Mark Williamson

Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director 

Our Senior Independent Director acts as a sounding board for the Chairman and serves as an intermediary for the other Directors, as well as shareholders as required.

Appointed: 3 September 2012

Tenure: 5 years

Career and experience: Mark is a chartered accountant with considerable financial and managerial experience. He has a deep knowledge of operating within highly regulated industries from his time as the Group Financial Controller of Simon Group plc, Chief Financial Officer of International Power plc and Non-executive and Senior Independent Director of Alent plc.

Skills and competencies: Mark’s role as Senior Independent Director is essential to the successful operation of the Board. He has an excellent understanding of investor expectations and significant experience in managing relationships with investor and financial communities. During the course of his career, Mark has gained a broad knowledge within the utilities sector, as well as extensive city, international and accounting experience; this makes him ideally suited to his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mark also brings the skills of an experienced Chairman to his role as a Non-executive Director.

External appointments: Chairman of Imperial Brands PLC and Chairman of Spectris plc.

Committees: Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.