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 currently Chief Executive Officer of Centrica plc and the lead non-executive Board Member of the UK Department for Transport.
His previous roles include Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation; a non-executive director of Hanson PLC; Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Oil plc; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada Hess Corporation.
Independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Group Audit Committee, member of the Group Remuneration Committee
Deputy Chairman, senior independent non-executive Director, Chairman of the Group Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee, member of the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee