Drax Group PLC (DRX.L)
DRX.L on London Stock Exchange
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|66||2015||Non-Executive Chairman of the Board|
|2018||Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director|
|2019||Chief Financial Officer|
|2016||Chief Executive - Drax Retail|
|2016||Chief Executive - Drax Biomass|
|2016||Chief Executive - Drax Power, Executive Director|
|2017||Director - Corporate Affairs|
|2010||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2018||Non-Executive Independent Director|
|2019||Senior Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2010||Independent Non-Executive Director|
|2018||Head of Investor Relations|
|Mr. Philip G. Cox, CBE is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Drax Group Plc. Philip’s responsibilities include Board composition and succession and Board governance. He has significant Board experience in both executive and non-executive capacities, and extensive experience in the power sector. During his executive career, Philip was the CFO and then CEO of International Power plc. Prior to this he held a senior operational position at Invensys plc and was CFO at Siebe plc, having qualified as a chartered accountant. As a non-executive he was previously the Senior Independent Director at Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Chairman of Global Power Generation and a member of the boards of Talen Energy Corporation, PPL, Meggitt plc and Wincanton plc. He holds MA in Geography. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).|
|Mr. Will Gardiner serves as Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 1 January 2018. He is responsible for all aspects of stewardship of Drax Group and its business, including developing an appropriate business strategy for Board approval and securing its timely and effective implementation. He is also responsible for shareholder engagement. He provides leadership to the executive team and takes responsibility for the important external relationships with customers, suppliers, regulatory agencies and government bodies. He has been Non-executive director of Qardio plc, Member of the Board and Treasurer of Groton School, Groton MA, Member of the UK Board of Institute for War & Peace Reporting, Board member of Energy UK. Will was previously CFO at CSR plc, divisional FD at BSkyB, CFO at Easynet Group plc and he held a number of senior roles at JP Morgan in the investment banking division. He holds BA Harvard College in Russian and Soviet Studies. MA John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in International Relations.|
|Mr. Andy Skelton is Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective 2 January 2019. Andy has been CFO at Fidessa Group plc, a UK listed global software and services business, since October 2015. He was previously Deputy CFO at CSR plc, before its acquisition in 2015 by Qualcomm Incorporated. Prior to joining CSR Andy held senior finance positions at Ericsson and Marconi, including two years as CFO of Ericsson Nikola Tesla. He has a BA in Accounting and Finance from Heriot Watt University and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994.|
|Mr. Jonathan Kini is Chief Executive - Drax Retail of the Company. Jonathan oversees business operations and champions Drax’s retail strategy across Haven Power and Opus Energy. He is responsible for pursuing increased business growth through small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) sectors, and for sustaining and growing Drax Retail’s industrial and commercial (I&C) customer base. Since september 2016, having joined the Group in January 2016. He has been Executive Committee, Haven Power and Opus Energy management boards (Chairman). Jonathan was Director of SME at Vodafone and held various commercial roles at Virgin Media. He holds Bsc (Hons) in Mathematics. MBA. ACMA (CIMA qualified).|
|Mr. Pete Madden is Chief Executive - Drax Biomass of the Company. Pete guides the business strategy and oversees day-to-day operations at three pellet plants and a port facility in the South Eastern United States, ensuring that they are environmentally sound, safe and professionally managed. He has been Executive Committee and Drax Biomass Inc. He has been Advisory Board Member of University of Georgia Center for Forest Business, Board member of US Industrial Pellet Association and Board member of Forest History Society. Pete held a number of senior roles at Plum Creek (USA) including: Vice President, Renewable Energy and Supply Chain; Vice President, Operations Support; and Director, Regional Marketing, Operations, Resource Management, Materials Management and Corporation Planning. He holds BA Marlboro College. MSc (Forestry). MBA.|
|Mr. Andy Koss is a Chief Executive - Drax Power, Executive Director of Drax Group Plc. Andy is responsible for the operation of the power plant and equipment. This includes all aspects of safety management, plant integrity, plant operations, engineering support, maintenance and plant design. He leads the Power Generation business unit which maximises shareholder value by driving efficiency and profitability. Andy held a number of senior roles at Drax including Director of Strategy, Head of Investor Relations, Group Treasurer and Head of Risk. He was Deputy Group Treasurer at Provident Financial plc and held various investment banking roles at UBS, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Lehman Brothers and was a chartered accountant at Coopers & Lybrand. He holds BSc (Hons) in Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (MCT).|
