People: Severn Trent PLC (SVT.L)

SVT.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Duff

54 2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Olivia Garfield

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael McKeon

58 2005 Finance Director, Executive Director

Myron Hrycyk

56 Chief Information Officer

Bronagh Kennedy

49 2011 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Anthony Ballance

2007 Director - Strategy and Regulation, Executive Director

Martin Kane

61 2014 Chief Engineer, Executive Director

Andy Smith

2007 Director - Water Services, Executive Director

Evelyn Dickey

50 2010 Director - Human Resources

Simon Cocks

47 Waste Water Services Director

Angela Hunter-Dobson

41 2012 Customer Relations Director

Alec Richmond

55 Director - Internal Audit

Anthony Wray

51 2014 Director

John Coghlan

56 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Davey

66 2006 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Gordon Fryett

59 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martin Lamb

54 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Philip Remnant

59 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Angela Strank

2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Crosse

Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Duff

Mr. Andrew J. Duff, BSc, FEI., serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Severn Trent PLC. Andrew’s experience of international and regulated business, strategic management and customer service in high profile, dynamic environments have equipped him well for the role of Chairman of the group. Andrew spent 16 years at BP in marketing, strategy and oil trading. He joined National Power in 1998 and the board of its daughter company Innogy plc upon its demerger from National Power in 2000. He led the restructuring and subsequent sale of Innogy to RWE in 2003. He became CEO of the successor company, npower, and a member of the RWE Group Executive Committee. He was non-executive Chairman of RWE npower until his retirement in December 2010. His External appointments include Senior independent director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee of Wolseley Plc Member of the CBI President’s Committee Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and Earth Trust Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Olivia Garfield

Ms. Olivia Garfield is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She brings to the board a wealth of experience managing customer service delivery and complex infrastructure and organisations in a regulated environment. Before joining Severn Trent, Liv was Chief Executive Officer of Openreach, part of the BT Group, where she spearheaded and oversaw the commercial roll-out of fibre broadband to two thirds of the country. She joined BT in 2002 and held the pivotal roles of Group Director of Strategy and Regulation, Managing Director Commercial and Brands, Global Services and UK Customer Services Director. From 1998 to 2002, Liv worked for Accenture as a consultant in the Communications and High Tech Market Unit, designing and implementing business change solutions across a number of industry sectors.

Michael McKeon

Mr. Michael J. E. McKeon, MA, CA., serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of Severn Trent PLC. Prior to joining Severn Trent he was Finance Director of Novar Plc and before that, held various senior roles with Rolls-Royce Plc, including Finance Director of Aerospace Group. He has international business experience having worked overseas for CarnaudMetalbox, Elf Atochem and Price Waterhouse. Michael is a Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. His External appointments include Non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of The Merchants Trust Plc.

Myron Hrycyk

Mr. Myron Hrycyk, MBA., serves as Chief Information Officer of Severn Trent PLC. Myron has held senior IT posts for organisations across a range of business sectors, Financial Services, Publishing, Automotive and Logistics/Supply Chain. He has delivered strategic IT and business transformation programmes, restructured corporate IT units and deployed high performance IT practices. Myron also has executive responsibility for Supply Chain & Procurement.

Bronagh Kennedy

Ms. Bronagh Kennedy serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of Severn Trent PLC. Bronagh is a solicitor and was previously Group Company Secretary and General Counsel at Mitchells & Butlers, where she worked for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy.

Anthony Ballance

Dr. Anthony J. Ballance, BSc (Hons) MA (Econ) Ph.D., serves as Director - Strategy and Regulation of Severn Trent PLC. He is no longer serve as Executive Director of the Company effective 23 January 2015. Tony’s experience in utility policy and regulation leaves him ideally placed to lead the company’s strategic and regulatory work. Prior to joining Severn Trent he held the posts of Chief Economist for Ofwat, economic consultant, director of London Economics and was a director of Stone and Webster Consultants.

Martin Kane

Mr. Martin J. Kane, BSc, CEng, CEnv, MICE, MIWEM, FIWO., serves as Chief Engineer of Severn Trent PLC. He is no longer serve as Executive Director of the Company effective 23 January 2015. Martin joined Severn Trent Water in 1975 and was appointed Chief Engineer in July 2014. He has held various senior roles giving him an extensive and unique understanding of the design, construction and operation of water and waste water treatment plants, water distribution networks and sewerage systems. Martin was Director of Customer Relations, Severn Trent Water, from May 2006 until January 2012, and Chief Executive Officer of Severn Trent Services until July 2014.

Andy Smith

Mr. Andy P. Smith, BTech (Hons)., serves as Managing Director - Business Services of Severn Trent PLC. He is no longer serve as Executive Director of the Company effective 23 January 2015. Appointed to the board on 2 October 2007 Andy brings a broad range of executive and operational expertise gained from diverse sectors to the board. Andy has significant experience having worked in the UK and overseas with global businesses such as BP, Mars and Pepsi, in engineering and operational management roles. Previously he was a member of the board at Boots Group Plc.

