Sam Laidlaw was appointed to the Board in 2008. He has significant international experience, particularly in the energy sector, having had responsibility for businesses in four continents.
He is a qualified solicitor and has a Master's degree in Business Administration from INSEAD. He is Chairman of the National Centre for Universities and Business.
Mr Laidlaw was Chief Executive Officer of Centrica plc and the lead non-executive board member of the UK Department for Transport until 31 December 2014. His other previous roles include Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation; non-executive director of Hanson PLC; Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Oil plc; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada Hess Corporation. He was also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Deputy Chairman, member of the Group Remuneration Committee