|Ms. Clare Harbord serves as Director - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Clare leads the Group’s internal and external communications, brand, public affairs and corporate social responsibility strategies. She also has responsibility for sustainability, regulation, policy and compliance. Since May 2017, having joined the Group at the same time. Clare was Director of Corporate Affairs at Heathrow Airport, Director of Communications at the Ministry of Justice and Head of UK Communications at E.ON. She holds BA (Hons) in Archaeology|
|Mr. John Baxter is Non-Executive Director of the Company. John has extensive engineering and safety experience in the energy industry with over 45 years working across nuclear, electricity and latterly oil and gas sectors. Between 2004 and 2015 John was at BP plc, most recently as Group Head of Engineering & Process Safety, prior to which he worked at the UK utility Powergen plc as Group Engineering Director. John is Visiting Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Strathclyde and is a Non-Executive Director of Sellafield Ltd, the nuclear site management company based in Cumbria. He also chairs the Sellafield Board Committee on Environment, Health, Safety & Security.|
|Ms. Vanessa Simms is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Vanessa is Chief Financial Officer at Grainger plc and has a strong background in listed businesses, with more than 20 years experience working in senior leadership roles at Unite Group plc, SEGRO plc, Stryker Corp and Vodafone Group plc. She has particular expertise in leading and implementing strategic change.|
|Mr. Tim R. Cobbold is no longer Independent Non-Executive Director of Drax Group Plc., effective September 2019. Tim’s blend of financial and engineering experience means that he is well placed to contribute significantly to the Board and its committees. His role as a serving Chief Executive in a different sector provides an added dimension to his contribution. Tim was previously Chief Executive of De La Rue plc, Chief Executive of Chloride Group plc, and following Emerson Electric’s takeover of Chloride, he held a senior position in Emerson. Prior to that he held a number of senior positions in Smith Group plc. He has been Chief Executive of UBM plc. He holds BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA).|
|Ms. Nicola Hodson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effective 12 January, 2018. Nicola has extensive sales and IT experience gained in senior roles at organisations including Ofgem, Microsoft, Siemens, CSC, Ernst & Young and British Nuclear Fuels. She has been Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing, Field Transformation of Microsoft, Board member of TechUK. In an executive capacity, Nicola was Chief Operating Officer, General Manager Public Sector at Microsoft and at Siemens she was General Manager FS, PS, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing Director. Nicola was previously a non-executive director at Ofgem, a Board member at the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection group. She holds MBA in Business Administration, Management and Operations. PhD in Materials Engineering. BSc in Chemistry and Materials Science.|
|Mr. David Nussbaum is appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effective from 17 April 2019. David’s experience in international development and environmental matters, as well as his financial and governance background, is a valuable addition to the Board and its committees, and helps the successful delivery of the Group’s sustainability agenda. He has been Chief Executive of The Elders and Deputy Chair of International Integrated Reporting Council. During his executive career, David was the Chief Executive of World Wide Fund for Nature UK, Chief Executive of Transparency International UK, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Oxfam and Finance Director of Field Group plc. In a non-executive capacity, David was Vice-Chairman of Shared Interest Society, Chairman of Traidcraft plc and a non-executive director of Low Carbon Accelerator Limited. He holds MA in Theology. MTh in Theology. MSc in Finance. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (CA).|
|Mr. Tony Thorne is no longer Independent Non-Executive Director of Drax Group Plc., effective 28 June 2019. Tony’s experience of operating in different geographical territories is of great value to the Board as the Group’s operations develop. During his executive career, Tony was Chief Executive of DS Smith plc and President of SCA Packaging Limited. He worked throughout the world in senior management roles for Shell International. He was the non-executive Chairman of South East Coast Ambulance Service. He BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics.|
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As Of 31 Dec 2017
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