Meet our executive team

  • Steve Mogford - chief executive officer

    Steve Mogford

    Career experience:


    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 - chief financial officer

    Russ Houlden

    Career experience:


    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.

  • Steve Fraser - chief operating officer

    Career experience:


    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.

  • Louise Beardmore - customer service director

    Career experience:


    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 - business services director


    Career experience:


    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.

  • Simon Gardiner - general counsel and company secretary

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    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 - business development director

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    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 - corporate affairs director

     

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    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.