovery and in a range of large-scale projects. After 40 years service she retired from local government in 2015.

Crawford Gillies

Mr. Crawford Gillies is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, since 1 August 2015. Crawford has over three decades of business and management experience in a variety of organisations. Initially this was with Bain & Company, a firm of international management consultants, where he was Managing Director Europe from 2001 to 2005. While at Bain he worked with major companies in the UK, Continental Europe and North America across multiple sectors. He has also held public sector posts in both England and Scotland. He was an independent member of the Department of Trade & Industry and chaired its Audit & Risk Committee. Crawford brings a wealth of experience including extensive board experience, making him an excellent appointment as SSE’s Senior Independent Director.

Peter Lynas

Mr. Peter J. Lynas has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has over 30 years of business experience spanning all areas of finance as well as plc board experience. He joined GEC-Marconi in 1985 as a Financial Accountant at the manufacturing operation in Portsmouth. In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Marconi Electronic Systems prior to the completion of the British Aerospace/ Marconi merger. He was a Board Director of Marconi’s European joint venture companies, Alenia Marconi Systems and Matra Marconi Space, and has been Chairman of the trustee Board of a major pension scheme. He has been Group Finance Director of BAE Systems Plc since 2011.

Helen Mahy

Ms. Helen M. Mahy is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company., since 1 March 2016. Helen has experience as Company Secretary and General Counsel as well as on UK and international boards. She was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Babcock International Group PLC. From 2003 to late 2012 she was Group Company Secretary and General Counsel of National Grid plc where she gained valuable energy sector experience as well as experience in the areas of risk and compliance. She was previously a non-Executive Director of Aga Rangemaster Group plc and of Stagecoach Group plc and a former chair of the GC100 Group. These roles have also provided Helen with extensive commercial experience.