Our executive team

Providing leadership and expertise to implement board strategy

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Our executive team

  • Steve Mogford

    Steve mogford
    Position

    Chief executive officer

    Bio

    Steve previously spent three years as Chief Executive of SELEX Galileo, the defence electronics company owned by Finmeccanica, He was Chief Operating Officer at BAE Systems PLC and a member of the PLC Board, having spent his earlier career with British Aerospace PLC. Steve has been appointed as the senior independent director of G4S plc with effect from 27 May 2016.

  • Russ Houlden

    Russ Houlden
    Position

    Chief Financial Officer

    Bio

    Russ was previously Chief Financial Officer at Telecom New Zealand; Finance Director at global law firm, Lovells; Finance Director at BT Wholesale; Finance Director at BT Networks & IS; Finance Director at ICI Polyurethanes and Finance Director at ICI Japan. He is an independent member of the Supervisory Board of Orange Polska S.A. which is listed on the Warsaw and London stock exchanges.

  • Sue Amies-King

    Sue Amies-King
    Position

    Business Retail Director

    Bio

    Sue joined United Utilities in June 2012 as Business Retail Director from Aviva Group plc, the UK’s largest Insurer, where she was a Marketing Director in the Aviva UK Region. Sue previously worked for Yorkshire Electricity where she led the Retail Sales and Marketing Function. Sue will become the Chief Executive of Water Plus, a joint venture between United Utilities and Severn Trent, combining the two companies’ non-household water and wastewater retail businesses.

  • Louise Beardmore

    Louise Beardmore
    Position

    Customer Services Director

    Bio
    Working for the United Utilities Group for over 20 years, Louise has held a number of senior positions at North West Water, Norweb Plc, Vertex and United Utilities, leading teams in water operations, customer services and HR. Prior to her current role, Louise was Head of Business Transformation for United Utilities, managing all aspects of transformation across the Group driving people, process and technology changes to improve service and drive efficiency.
  • 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. Sally is a non executive director of Lookers plc.

  • Gary Dixon

    Gary Dixon
    Position

    Director (Non-Regulatory Projects)

    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.

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