Brian Whitty (55)3

Chairman since April 2004 and prior to the demerger of South Staffordshire Water spent six years as Chief Executive and three years as Finance Director. Previously finance director of ACT Group plc. Qualified as a chartered accountant in 1977.

Brian Whitty

Richard Harpin (44)

Chief Executive since April 2004. Appointed to the Board in May 2001. Founder of HomeServe which was originally a joint venture with South Staffordshire Group set up in 1993. Previously a brand manager with Procter & Gamble, followed by management consultancy with Deloitte and his own company.

Richard Harpin

Jonathan Simpson-Dent (42)

Served as Chief Financial Officer from March 2007 to June 2009. Previously CFO at General Healthcare Group. Prior to that he spent four years at McKinsey followed by seven years at PepsiCo in a number of senior finance roles. Qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Jonathan Simpson-Dent, FCA MA

Jon Florsheim (49)

Appointed to the Board and as Chief Executive of UK Membership in March 2007. Previously chief marketing officer and managing director, customer group of British Sky Broadcasting. Prior to joining BSkyB in 1994, he was marketing director of Dixons Stores Group (now DSG International plc) and had marketing posts with Tesco.

Jon Florsheim

J M Barry Gibson (57)1,2,3,4

Appointed to the Board in April 2004 and appointed as Senior Non-Executive Director in February 2009. Currently senior non-executive director of William Hill plc. Previously group retailing director at BAA plc, group chief executive of Littlewoods plc and non-executive director of Somerfield plc and National Express plc.

JM Barry Gibson

Ian Chippendale (60)1,2,3,4

Appointed to the Board in January 2007. Currently an independent director of Transatlantic Holdings Inc and a Trustee of Victim Support. Previously chairman of RBS Insurance, group chief executive of the Direct Line Group of companies, chief executive of Privilege Insurance and chairman of the insurance division of Provident Financial plc.

Ian Chippendale

Mark Morris (49)1,2,3,4

Appointed to the Board in February 2009. Previously in audit, business advisory and corporate finance with Price Waterhouse before joining Sytner Group plc as finance director, later becoming managing director. Currently senior non-executive director of LSL Property Services plc and a former non-executive director of Christian Salvesen plc and Maxima Holdings plc.

Mark Morris

Andrew Sibbald (42)1

Appointed to the Board in June 2007. An experienced corporate financier, he is senior partner and the co-founder of Lexicon Partners, an independent corporate advisory business which specialises in the financial services, utility and energy sectors. Previously managing director, financial institutions group, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and a partner of the Phoenix Partnership.

Andrew Sibbald

Trevor Didcock (45)5

Appointed Group Chief Information Officer in February 2008. Previously information systems director at the AA and group IT director of RAC Motoring Services. Prior to that he held various roles in Esso, J P Morgan and Mars, including three years as head of IT for Mars Confectionery.

Trevor Didcock

Rachael Hughes (38)5

Appointed as Chief Executive of HomeServe Europe in 2005 having been managing director of Doméo, HomeServe's joint venture with Veolia in France, since its launch in June 2001. Previously managing director of CHEP Argentina SA following a total of seven years with CHEP Equipment Pooling Systems in North and South America and GKN Group in the UK.

Jonathan King

Jonathan King (48)5

Appointed as Chief Executive of Home Service USA in 2005 following four years as Managing Director of the UK Membership business and a year as Business Development Director. He previously worked in retail marketing with the Boots Company as group brand manager for No.7 Cosmetics.

Rachael Hughes

Jeremy Middleton (48)5

Non-Executive Director of the original HomeServe business set up in 1993. Previously a brand manager with Procter & Gamble and a management consultant with PriceWaterhouse. Now acts as a business angel specialising in early stage business.

Jeremy Middleton

Martin Bennett (40)

Being appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in June 2009. Previously Finance Director of UK Membership having been Finance Director of the Warranties business and Commercial Director. Prior to joining HomeServe in 2003 he spent three years as group finance director of Clarity Group and 10 years at Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

Martin Bennett

Anna Maughan (39)

Appointed Company Secretary in July 2008 following 12 years as Assistant Company Secretary. Also secretary to the industry wide Water Companies Pension Scheme.
Anna Maughan


1 Non-Executive

2 Audit Committee (Chairman: Mark Morris)

3 Nomination Committee (Chairman: Brian Whitty)

4 Remuneration Committee (Chairman: Ian Chippendale)

5 Executive Committee only