Our executive team

Providing leadership and expertise to implement board strategy

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Our executive team

  • Steve Mogford Chief executive officer

    Steve Mogford
    Responsibilities

    To manage the group’s business and to implement the strategy and policy approved by the board.

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons) Astrophysics/Maths/Physics.

    Appointment to the board: January 2011.

    Committee membership: Corporate responsibility.

    Current directorships/business interests: Senior independent director of Carillion PLC, vice-president of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is also Chief Executive Officer and a director of United Utilities Water Limited.

    Career experience: Previously chief executive of SELEX Galileo, the defence electronics company owned by Italian aerospace and defence organisation Finmeccanica. Previously chief operating officer at BAE Systems PLC, and a member of its PLC board, he spent his earlier career with British Aerospace PLC.

    Skills and experience: Steve’s experience of the highly competitive defence market and complex design, manufacturing and support programmes has brought renewed focus to customer service and operational performance at United Utilities, and his perspective of the construction and infrastructure sector provides valuable experience relating to United Utilities’ capital investment programme.

  • Russ Houlden Chief financial officer

    Russ Houlden
    Responsibilities

    To manage the group’s financial affairs and to contribute to the management of the group’s business.

    Qualifications

    BSc (Hons) Management Sciences, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

    Appointment to the board: October 2010.

    Committee membership: Treasury.

    Current directorships/business interests: Member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Orange Polska SA, a fixed and mobile telecommunications company listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges. He is a Member of the Main Committee and Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee of the 100 Group. He is also chief financial officer and a director of United Utilities Water Limited.

    Career experience: Chief financial officer at Telecom New Zealand. Previously finance director of Lovells, BT Wholesale, BT Networks and Information Services, ICI Polyurethanes and ICI Japan.

    Skills and experience: Russ’s experience in accounting, finance and treasury management in other competitive and regulated companies, along with his extensive experience of driving performance improvement and managing large capital expenditure programmes, provides the group with valuable expertise with regard to its drive for improvements in customer service, operations, capital expenditure and financing.

  • Sue Amies-King

    Sue Ames-King
    Position

    Business Retail Director

    Bio

    Sue joined United Utilities in June 2012 as Retail Director from Aviva Group plc where she was a Director in the Aviva UK Marketing function. She also held senior roles in Customer Service, Strategy and Marketing at Aviva, the UK’s largest Insurer.She previously worked for Yorkshire Electricity where she led the Retail Sales Marketing Function.

  • Sally Cabrini

    Sally Cabrini
    Position

    Business Services Director

    Bio

    Sally joined United Utilities in June 2007 as HR Operations Director. She started her career in HR with Rowntree Mackintosh Ltd before going on to work in senior roles for Northern Foods Plc and then as a consultant to a number of companies.

  • Neil Colman

    Position

    Engineering and Capital Delivery Director

    Bio

    Neil began his career as a graduate civil engineer with North West Water. He later joined Bechtel Limited, where he was project manager responsible for what was the first private finance wastewater initiative in the UK. He returned to United Utilities in 2002 and currently leads Capital Delivery, responsible for the investment of £2.8 billion over the five year period to 2015.

  • Gary Dixon

    Gary Dixon
    Position

    Domestic Retail Director

    Bio

    Gary joined Norweb in 1974 as an apprentice and held a number of senior roles before moving to Eastern Electricity where he held various senior positions in electrical contracting, energy sales and retailing. Gary returned to Norweb in 1993 becoming Customer Service Director for United Utilities's water business in 2000 and then holding senior roles in Water and Wastewater Operations.

  • Steve Fraser

    Steve Fraser
    Position

    Managing Director

    Bio

    Steve Fraser joined United Utilities in 2005 from Bethell Group, where he was Operations Director. Prior to his current position of Managing Director, he was responsible for running UU's Energy and Contracting Services, a global utilities outsourcing and asset management business with a turnover of £750 million.

  • Simon Gardiner

    Simon Gardiner
    Position

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Bio

    Simon joined United Utilities in 2002 as Head of Legal. He is also a director of AS Tallinna Vesi. Simon was previously Legal Counsel for the engineering group, GKN and an Associate at the law firm, Osborne Clarke.

  • Jonathan Hodgkin

    Jonathan Hodgkin
    Position

    Business Development Director

    Bio

    Jonathan has previously been Director of Regulation and Strategy at Yorkshire Water; Interim Director of Network Regulation for Ofwat and Director, Group Strategy and Development at Powergen. He has also worked for East Midlands Electricity.

  • Gaynor Kenyon

    Gaynor Kenyon
    Position

    Corporate Affairs Director

    Bio

    Gaynor joined United Utilities from Scottish Power where she was Government and Community Affairs Director. She previously worked for electricity company Manweb, the Government's Central Office of Information and as a journalist.

  • Janice Smethurst

    Janice Smethurst
    Position

    Supply Chain Management Director

    Bio

    Janice previously held senior roles with HM Customs & Excise, AstraZeneca and United Assurance Group. She joined United Utilities in April 2008 as Head of Supply Chain.

  • Paula Steer

    Paula Steer
    Position

    Business Operations and Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director

    Bio

    Also Director of United Utilities Property Services Ltd, Paula joined United Utilities in 1987 and has held various roles within the organisation.

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