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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Gillingwater

63 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alistair Phillips-Davies

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Gordon Boyd

59 2019 Chief Financial Officer

Gregor Alexander

2002 Finance Director, Executive Director

Stephen Forbes

2019 Managing Director

Tony Keeling

2019 Managing Director

Colin Nicol

2016 Managing Director - Networks

Martin Pibworth

2017 Executive Director, Wholesale Director

Sally Fairbairn

2016 Company Secretary

Tony Cocker

2018 Non-Executive Director

Melanie Smith

2019 Non-Executive Director

Susan Bruce

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Crawford Gillies

2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Lynas

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Helen Mahy

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Gillingwater

Mr. Richard D. Gillingwater, CBE, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of SSE PLC., since July 23, 2015. Richard has extensive and diverse leadership experience, having held the position of Chairman, Senior Independent Director and non-Executive Director across a number of private and public sector organisations, including Janus Henderson, the Shareholder Executive and CDC Group plc. Through these roles he brings expert knowledge of governance, including a sound understanding of the role of the Board. Through a career in the City which spanned more than 20 years, involving senior roles in investment banking and corporate finance, he also has a depth of knowledge surrounding financial matters, and of the trends and factors which impact upon the external environment in which SSE operates. This experience provides valuable insight in respect of strategic development and the long-term direction of the Company. Richard is committed to engaging with the business to observe how agreed strategy is delivered and to understand employee views, the feedback from which is instrumental in Board decisionmaking. Richard has a law degree and an MBA.

Alistair Phillips-Davies

Mr. Alistair Phillips-Davies is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of SSE PLC. Alistair has been with SSE since 1997, and possesses a detailed knowledge of the operations of each business area having held a number of senior roles throughout the Company. Prior to joining the Board in 2002 as Energy Supply Director, Alistair was Director of Corporate Finance and Business Development. In 2010, he became Generation and Supply Director, before Deputy Chief Executive in 2012, then Chief Executive in 2013. Alistair’s career progression has supported the development of sound leadership skills and a detailed understanding of the energy markets in Great Britain and Ireland, including the implications of EU membership and the increasingly global context in which they operate. Through his role, Alistair has initiated significant focus on people development and efficient operations in order to develop SSE’s capabilities for future growth. Alistair is a Chartered Accountant and prior to 1997 worked for HSBC and National Westminster Bank.

Gordon Boyd

Mr. Gordon Boyd is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Stephen joined SSE in 2000, after eight years as a chartered accountant specialising in corporate finance, including a spell at Deloitte. He has held senior leadership roles in almost every part of the retail business and has recently been responsible for all household consumer-facing business areas in GB, including energy, telecoms and home services. He has been Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Head of SSE Energy Services since 2017.

Gregor Alexander

Mr. Gregor Ramage Alexander is Finance Director, Executive Director of SSE PLC. Gregor is a Chartered Accountant. He joined SSE in 1990 and since this time has worked in various finance roles within the Company, including Treasury and Tax, prior to joining the Board as Finance Director in 2002. During his career Gregor has been instrumental in a number of the major transactions and investments which define the Group. His extensive and long-standing knowledge of financial markets and experience of shareholder views, has supported the development of SSE’s financial strategy and purpose to create value for shareholders and society, including through debt financing with the issuance of SSE’s Green Bond, and the commitment to Fair Tax and the Living Wage. The Board also benefit from Gregor’s regulatory insight through his role as Chair of the Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Board and of Scotia Gas Networks; and his experience of operating within an evolving energy sector, including an understanding of the risks and opportunities which this can present, is highly valued. Prior to 1990 Gregor worked for Arthur Andersen.

Stephen Forbes

Mr. Stephen Forbes is Managing Director of the Company. Stephen joined SSE in 2000, after eight years as a chartered accountant specialising in corporate finance, including a spell at Deloitte. He has held senior leadership roles in almost every part of the retail business and has recently been responsible for all household consumer-facing business areas in GB, including energy, telecoms and home services. He has been Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Head of SSE Energy Services since 2017.

Tony Keeling

Mr. Tony Keeling is Managing Director of the Company. Tony has worked in the energy sector since the mid-1990s, directly employed in industry and also as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers' utilities consulting practice. He joined SSE plc in 2000, initially to help drive the integration of the newly merged Southern Electric and Scottish Hydro Electric, and later the acquisition and integration of Swalec. Tony has held senior roles including leading SSE group IT, metering, and the smart metering programme, and has led and been accountable for SSE's consistently market-leading customer service performance. He became Chief Operating Officer and Co-Head of SSE Energy Services in 2017.

