People: Centrica PLC (CNA.L)
24 Dec 2014
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.
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