People: United Utilities Group PLC (UU.L)

UU.L on London Stock Exchange

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24 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McAdam

65 2008 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Mogford

57 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Russ Houlden

55 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Simon Gardiner

2011 Company Secretary

Stephen Carter

2014 Non-Executive Director

Catherine Bell

63 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Clare

56 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Brian May

50 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sara Weller

52 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Darren Jameson

Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John McAdam

Dr. John D. G. 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. He holds BSc (Hons) Chemical Physics, Diploma Advanced Studies in Science, PhD. He was appointed as a non-executive director in February 2008 and as Chairman in July 2008. He is Chairman of Rentokil Initial plc, senior independent director of J Sainsbury plc and a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. He is also Chairman and a director of United Utilities Water PLC. He was 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. There have been no changes to John’s directorships during the year ended 31 March 2014. He has with over 15 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. John met the Code’s independence criteria at the time of his initial appointment to the board in February 2008.

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. He holds BSc (Hons) Astrophysics/Maths/ Physics. He was appointment to the board on January 2011. He is Senior independent director of Carillion PLC, vicepresident of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is also Chief Executive Officer and a director of United Utilities Water PLC. Previously chief executive of SELEX Galileo, the defence electronics company owned by Italian aerospace and defence organisation Finmeccanica. Previously chief operating officer at BAE Systems PLC, and a member of its PLC board, he spent his earlier career with British Aerospace PLC. 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.

Russ Houlden

Mr. Russ Houlden is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since October 1, 2010. He holds BSc (Hons) Management Sciences, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Russ is a Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Orange Polska SA, a fixed and mobile telecommunications company listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges. 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 and a director of United Utilities Water PLC. He is Chief financial officer at Telecom New Zealand. Previously finance director of Lovells, BT Wholesale, BT Networks and Information Services, ICI Polyurethanes and ICI Japan. Russ’s experience in accounting, finance and treasury management in other competitive and regulated companies, along with his extensive experience of driving performance improvement and managing large capital expenditure programmes, provides the group with valuable expertise with regard to its drive for improvements in customer service, operations, capital expenditure and financing.

Simon Gardiner

Stephen Carter

Mr. Stephen A. Carter CBE, is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Stephen is the Group Chief Executive at Informa plc, having previously served on the board as an independent non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee. Before taking up his current post, he was President/Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa and a member of the Executive Management Board at Alcatel Lucent Inc. Prior to that he held a number of Private and Public Sector roles, serving a term as the founding Chief Executive of Ofcom (The Telecommunications and Media Regulator).

Catherine Bell

Dr. Catherine E. Bell is Independent Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since March 2007. She holds MA Geography, PhD Economic History. She is Non-executive director and executive board member of the Department of Health and a nonexecutive director of National Grid Gas plc and National Grid Electricity Transmission plc. She is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water PLC. Formerly a non-executive director of the Civil Aviation Authority and prior to that a former civil servant and acting permanent secretary at the Department for Trade and Industry. Previously a non-executive director of Ensus Limited and Swiss Re GB Plc. Catherine’s civil service background and understanding of the operation of government departments and utility regulation is particularly valued given the regulated framework within which the business operates.

Mark Clare

Mr. Mark S. Clare is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of United Utilities Group PLC. Mark is Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA). He is Group chief executive at Barratt Developments plc. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water PLC. Mark has been group chief executive at Barratt Developments plc since October 2006 and is also a 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 both within Centrica plc and British Gas. Mark has also been a non-executive director of BAA plc, the airports operator. As the CEO of a listed company, Mark brings additional current operational experience to the board. His time at British Gas and BAA means he has a strong background operating in a regulated environment which will be invaluable as will his extensive knowledge of customer facing businesses which is particularly valuable as the industry prepares for increased competition and pursues its continuous drive to improve customer service. Lastly, his financial background is of great value as a member of the audit committee.

Brian May

Mr. Brian M. May is Non-Executive Independent Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since September 1, 2012. He holds BSc (Hons) Actuarial Science, Chartered Accountant ACA. He is Finance director at Bunzl plc. He is also an independent nonexecutive director of United Utilities Water PLC. 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. Brian joined Bunzl in 1993 as head of internal audit before becoming group treasurer, then finance director, Europe and Australasia, and is currently group 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 committee and the treasury committee.

Sara Weller

Ms. Sara V. Weller is Independent Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc., since March 1, 2012. She holds MA Chemistry. She is Nonexecutive director of Lloyds Banking Group plc and lead non-executive director for the Department for Communities and Local Government. Sara is also a board member at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). She is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water PLC. Sara has wide-ranging business experience having worked for Mars, Abbey National and Sainsbury’s and most recently as managing director of Argos from 2004 to 2011. She served as the senior independent director at Mitchells and Butlers from 2003 to 2006 and also chaired its remuneration committee from 2003 to 2010. Sara’s experience of customer facing businesses, together with her knowledge of operating within a regulated environment, will be major assets to the board as the water industry prepares for the opening up of the sector to more competition and in improving customer service.

Darren Jameson

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

John McAdam

274,000

Steven Mogford

2,375,000

Russ Houlden

1,597,000

Simon Gardiner

--

Stephen Carter

--

Catherine Bell

--

Mark Clare

--

Brian May

--

Sara Weller

--

Darren Jameson

--
As Of 30 Mar 2014

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