The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for implementing strategy and policy as agreed by the Board and for the operational management of all of SSE's businesses. It is made up of the Executive Directors and senior Executives listed below:

The Executive Committee

Alistair Phillips-Davies - Chief Executive

Alistair became an Executive Director in January 2002 and became Chief Executive in July 2013.

Committee membership
Member of the Nomination Committee.

Background
Alistair has over 19 years’ service with the Group, having joined Southern Electric plc in 1997 and has the benefit of experiencing much change in the energy sector over that period. Prior to 1997 he worked for HSBC and National Westminster Bank in corporate finance and business development roles in London and New York.

His career has provided him with extensive experience across the energy sector and he has held leadership roles in the Wholesale, Retail and Enterprise areas as well as in other commercial areas of SSE, such as Corporate Finance. In addition he has led many of the Group’s most significant transactions since the merger in 1998 when SSE plc was formed. Alistair also served as Chairman of the Energy Retail Association.

Key appointments
Director of Energy UK. Member of the Accenture Global Energy Board. Vice President of Eurelectric.

Gregor Alexander - Finance Director

Gregor was appointed Finance Director in 2002.

Committee membership
Member of the Nomination Committee.

Background
Gregor’s career to date has spanned all areas of finance. He has over 25 years’ service with the Group, joining Scottish Hydro-Electric plc in 1990 and has the benefit of experiencing much change in the energy sector over this period. Prior to 1990, Gregor worked for Arthur Andersen where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

He was SSE’s Group Treasurer and Tax Manager before being appointed as Finance Director in 2002. His role was expanded in 2012 and he now has responsibility for Finance, Risk, Audit and Insurance, Procurement and Logistics, IT, Corporate Business Services and Investor Relations. He was instrumental in SSE’s investment in SGN and is currently Chairman of the SGN Board. In addition he is the sponsoring Board member for SSE’s businesses in Ireland.

Key appointments
Non-Executive Director of Stagecoach Group plc. Chairman of SGN Ltd.

Colin Nicol - Managing Director, Networks

Colin Nicol is Managing Director, Networks. He joined SSE in 2010 and is responsible for SSE's electricity distribution and transmission networks.

Will Morris - Managing Director, Retail

Will Morris is Managing Director of SSE's Retail business. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for the customer facing retail business in energy supply and energy-related services.

Martin Pibworth - Managing Director, Wholesale

Martin has worked in energy trading for more than 15 years. He is responsible for energy portfolio management, generation, generation development, gas production and gas storage.

Company Secretary

Sally Fairbairn - Company Secretary and Director of Investor Relations

Sally Fairbairn joined SSE in 1997. Sally and her team provide company secretarial support and services to the Group and are the contact point for the investment community.