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United Utilities Group PLC (UU.L)

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17 Feb 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McAdam

68 2008 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Mogford

59 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Russ Houlden

58 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Simon Gardiner

2011 Company Secretary

Alison Goligher

2016 Non-Executive Director

Stephen Carter

52 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Clare

58 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Brian May

52 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sara Weller

54 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McAdam

Dr. John David Gibson McAdam is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of United Utilities Group Plc. He is responsible for the leadership of the board, setting its agenda and ensuring its effectiveness on all aspects of its role. Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Chemical Physics, Diploma Advanced Studies in Science, PhD. Appointment to the board: Appointed as a non-executive director in February 2008 and as Chairman in July 2008. Committee membership: Nomination (chair). Skills and experience: With over 17 years’ service as a board director in a wide range of companies, and as a current non-executive director serving on a number of other boards, John has a wealth of experience on which to draw in his role as Chairman and leader of the board. Career experience: Appointed to the board of ICI plc in 1999 and became chief executive in 2003, a position held until ICI’s takeover by Akzo Nobel. Current directorships/business interests: Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc, senior independent director of J Sainsbury plc (stepping down at the AGM to be held on 6 July 2016) and a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. He is also Chairman of United Utilities Water Limited. Independence: John met the Code’s independence criteria at the time of his initial appointment as Chairman.

Steven Mogford

Mr. Steven L. Mogford is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc. He is to manage the group’s business and to implement the strategy and policy approved by the board. His skills and experience: Steve’s experience of the highly competitive defence market and complex design, manufacturing and support programmes has brought renewed focus to customer service and operational performance at United Utilities, and his perspective of the construction and infrastructure sector provides valuable experience relating to United Utilities’ capital investment programme. Career experience: Previously chief executive of SELEX Galileo, the defence electronics company owned by Italian aerospace and defence organisation Finmeccanica, and chief operating officer at BAE Systems PLC and a member of its PLC board, he spent his earlier career with British Aerospace PLC. He stepped down as senior independent director at Carillion PLC in September 2015 and from the board in December 2015. Current directorships/business interests: Appointed as senior independent director of G4S PLC in May 2016. He is also chief executive officer of United Utilities Water Limited.

Russ Houlden

Mr. Russ Houlden is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since October 1, 2010. His skills and experience in accounting, treasury, tax, M&A and investor relations in other commercial and regulated companies, along with his extensive experience of driving performance improvement and managing large capital investment programmes, provides the group with valuable expertise with regard to its drive for improvements in customer service, business development, operations, capital investment and financing. Career experience: Chief financial officer at Telecom New Zealand. Previously finance director of Lovells, BT Wholesale, BT Networks and Information Services, ICI Polyurethanes and ICI Japan. Current directorships/business interests: Member of the supervisory board and chairman of the audit committee of Orange Polska SA, the largest listed telecommunications company in Poland. He is a member of the main committee and chairman of the financial reporting committee of the 100 Group. He is also chief financial officer of United Utilities Water Limited.

Simon Gardiner

Alison Goligher

Ms. Alison J.P. Goligher, OBE is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Alison currently serves as a non-executive director of Meggitt PLC and is also a member of its Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. From 2006 to 2015 she held various roles at Royal Dutch Shell, the multinational oil and gas company, and prior to that spent 17 years at Schlumberger, a supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to oil and gas customers worldwide.

Stephen Carter

Mr. Stephen A. Carter CBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. His skills and experience as the CEO of a FTSE listed company, Stephen brings current operational experience to the board. His time spent in public service provides additional insights to the board regarding regulation and government relations, and his experience in the media and technology industries provides a new perspective for the board’s discussions. Career experience: Prior to his appointment as group chief executive at Informa plc on 1 January 2014, he was appointed CEO designate on 1 September 2013, having previously served on its board as an independent non-executive director and member of the audit committee. He has also held non-executive director positions at Travis Perkins plc and Royal Mail Holdings plc. Previous roles include president/ managing director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and a member of the executive management board at Alcatel Lucent Inc. Stephen has also held a number of public service roles, serving a term as the founding chief executive of Ofcom. He was formerly chairman of the board at Ashridge Business School. He is a Life Peer. Current directorships/business interests: Group chief executive at Informa plc and a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Mark Clare

Mr. Mark S. Clare is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of United Utilities Group PLC. He is responsible, in addition to his role as an independent nonexecutive director, for discussing any concerns with shareholders that cannot be resolved through the normal channels of communication with the Chairman or Chief Executive Officer. Qualifications: Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA). Appointment to the board: November 2013. Committee membership: Nomination, remuneration. Skills and experience: As a former CEO of a FTSE100 company Mark brings recent current operational experience to the board. His time at British Gas and BAA means he has a strong background operating in a regulated environment and his extensive knowledge of customer-facing businesses is particularly valuable as the industry prepares for increased competition and pursues its continuous drive to improve customer service. Career experience: Mark retired from his position as group chief executive at Barratt Developments plc in July 2015, a role he had held for nine years. He is a former trustee of the Building Research Establishment and the UK Green Building Council. Prior to joining Barratt, he was an executive director of Centrica plc and held a number of senior roles within both Centrica plc and British Gas. Mark has also been a non-executive director of BAA plc, the airports operator.

Brian May

Mr. Brian M. May is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since September 1, 2012. His responsibilities: To challenge constructively the executive directors and monitor the delivery of the strategy within the risk and control framework set by the board and to lead the audit committee. Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science, Chartered Accountant FCA. Appointment to the board: September 2012. Committee membership: Nomination, audit (chair), treasury (chair). Skills and experience: Brian joined Bunzl plc in 1993 as head of internal audit before becoming group treasurer, then finance director (Europe and Australasia), and is currently finance director. Brian’s background and the various finance roles that he has held are major assets to the board in chairing both the audit and the treasury committees. Career experience: Brian has been finance director at Bunzl plc since 2006 and prior to that held a number of senior finance roles within the company. Prior to joining Bunzl, Brian qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. Current directorships/business interests: Finance director at Bunzl plc. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Sara Weller

Ms. Sara V. Weller is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Utilities Group Plc. Her responsibilities: to challenge constructively the executive directors and monitor the delivery of the strategy within the risk and control framework set by the board and to lead the board’s activities concerning directors’ remuneration. Qualifications: MA Chemistry. Appointment to the board: March 2012. Committee membership: Nomination and remuneration (chair). Skills and experience: Sara’s experience of customer-facing businesses, together with her knowledge of operating within a regulated environment, is a major asset to the board as the water industry prepares for the opening up of the sector to more competition and in improving customer service. Career experience: Sara has wide-ranging business experience having worked for Mars, Abbey National and J Sainsbury plc and latterly as managing director of Argos from 2004 to 2011. She served as the senior independent director at Mitchells and Butlers plc from 2003 to 2006 and also chaired its remuneration committee from 2003 to 2010. Current directorships/business interests: Non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc and former lead non-executive director for the Department for Communities and Local Government. Sara is chair of the Planning Inspectorate (an executive agency of the Department of Communities and Local Government), a board member at the Higher Education Funding Council for England and a council member at Cambridge University. She is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John McAdam

288,000

Steven Mogford

2,830,000

Russ Houlden

1,568,000

Simon Gardiner

--

Alison Goligher

--

Stephen Carter

62,000

Mark Clare

75,000

Brian May

77,000

Sara Weller

75,000
As Of  30 Mar 2016