Clare Spottiswoode

Clare Spottiswoode CBE, Director, born 1953, is an experienced non-executive director, holding positions in businesses spanning industries such as energy, technology and financial services.

She is a non-executive director of G4S plc, Just Group plc, Ilika plc, Payments UK and Chairman of Gas Strategies Limited.

From 1993 to 1998, Ms Spottiswoode served as Director General of Ofgas, the regulator of the gas industry in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in introducing competition into energy markets. Ms Spottiswoode was a member of the Independent Commission on Banking for the UK Treasury advising the Government on reforming the banking sector.  The Commissions recommendations have been accepted by the Government, and virtually all are in the process of being enacted by Parliament. 

Ms Spottiswoode was also a non-executive director of Tullow Oil plc from 2002 to 2011. A mathematician and an economist by training, Ms Spottiswoode began her career at HM Treasury, the United Kingdom's economic and finance ministry. Ms Spottiswoode lives in the United Kingdom.

Ms Spottiswoode is independent from the Company’s management, major shareholders and principal business associates.