Board of Directors

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Andrew Duff
Chairman

Andrew Duff joined the Board as a non-executive director and Deputy Chairman on 1 April 2014 and was appointed non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 24 April 2014, following the conclusion of the AGM. He has been non-executive Chairman of Severn Trent PLC, the FTSE 100 water and waste treatment services company, since July 2010 and was a non-executive director of Wolseley plc, the international plumbing and building materials company, between 2004 and December 2013, where he was also the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. From 2003 until 2009, he was Chief Executive Officer of npower, the successor entity to Innogy plc which in 2000 was demerged from, restructured and then sold by National Power to RWE, the German electricity and gas company, where he was also a member of the Group Executive Committee. Before that he spent 16 years at BP in downstream international markets. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of the CBI President’s Committee, Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and Earth Trust and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. 

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    Principal role of the Board
  • Set corporate objectives and the strategic direction of the Group;
  • Provide leadership and direction to management and monitor corporate and business performance;
  • Set high standards in business conduct and ethics, and in business, employee and community relations;
  • Set policy and provide oversight for governance, financial control and risk management, and health, safety and environmental performance; and
  • Ensure adequate funding for the Group to invest in growth.
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