Urenco’s Board manages overall control of the organisation’s affairs and is responsible to the shareholders for key policies and strategic direction. The Board meets regularly to consider matters specifically reserved for its decision. These include the approval of the strategic business plan, budget and financial statements, major capital projects, acquisitions and disposals, major regulatory issues and major policies on environmental, health and safety issues and Senior Management appointments.
Stephen was appointed Chairman in January 2016, having previously served on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.
He is Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit & Risk Committee at Balfour Beatty plc and an Advisor to the Sizewell C new nuclear power station project.
Stephen’s previous roles include Chief Financial Officer of British Energy Group plc (the UK nuclear power station operator, now part of EDF), Chief Financial Officer of WS Atkins plc, Executive Chairman of Punch Taverns plc, and the Chairman of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and Anglian Water Group.
He holds an honorary DSc from Aston University and in 2019 was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Chief Executive Officer
Boris was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Urenco Limited and joined the Urenco Board in May 2019.
He joined from 50Hertz, the North-East German Transmission System Operator, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer from 2010 until 2019.
Boris previously held a number of senior executive positions within the energy sector across Europe, including WEMAG AG and the Vattenfall Group. He holds an MA in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aachen.
Boris currently serves as a Director of the World Nuclear Association and as a member of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Wien AG (Vienna Airport).
Ralf ter Haar
Chief Finance Officer
Ralf was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Urenco Limited in June 2014 and joined the Urenco Board in November 2014.
He joined Urenco from NXP Semiconductors N.V., where he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to this, Ralf served as Alcatel-Lucent’s Chief Financial Officer for the Asia Pacific Region, based in Shanghai, and its Global Head of Trade and Project Finance, based in Paris.
Ralf started his career in banking, with ABN AMRO. He holds an MSc in Economics and an LLM in Business Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee
Frank joined the Urenco Board in November 2014.
After completing a PhD in Physics at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, he joined McKinsey & Company Inc. in 1996.
In 2001, he became Director of Strategy and Quality Management at RWE Systems. In 2005, he was appointed Director of Corporate Planning and Controlling at RWE Power AG before becoming Vice President Controlling Group of RWE AG. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Chief Financial Officer of RWE npower plc in Swindon, UK. From 2013 to 2017, Frank was Chief Financial Officer of RWE Power AG and RWE Generation SE. Since January 2018, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of RWE Power AG.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Sustainability Committee
Miriam joined the Urenco Board in October 2015.
After managing businesses for Unilever, ICI and the Marmon Group, in 2002 she became a European Executive of Texas Utilities and then Chief Operating Officer of non-regulated distribution networks for Electricity de France (EDF) in the UK.
This was followed by roles as Advisor to the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change, Chief Executive Officer of energy and climate change strategy consultancy Foresee, and Chair of the Energy Transition Forum for the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Miriam served as Chairman of the Board of the ELIA Group and Non-Executive Director on the Board of Vilmorin & Cie. She is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam, Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Eramet, Assystem, and Ultra-Centrifuge Nederland N.V., member of the Advisory Committee of the Total-Tikehau Investment Fund, Pioneer Point Partners and Arcus Infrastructure Partners, and member of the Advisory Board of Lloyd's Register Group.
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee
Mel joined the Urenco Board in September 2018.
He has served as Chief Executive Officer at TenneT Holding B.V, Managing Director at Hooge Huys Verzekeringen N.V. and Deputy Chair of the Executive Board of SNS Reaal Insurance.
Mel currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Ultra-Centrifuge Nederland N.V, Member of the Board Dutch-German Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Eneco Groep N.V, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Attero B.V., Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board TKH Group N.V., Chairman of the Supervisory Board Energyworx B.V., Member of the Advisory Board Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), Member of the Supervisory Board KVSA B.V., Advisor to Improved B.V. and Advisor to Mitsubishi Corporation.
Alan joined the Urenco Board in February 2015.
He is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at E.ON SE, based in Essen, Germany. Alan is also responsible for managing E.ON’s shareholdings in Urenco as well as several other of E.ON's shareholdings, including Nordstream 1 and BTC Power in the US. Alan has over 30 years’ experience in the energy and utilities sector and began his current role in 2010, prior to which he was responsible for Strategy and M&A at E.ON’s UK subsidiary.
Justin joined the Urenco Board in January 2016.
He is a Director of Enrichment Holdings Ltd and Enrichment Investments Ltd.
Justin was Interim Chief Executive of UK Government Investments (UKGI), a company wholly owned by HM Treasury, until March 2020 and prior to that Deputy Chief Executive. He was a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit, Risk and Nomination Committees of UK Export Finance from 2015 to 2019. Justin was a Managing Director and Senior Adviser at Morgan Stanley from 1996 to 2013, and prior to that held senior positions at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse in London, New York and Tokyo. He was a Trustee of the National Theatre Foundation, a board member of National Theatre Enterprises, a Governor of the Chelsea Academy and a Trustee of the Chelsea Academy Foundation.
Justin was awarded an OBE in the UK New Year Honours in January 2022 in recognition of his services to business and the economy.
Michael was appointed Non-Executive Director of Urenco Limited and joined the Urenco Board in October 2021.
Michael qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). He was Executive Director at Caliburn, a leading independent investment bank in Australia, and Director at Credit Suisse First Boston/BZW.
He has held a number of executive roles in UK government, including his current position as Head of Governance/Portfolio at UK Government Investments (part of HM Treasury). He is responsible for the commercial management of Government owned assets, including the British Business Bank and Channel 4.
Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of Network Rail and has been a Non-Executive Director of several organisations, including Porton Biopharma, Ordnance Survey, the Met Office and Working Links, and served on the investment committee for a charity for civil servants.