United Utilities Group appoints Clare Hayward to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Warrington –  United Utilities Group PLC (LON: UU) today announced the appointment of Clare Hayward to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective 16 April 2024.

Clare Hayward will join the Nomination Committee and the ESG Committee.

“We are delighted that Clare has accepted the role to join the Board. She is a passionate advocate for the North West, holding a number of roles in organisations focused on the economic and social growth of our region and the North of England more widely, supporting job creation and social and environmental development, helping to position the region as a centre of innovation. Living in our region and at the heart of programmes to develop our communities, I have no doubt her entrepreneurial background will bring a fresh approach to our board thinking. I am delighted she has accepted the role.” said Board Chair, Sir David Higgins.

The company also announced that Paulette Rowe will not seek reappointment at the AGM on 19 July 2024.

About Clare Hayward

Clare Hayward has played an active role in the economy across northern England, having chaired the NP11 group of Local Enterprise Partnerships since June 2023 and the Cheshire and Warrington LEP since 2020, having been a member of its board since 2015. Through the LEPs, the public and private sectors and the Government have been working together to drive prosperity and improve lives. She has strong links with local and central Government. Her background is in strategy consulting and she was a co-founder of Cirrus, a leadership and talent consultancy, sold to Accenture in 2021.

Clare Hayward will be appointed as a non-executive director of United Utilities Water Limited with effect from 16 April 2024.

SOURCE: https://www.unitedutilities.com/

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