United Utilities chief financial officer to retire
Russ Houlden will formally step down at the company’s Annual General Meeting on April 1. Mr Houlden – who has been with the company for almost a decade – is retiring to pursue a non-executive career. “Russ has been an integral part of the work we have done in recent years to transform the organisation, helping us to deliver best ever levels of customer service, a more resilient network and real gains in operational performance and efficiency,” he said. “Alongside this, Russ has helped secure a robust and sustainable financial profile for the company, including securing a fully funded pension scheme on a self-sufficiency basis.