Russ Houlden

Independent Non-Executive Director

Russ Houlden - Independent Non-Executive Director


April 2020




Russ brings extensive experience of accounting and finance, international business and performance transformation

External Appointments

Russ is an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Orange Polska SA as well as being the Chairman of its Audit Committee

Previous Roles

Russ was the Chief Financial Officer of United Utilities Group PLC from October 2010 stepping down in July 2020 and prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of Telecom New Zealand Limited, Finance Director of Lovells and held various senior financial positions in ICI and BT. In addition, from 2014 to 2020 he was a Member of the Main Committee of the 100 Group and the Chairman of its Financial Reporting Committee


Russ is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has a first class honours degree in Management Science from Warwick Business School and has completed executive programmes at INSEAD, Stanford and London Business School

Committee Membership

Audit & Risk, Nominations, and Remuneration.