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United Utilities Group PLC (UU.L)

UU.L on London Stock Exchange

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Higgins

2020 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steven Mogford

2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Phil Aspin

2020 Chief Financial Officer

Simon Gardiner

2011 Company Secretary

Kath Cates

2020 Non-Executive Director

Stephen Carter

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Clare

2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Goligher

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Brian May

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paulette Rowe

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Douglas Webb

2020 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sara Weller

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Lee

2019 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

David Higgins

Sir David Higgins serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Sir David Higgins will be appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company with effective from 1 January 2020. Sir David has spent his career overseeing high profile infrastructure projects including: the delivery of the Sydney Olympic Village and Aquatics centre; Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent; and the delivery of the 2012 London Olympic Infrastructure Project. He joined Network Rail in 2011, overseeing the operation of the rail network during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the major redevelopment of stations including Birmingham New Street and London King’s Cross. Career experience: Former chief executive of: Network Rail Limited; The Olympic Delivery Authority; and English Partnerships. Previous non-executive roles: chairman of High Speed Two Limited and Sirius Minerals plc. Current directorships/business interests: Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited. Nonexecutive director of Commonwealth Bank of Australia and chair of the remuneration committee and a member of the risk committee, he will step down in December 2019. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Steven Mogford

Mr. Steven Lewis Mogford serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He 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 driven forwards the board’s strategy of improving customer service and operational performance at United Utilities, and his perspective of the construction and infrastructure sector provides valuable experience and insight to support United Utilities’ capital investment programme. 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 from the board at Carillion PLC in December 2015 where he had served as the senior independent director until September 2015. He was appointed as senior independent director of G4S PLC in May 2016. He is also chief executive officer of United Utilities Water Limited.

Phil Aspin

Mr. Phil Aspin has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective 7/24/2020. Phil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He has held various senior roles within the Group's Finance function since joining United Utilities in 1994. In his current role as Group Controller he is responsible for the group's financial and regulatory accounting. He was the executive finance sponsor of the company's 'fast track' PR19 regulatory price review submission in 2018. Alongside his responsibilities at United Utilities, for a number of years Phil has served as a member of two technical committees at the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, the organisation responsible for providing financial reporting advice to the European Commission.

Simon Gardiner

Kath Cates

Stephen Carter

Mr. Stephen A. Carter CBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. 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 agenda on acting responsibly as a business As the chief executive of a FTSE 100 listed company, Stephen brings current operational experience to the board. His public sector experience provides additional insight in regulation and government relations. His day-to-day experience in the information and technology industries ensures that the board is kept abreast of these areas of the company’s operating environment. Previously held senior executive roles at Alcatel Lucent Inc. and a number of public sector/service roles, including serving a term as the founding chief executive of Ofcom. Former chairman Ashridge Business School. A Life Peer since 2008.

Mark Clare

Mr. Mark S. Clare serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He Is responsible, in addition to his role as an independent non-executive 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). In his roles at British Gas and BAA Mark has a strong background operating within regulated environments. His extensive knowledge of customer-facing businesses is particularly valuable for United Utilities with the implementation of greater competition in the industry and in pursuit of its strategy to improve customer service. Mark retired from his position as 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 was also a non-executive director of BAA plc, the airports operator. He was appointed non-executive chairman of Grainger plc in February 2017 and as the senior independent director of Ladbrokes Coral PLC in September 2016. He is also a non-executive director of Premier Marinas Holdings Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Alison Goligher

Ms. Alison J.P. Goligher, OBE is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. To challenge constructively the executive directors and monitor the delivery of the strategy within the risk and control framework set by the board. Alison has strong technical and capital project management skills, having been involved in large projects and the production side of Royal Dutch Shell’s business. This experience of engineering and industrial sectors provides the board with additional insight into delivering United Utilities’ capital investment programme. Royal Dutch Shell (2006 to 2015), her most recent executive role was Executive Vice President Upstream International Unconventionals. Prior to that she spent 17 years with Schlumberger, an international supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to the oil and gas industry. Alison stepped down as a board member of Edinburgh Business School in October 2019.

Brian May

Mr. Brian Michael May serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Brian was appointed group finance director of Bunzl plc in January 2006 and he retired from the board of Bunzl plc on 31 December 2019. Brian’s background and the various finance roles that he has held are major assets to the board Brian has been chair of the audit committee since September 2013 and has considerable knowledge of the company and the specifics of the utilities sector. Brian was appointed as non-executive director of ConvaTec Group Plc and a member of its audit and risk committee and its remuneration committee on 2 March 2020. He is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited. Brian contributes his considerable expertise in finance to the company primarily through the important roles as chair of both the audit committee and the treasury committee, which are important in overseeing the risk management of the group. The industry knowledge he has gained over the seven years he has been a board member enabled him to focus on, and contribute to, key risk areas during the regulatory price review process for the 2020–25 regulatory period.

Paulette Rowe

Ms. Paulette Rowe serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Paulette has spent most of her career in the regulated finance industry and so provides the board with additional perspective and first-hand regulatory experience. Her experience of technology-driven transformation will contribute to United Utilities’ customer experience programme and its Systems Thinking approach. Previously held senior executive roles in banking and technology at Facebook, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest. Former trustee and chair of children’s charity The Mayor’s Fund for London. Current directorships/bus CEO of Integrated and Ecommerce Solutions and member of the Paysafe Group executive since January 2019. Paysafe, a former FTSE 250 company, is now privately owned by PE firms CVC and Blackstone. She is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited

Douglas Webb

Mr. Douglas Russell Webb has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 9/1/2020. Doug will also be appointed as a non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited with effect from 1 September 2020. Doug currently serves as a non-executive director and audit committee chair at Johnson Matthey plc. He served as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at SEGRO plc until 2019 and CFO at Meggitt plc from 2013 to 2018 prior to which he was CFO of the London Stock Exchange Group plc and QinetiQ Group plc.

Sara Weller

Ms. Sara V. Weller serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Previously managing director of Argos; senior executive roles at Mars, Abbey National and J Sainsbury plc. Former non-executive and senior independent director Mitchells and Butlers plc and chair of the remuneration committee. Other non-executive roles: the Department for Communities and Local Government; the Higher Education Funding Council for England; the Planning Inspectorate; and she stepped down as a council member at Cambridge University with effect from 31 December 2019. In April 2020, she stepped down from her non-executive role at the Department of Work and Pensions. Non-executive director Lloyds Banking Group plc; and will be appointed as a non-executive director of BT Group plc in July 2020. She is also an independent non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited.

Robert Lee

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