Evelyn Dickey

Ms. Evelyn Dickey serves as Director - Human Resources of Severn Trent PLC. Evelyn has HR experience to lead design and delivery of change programmes, business restructuring, employee relations, resourcing, executive remuneration, organisational capability and performance management initiatives. Before joining Severn Trent Evelyn worked in HR consultancy and as HR Director (HR Operations) for Boots the Chemists.

Simon Cocks

Mr. Simon Cocks, BA (Hons)., serves as Waste Water Services Director of Severn Trent PLC. Simon is an electrical engineer by training. He previously worked for London Electricity in various operational and management roles and, more recently, for National Grid where he was Head of UK Operations Performance and Planning, then Commercial Director for the gas and electricity business in the UK and Europe and held the position of Chief Procurement Officer before joining Severn Trent. Simon is a board member of UK Water Industry Research.

Angela Hunter-Dobson

Ms. Angela Hunter-Dobson serves as Customer Relations Director of Severn Trent PLC. Angela commenced her career with IBM during its transformation from manufacturing to services business. She has since held senior operational leadership positions for Barclays, Hiscox and Vodafone, delivering customer services across B2B, B2C, domestic, international, indirect and regulated markets.

Alec Richmond

Mr. Alec Richmond, BSc, (Econ), FCA, FIIA., serves as Director - Internal Audit of Severn Trent PLC. Prior to that, he worked for Cadbury Schweppes Plc. Before joining Severn Trent, he worked for RSM Robson Rhodes as a director and a member of the management board responsible for Risk Assurance Services. Alec is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Anthony Wray

Mr. Anthony P. Wray, BSc (Hons)., serves Director of Severn Trent PLC. He is no longer a Chief Executive of the Company effective April 11, 2014. His experience in a wide range of operational and strategic leadership roles in the energy, telecoms, water and waste industries enables him to bring a multi disciplined approach to his contribution to the board. Tony brings to his position an in depth operational knowledge of Severn Trent and strategic vision for the group. Previously he was director of Networks at Eircom, the Republic of Ireland’s telephone operation and has held director roles within Transco and National Grid Transco. His External appointments include Non-executive director, Chairman of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Grainger plc Member of Business Advisory Board for ‘Living with Environmental Change’ Member of Water UK Board.

John Coghlan

Mr. John Coghlan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. John is currently Chairman of Inchcape Shipping Services and is a non executive director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Lavendon Group Plc. He was previously a non executive director of both Ashley House plc and DX Services PLC and until 2006 he was Deputy Chief Executive and Group Finance Director of Exel Plc. He was appointed as a non executive director of Hibu Plc (formerly called Yell Group Plc) in June 2002 and was Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Richard Davey

Mr. Richard H. Davey, BA., is no longer serve as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Severn Trent PLC., effective 23 January 2015. Richard spent the majority of his executive career in investment banking at NM Rothschild and Sons, in roles including Head of Investment Banking. Richard brings invaluable specialist financial experience to the board, the Audit Committee and as chair of the Remuneration Committee, having run Rothschild’s Financial Services Group and worked with a number of high street banks and insurers. Previously he held non-executive roles at Yorkshire Building Society, where he was Vice Chairman, Freeserve Plc and Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society. His External appointments include Non-executive Chairman, member of the Audit and Nomination Committees of Amlin Plc.

Gordon Fryett

Mr. Gordon Fryett serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Severn Trent PLC. His experience working in and with international businesses, managing capital expenditure and in depth retail experience at both executive and operational level in a customer facing, competitive environment, enables him to bring substantial experience to the board. He is currently Group Property Director at Tesco Plc, having previously held a number of senior roles within the Tesco Group, including Operations Director, International Support Director and CEO Republic of Ireland.

Martin Lamb

Mr. Martin J. Lamb, BSc, MBA., has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Severn Trent PLC., effective 23 January 2015. He has experience of managing and developing engineering businesses in all parts of the world. Martin has worked for IMI for over 25 years where he has held a number of senior management roles. His commercial acumen, experience of managing complex projects, and familiarity with current market pressures as a serving Chief Executive leave him well placed to add value to the Severn Trent business. Previously Martin was a non-executive director of Spectris plc. His External appointments include Chief Executive and member of the Nominations Committee of IMI plc Member of the Advisory Board of AEA Investors (UK) Limited.

Philip Remnant

Mr. Philip John Remnant CBE ACA, has been appointed as an Independent non-executive director Appointed to the board on 31 March 2014. Philip is a senior investment banker with substantial advisory and regulatory experience. A chartered accountant, he is Senior Independent Director of Prudential Plc, a Deputy Chairman of the Takeover Panel, a non-executive director of UK Financial Investments Limited and Chairman of City of London Investment Trust plc. He was previously a Vice Chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston Europe and Head of the UK Investment Banking Department. Philip was Director General of the Takeover Panel for two years between 2001 and 2003, and again in 2010. Previously he served on the board of Northern Rock plc and from 2007 to 2012 was Chairman of the Shareholder Executive.

Angela Strank

Dr. Angela Strank is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Angela is Vice President and Head of the Chief Executive's Office, BP Group and has held a number of senior technical and commercial leadership roles at BP since 1982.

John Crosse

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