Our executive team

Providing leadership and expertise to implement board strategy

  • Steve MogfordSteve Mogford

    Chief Executive Officer

    Steve Mogford's full profile can be found on 'Our Board' page 



  • Russ HouldenRuss Houlden

    Chief Financial Officer

    Russ Houlden's full profile can be found on 'Our Board' page.


  • Sue Amies KingSue Amies-King

    Business Retail Director

    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

    Business Services Director

    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 ColmanNeil Colman

    Engineering and Capital Delivery Director

    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

    Domestic Retail Director

    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

    Managing Director

    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 GardinerSimon Gardiner

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    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 HodgkinJonathan Hodgkin

    Business Development Director

    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 KenyonGaynor Kenyon

    Corporate Affairs Director

    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 SmethurstJanice Smethurst

    Supply Chain Management Director

    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 SteerPaula Steer

    Business Operations and Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Director

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