Paula Rosput Reynolds

Independent non-executive director

Tenure: appointed 14 May 2015

Board and committee activities:
Member of the audit and chairman’s committees

Outside interests:
Non-executive director of BAE Systems Ltd, TransCanada Corporation and Siluria Technologies

Age: 59

Nationality: American

Career

Paula Rosput Reynolds was the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeco Corporation, a Fortune 500 property and casualty insurance company that was acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in 2008. She also served as Vice Chair and Chief Restructuring Officer for American International Group (AIG) for a period after the US government became the financial sponsor from 2008 to 2009.

Previously, Paula was an executive in the energy industry. She was chairman, president and chief executive officer of AGL Resources Inc., an operator of natural gas infrastructure in the US. Prior to this, she led a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation that was a merchant operator of electricity generation. She commenced her energy career at PG&E Corp. 

She currently chairs the board of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. In 2014 Paula was awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors (US) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Relevant experience and skills

Paula Rosput Reynolds has had a long career leading global companies in the energy and financial sectors. Her experience with international and US companies gives her insight into strategic and regulatory issues, and her financial background is an asset to the audit committee.

Paula has led several groups through restructuring and mergers so can contribute knowledge and experience to the board considering simplification and value creation.

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