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Severn Trent PLC (SVT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Duff

59 2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Olivia Garfield

42 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Bowling

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Bronagh Kennedy

54 2011 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

James Jesic

39 2017 Managing Director of Production

Andrew Smith

57 2015 Managing Director - Business Services

Neil Morrison

44 2017 Director of Human Resources

Anthony Ballance

53 2015 Director - Strategy and Regulation

Sarah Bentley

46 2014 Chief Customer Officer

Martin Kane

65 2015 Chief Engineer

Helen Miles

47 2014 Chief Commercial Director

Kevin Beeston

55 2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

John Coghlan

60 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Dominique Reiniche

63 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Philip Remnant

63 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Angela Strank

65 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Tunnicliffe

2017 Investor Relations Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Duff

Mr. Andrew J. Duff, BSc, FEI., is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Severn Trent PLC. He is Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee of Elementis plc. He is Member of the CBI President’s Committee. He is Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and Earth Trust. He is Fellow of the Energy Institute. Andrew’s extensive experience of international and regulated business, strategic management and customer service in high profile, dynamic environments has 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 Innogy plc upon its demerger from National Power in 2000. He played a leading role in its restructuring and transformation through the opening of competition in energy markets culminating in its subsequent sale to RWE in 2003. He became CEO of the successor Company and a member of the RWE Group Executive Committee. He was a Non-Executive Director of Wolseley Plc from July 2004 until November 2013. Andrew was appointed Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Elementis plc on 1 April 2014 and became Non-Executive Chairman of Elementis plc on 24 April 2014. He is the senior trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and a trustee of the Earth Trust.

Olivia Garfield

Ms. Olivia (Liv) Garfield is an Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She is Director of Water Plus Limited – joint venture with United Utilities. Olivia brings to the Board a of experience managing customer service delivery and complex infrastructure and organisations in a regulated environment. Before joining Severn Trent, Liv was a 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.

James Bowling

Mr. James Mitchell Bowling is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Severn Trent PLC., since 1 April 2015. James is chartered accountant, having started his career with Touche Ross and brings significant financial management, M&A and business transformation expertise to the Board. Prior to joining Severn Trent, James was interim Chief Financial Officer of Shire plc, where he had been since 2005, first as Head of Group Reporting and from 2008 as Group Financial Controller. Prior to joining Shire, James spent nine years at Ford Motor Company in various finance roles of increasing responsibility.

Bronagh Kennedy

Ms. Bronagh Kennedy is Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of Severn Trent PLC. She is a solicitor and was previously Group Company Secretary and General Counsel and HR Director at Mitchells & Butlers, where she worked for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at Allen & Overy. She is a member of the GC100 Group and an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the HR and Remuneration Committee of British Canoeing.

James Jesic

Mr. James Jesic is Managing Director of Production of the Company. He is a chartered chemical engineer who joined Severn Trent on its graduate programme in 2003 and was appointed as Managing Director of Production in 2017. During his time with the business, James has had full accountability for the management of the operational multi-billion pound asset base, being responsible for producing and supplying drinking water and collecting and treating waste water for millions of customers across the Midlands. As part of that role, he has delivered industry-leading customer service performance, as well as driving sector-leading environmental results. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and has attended Harvard Business School.

Andrew Smith

Mr. Andrew P. Smith (Andy), BTech (Hons)., is an Managing Director - Business Services of Severn Trent PLC. Andy was appointed to the role of MD, Business Services on its creation in 2014 having previously been responsible for the drinking water business within Severn Trent Water. Andy brings to the role a broad range of executive and operational expertise gained from diverse sectors. He has worked in the UK and overseas with global businesses such as BP, Mars and Pepsi in both engineering, HR and operational management roles. Previously he has served as a member of the Board at Severn Trent Plc and at Boots Group Plc.

Neil Morrison

Mr. Neil Morrison is Director of Human Resources of the Company. He started a career in HR management in 1996 and for the subsequent 12 years he worked in a variety of HR roles within FTSE 100 companies, including Rentokil Initial and GUS (which latterly became Home Retail Group). Before joining Severn Trent, Neil worked at Penguin Random House taking responsibility for strategic people issues across their publishing and distribution offices in the UK, APAC, India and South Africa. He was one of the main leads in helping to steer and finalise the global merger between Random House and Penguin. Neil also sits on the board of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Anthony Ballance

Dr. Anthony J. Ballance, BSc (Hons) MA (Econ) Ph.D., is the Director - Strategy and Regulation of Severn Trent PLC. Tony’s extensive 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, Director of London Economics and Director of Stone and Webster Consultants.

Sarah Bentley

Ms. Sarah Bentley joined Severn Trent in December 2014 as the Chief Customer Officer. She is responsible for Customer Retail and Network operations, Group Technology and Transformation. She previously worked for Accenture as Managing Director of their £3 billion global digital business focused on digital marketing, mobility and analytics for customers, employees and the enterprise. Prior to Accenture, Sarah was CEO of Datapoint, an Alchemy backed company delivering CRM services, and Senior Vice President of eLoyalty, a global CRM and marketing consultancy. She was SVP of the European Business, led the sales and operations activity in North America and ran eLoyalty Ventures L.L.C. working in Silicon Valley, Austin and New York.

