Russ Houlden

Independent Non-Executive Director

Russ Houlden - Independent Non-Executive Director


April 2020




Russ brings accounting and treasury management experience along with his extensive knowledge of driving performance improvement. He was Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee of the 100 Group (from 2013 to March 2020), Chief Financial Officer of United Utilities Group PLC (from 2010 to July 2020), Chief Financial Officer of Telecom New Zealand (from 2008 to 2010) and Finance Director of Lovells (from 2002 to 2008). Until 2002 he held a variety of divisional Finance Director positions in ICI and BT.

External Appointments

Russ is currently the Audit Committee Chairman of Orange Polska SA, which is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, Operating Partner of Corsair Infrastructure and Non-Executive Director of Kelda Holdings and Yorkshire Water.


Russ holds a degree in Management Sciences from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Committee Membership

Audit, Nominations and Remuneration.