Board of Directors


Nick Salmon
Senior Independent Director

Nick Salmon was appointed a non-executive director on 20 October 2014 and Senior Independent Director with effect from 16 December 2014. He is a non-executive director of Interserve plc and independant chairman of South East Water Limited. He was a non-executive director of Acal plc between March 2015 and June 2015 and United Utilities Group plc between April 2005 and July 2014, where he was also the senior independent director between 2007 and 2014. He also served as the senior independent director of Asia Resource Minerals plc between January and June 2014. He was chief executive of Cookson Group plc from July 2004 to December 2012 when Cookson demerged to create two new listed companies, Vesuvius plc and the specialty chemicals company, Alent plc. He was formerly executive vice-president of Alstom S.A. and chief executive of Babcock International Group plc. He held other senior management positions that include at GEC and GEC Alsthom in the UK and France and the China Light and Power Company, Hong Kong. Nick holds a BSc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Company Secretary


    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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