Martin Kane

Mr. Martin James Kane, BSc, CEng, CEnv, MICE, MIWEM, FIWO., is Chief Engineer of Severn Trent PLC. 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 Plc, from May 2006 until January 2012, and Chief Executive Officer of Severn Trent Services until July 2014.

Helen Miles

Ms. Helen Miles is an Chief Commercial Director of the Company, since November 2014. Helen joined Severn Trent in November 2014 as the Chief Commercial Officer and brings with her a breadth of commercial experience having worked within regulated businesses and sectors across Telecoms, Leisure and Banking. As a member of the UK Board, Helen was instrumental in delivering HomeServe’s future growth strategy and ensuring a sustainable, customer-focused business. As an experienced finance professional, Helen was previously Chief Financial Officer for Openreach, part of BT Group plc, and has extensive experience of delivering major business transformation across the Group. Prior to BT Group, Helen worked in a variety of sectors and organisations such as Bass Taverns, Barclays Bank, Compass Group and HSBC.

Kevin Beeston

Mr. Kevin Stanley Beeston is an Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 20 July 2016. Kevin is Chairman of Taylor Wimpey plc and Equiniti plc and also a Non-Executive Director of The Football Association Premier League Limited. He has previously been Chairman of Serco Group plc, Domestic & General Limited and Partnerships in Care Limited and a Non-Executive Director of IMI plc.

John Coghlan

Mr. John Coghlan is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is Non-Executive Director of Associated British Ports Companies. He is Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Lavendon Group plc. He is Chairman of Freight Transport Association Ireland Limited. John is a chartered accountant and has a valuable background in financial and general management across a variety of sectors. Currently, John is also a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Ports Companies, and a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Lavendon Group plc. Previously, John was a Director of Exel Plc for 11 years to 2006, where he was a Deputy Chief Executive and Group Finance Director. Since 2006, John has been a Non-Executive Director of various publiclyquoted and private equity-owned companies.

Dominique Reiniche

Ms. Dominique Reiniche is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., since 20 July 2016. Dominique has a wealth of operational experience in Europe and has international consumer marketing and innovation experience. Dominique is Independent Vice Chairman of CHR Hansen Holdings A/S and also a Non- Executive Director of Mondi plc and PayPal (Europe). Dominique started her career with Procter & Gamble AG before moving to Kraft Jacobs Suchard AG as Director of Marketing and Strategy where she was also a member of the Executive Committee. Dominique previously held a number of senior roles at Coca-Cola Enterprises and at Coca-Cola Company, including President – Western Europe, President – Europe and Chairman – Europe. Until December 2015, Dominique was a Non-Executive Director of Peugeot-Citroen SA. Until April 2017, Dominique was a Non-Executive Director of AXA SA.

Philip Remnant

The Hon. Philip John Remnant CBE, FCA, MA, is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., since 31 March 2014. Philip is Senior Independent Director and member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of Prudential Plc. He is Chairman of M&G Group Limited. He is Deputy Chairman of the Takeover Panel. He is Non-Executive Director of UK Financial Investments Limited. He is Non-Executive Chairman of City of London Investment Trust plc. He is Governor of Goodenough College. He is also Director and Trustee of St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation. Philip is a senior investment banker and brings substantial advisory and regulatory experience to the Board. A chartered accountant, he is Senior Independent Director of Prudential Plc and Chairman of M&G Group Limited, Deputy Chairman of the Takeover Panel, Senior Independent Director of UK Financial Investments Limited and Chairman of City of London Investment Trust plc. Previously, Philip was 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. He served on the Board of Northern Rock plc from 2008 to 2010 and from 2007 to 2012 was Chairman of the Shareholder Executive.

Angela Strank

Dr. Angela Rosemary Emily Strank is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She brings a wealth of strategic, technical and commercial experience to the Board. Angela is Head of Downstream Technology and Group Chief Scientist at BP plc. She is a member of the Downstream Executive Leadership Team. Angela is responsible for enabling delivery of the Downstream strategic agenda through the development of differentiated technology advantage across the refining, fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals businesses. Since joining BP in 1982, she has held many senior leadership roles around the world in business development, commercial and technology, including in 2012, Vice President and Head of the Chief Executive’s Office. In 2010, Angela was the winner of the UK First Woman’s Award in Science and Technology in recognition of pioneering UK women in business and industry. Her track record and experience in strategy, operations, technology and transformational change are a complementary addition to the Board’s skill set. In June 2017, Angela was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with the title Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to the Oil and Gas Industry and encouraging women into STEM careers.

Richard Tunnicliffe

Mr. Richard Tunnicliffe is Investor Relations Manager of the Company. He joined the Company in 2010 where he spent three years supporting various finance teams around the business in the production of management accounts. Prior to this he was at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he completed his Chartered Accountancy qualification and spent time working on the audits of large and small companies across a range of different industries including manufacturing, automotive and leisure. Richard graduated from Nottingham University in 2007 with a 2:1 in Management Studies.