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.

External Appointments

Russ is currently the Audit Committee Chairman of Orange Polska SA, which is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Previous Roles

He was Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee of the 100 Group (from 2013 to March 2020), Chief Financial Officer (from 2010 to July 2020) of United Utilities Group PLC and Chief Financial Officer of Telecom New Zealand (from 2008 to 2010).


Russ holds a first class honours 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 & Risk (Chair), Nominations, and Remuneration.