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SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE PLC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson
Non-Executive Chairman

Bio: Steve was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman in July 2018 and is an Asset Manager Director at Infracapital, a leading European infrastructure investor. Steve has 35 years of experience in the energy and utility sectors and was CEO of Electricity North West for eight years. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Morrison Utility Services, which followed 17 years at United Utilities. Steve has also held positions as Non–Executive Director of South West Water and Chairman of Energy Networks Association from 2011 to 2014. Steve was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to energy networks.

Phil Newland

Phil Newland
Group Chief Executive

Bio: Appointed as Group Chief Executive in April 2020, having previously been Managing Director of South Staffs Water since 2014 and, prior to this, Managing Director of Echo Managed Services since 2006. Prior to joining Echo, Phil was a Management Consultant with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Terence Chapman Associates.

Rob O’Malley

Rob O’Malley
Group Chief Financial Officer

Bio: Appointed CFO of South Staffordshire Plc in March 2020 having previously held senior finance roles in energy networks and utilities. He is responsible for the Group’s central support services operation, which includes Group Finance and IT services. Prior to joining, Rob was formerly Group Treasurer at Cadent Gas and Head of Corporate Finance at Electricity North West. Earlier in his career he was with United Utilities and NatWest.

Peter Antolik

Peter Antolik
Non-Executive Director & Arjun Infrastructure Partners Representative

Bio: Peter was appointed to the Board in July 2018. Peter is a Partner of Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP) and his background covers regulated companies, transport regulation, and the management of infrastructure funds and investments. Peter joined AIP from the Office of Rail and Road and was previously the Strategy and Regulation Director of Thames Water. Peter has previously worked with Macquarie Bank, creating and managing the European infrastructure funds. He was also an Executive Director in JP Morgan's Infrastructure Investment Fund and started his career with Accenture.

Keita Saito

Keita Saito
Non-Executive Director & Mitsubishi Corporation Representative

Bio: Appointed as a Director in April 2020. Keita heads the Overseas Business Development Team for Mitsubishi Corporation’s water business. Keita has been with Mitsubishi for over 15 years with extensive experience in business development, project management, M&A and investment management. His main experience is in the renewable energy and water sectors across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Keita was a Director of TRILITY (formerly United Utilities Australia) from 2017 to 2018.

Go Muromoto

Go Muromoto
Non-Executive Director & Mitsubishi Corporation Representative

Bio: Go was appointed as a Director in June 2020. Go has been seconded from Mitsubishi Corporation to South Staffordshire Plc since Mitsubishi’s participation in 2016 and currently serves as Director of Business Development in charge of growth initiatives and innovation.

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