Mr. Michael Richard Alexander
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Alexander was appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2013. He currently holds a number of senior board positions including the position of independent non-executive director at the Payments Council Limited and senior board advisor at EGS Limited. He is also a member of the European Advisory Board of Landis & Gyr Limited. From 2007 until 31 March 2014, Mr. Alexander served on the board of directors of Costain Plc, where he held the position of independent non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee. He also served as a non-executive independent director of The Energy Savings Trust Ltd and Associated British Foods Plc and as senior independent non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee at Russian Platinum Plc. Mr. Alexander’s previous chairmanships include executive chairman of ATOC Ltd and non-executive chairman at TGE AG, GT Solar Limited and Goldfish Bank Limited.
He held the position of chief executive officer of British Energy Group Plc between 2003 and 2005 and executive director of Centrica Plc prior to that, having held a number of senior positions within British Gas Plc including managing director of British Gas Trading and commercial director of British Gas Exploration & Production. Before joining British Gas Plc in 1991, he spent 25 years at BP Plc in various roles.