UK Government Investments Ltd (UKGI), the government’s centre of excellence in corporate governance and corporate finance, announces the re-appointment of Andrew Duff to the UKGI Board, for a further three year term until 7 July 2025.
Andrew, who first joined the UKGI Board in July 2019, has spent his executive career in the energy industry and brings a wealth of leadership experience in competitive markets, regulated business environments and strategic management. Since October, Andrew has been Chair of The Sage Group Plc. and Chair of its Nomination Committee. Andrew was appointed to the Board as a non-executive director on 1 May 2021. He has recently retired as Chairman of Severn Trent plc, which in January 2019 was commended by Ofwat across a range of operational areas and acknowledged by the Purposeful Company Taskforce as one of only seven UK “Pathfinder” companies. Andrew also recently retired as Chair of Elementis Plc, a FTSE 250 chemicals company, and was a non-executive director and Senior Independent Director of Ferguson Plc from 2004-2013. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of RWE Npower and a member of the RWE Executive Committee. Andrew was previously the Senior Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Vindi Banga, UKGI Chairman, said “UKGI has already benefited from Andrew’s wealth of expertise. Andrew has made significant contributions across the organisation and I am delighted that he has been re-appointed to the UKGI Board for a further three year term”.
This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Public appointments (OCPA) and is made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office. This appointment is made on merit and political activity played no part in the decision process. In accordance with the code, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any declared) to be made public. Andrew Duff did not declare any political activity.