Colin Nicol

Mr. Colin Nicol is a Managing Director - Networks of the Company. Colin joined SSE in 2010 to work on major projects capital investment, through which he led project development and delivery in SSE’s growing Renewables business becoming the Lead Director for Wholesale Development. In 2014, Colin became Managing Director, Distribution within SSE’s Networks business, joining SSE’s Executive Committee at the same time. In 2015 he was appointed to his current role as Managing Director, Networks, through which he has responsibility for SSE’s two electricity distribution networks covering northern Scotland and central southern England, and also the Transmission network in northern Scotland.

Martin Pibworth

Mr. Martin Pibworth is Executive Director, Wholesale Director of the Company. Martin joined SSE in 1998 as an energy trader and undertook a series of commercial roles in the Company, becoming Managing Director, Energy Portfolio Management, and a member of SSE’s then Management Board, in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed Managing Director, Wholesale, and a member of SSE’s Group Executive Committee, taking on responsibility for SSE’s electricity generation portfolio and associated capital investment programme. During this time, Martin has overseen the development of SSE’s diverse and flexible generation portfolio including its growing renewable fleet. In 2017, he was appointed to the Board as Wholesale Director, where he also has responsibility for the supply of energy and related services to industrial and commercial customers and SSE’s businesses in Ireland. Martin brings significant knowledge of energy markets and experience of commercial, technical and operational matters to the Board, and his innovative approach to strategy, in seeking opportunities to create future value, is also important to his role. Prior to 1998 Martin worked for Eastern Power and Energy Trading, and Total Gas Marketing.

Sally Fairbairn

Ms. Sally Fairbairn is Company Secretary of the Company. Sally and her team provide company secretarial support and services to the Group and are the contact point for the investment community.

Tony Cocker

Mr. Tony Cocker has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tony possesses extensive knowledge of the sector gained through a 20 year career with E.ON. He brings wide-ranging experience to the Board, including insight into technical and operational matters, and a comprehensive understanding of commodity markets, energy trading and risk. Latterly, as CEO and Chairman of E.ON UK plc, which comprised E.ON’s main businesses in the UK, Tony oversaw the supply of energy to household customers, businesses and communities. This long-standing industry experience in combination with his current external appointments, enhances the Board’s knowledge of trends relevant to SSE’s operations and of utilities regulation. Tony has experience in strategic planning and development through early consultancy roles and has an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.

Melanie Smith

Ms. Melanie Smith is Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 January 2019. Melanie is Director of Strategy and Bank for Marks & Spencer Group plc. Before that, she was Marketing and Strategy Director for BUPA and Executive Director, Operations and Integration, for TalkTalk Group plc. She has also worked as an independent consultant and as a Partner for McKinsey & Company.

Susan Bruce

Dame Susan Bruce has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of SSE PLC. Sue’s extensive career in the public sector enhances the diversity of the Board; she held a variety of roles in local government in a career which spanned almost 40 years, including the position of Chief Executive at East Dumbartonshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, and latterly the City of Edinburgh Council. Her strategic and operational experience of leading organisations, with large numbers of employees, significant assets, construction projects and an important place in the community they serve, make her an excellent source of knowledge on these matters for the Board. Sue has also held a number of Board and Board Committee positions in organisations across the arts, education and charitable sectors.

Crawford Gillies

Mr. Crawford Gillies is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, since 1 August 2015. Crawford has substantial international and cross-sector business experience which has been gained through a career of over 30 years. Through roles in both the private and public sector, including the areas of management consultancy, finance, risk, and trade and industry, he brings strong commercial and governance knowledge to the Board. This experience provides the Board and SSE’s businesses with the benefit of extensive external insight and a breadth of outlook. Having served on the Board and Board Committees in a number of organisations, including in the position of Chair, Crawford has the oversight and understanding required of the Senior Independent Director and supports the Board and engages with SSE’s stakeholders as required.

Peter Lynas

Mr. Peter J. Lynas has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Peter has over 30 years business experience spanning all areas of finance. As a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and through his current role as Finance Director BAE Systems plc he brings recent and relevant financial experience to the Board. Peter was appointed BAE’s Group Financial Director in 2011, prior to which he served as Director, Financial Control, Reporting and Treasury for a number of years. His early career involved roles within GEC Marconi, where in 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Marconi Electronic Systems prior to the completion of the British Aerospace/Marconi merger. He also has been Chairman of the trustee Board of a major pension scheme.

Helen Mahy

Ms. Helen M. Mahy, CBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company., since 1 March 2016. Helen’s depth of knowledge in relation to the energy sector brings a valuable external perspective to the Board. Through her previous role of Company Secretary and General Counsel at National Grid plc, she has a comprehensive understanding of the legal, compliance, governance and risk considerations relevant to SSE, and of the regulatory environment in which its businesses operate. She has significant public company board experience in a number of sectors in the UK and abroad, and brings a detailed knowledge of, and interest in, the areas of inclusion and diversity. Helen qualified as a Barrister and was an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.