Alistair Phillips-Davies

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Paul Morton Alistair Phillips-Davies (born July 1967)[1] is a British businessman. He has been the chief executive officer (CEO) of SSE plc, a FTSE 100 electric utility company, since July 2013, succeeding Ian Marchant.[2]

Early life[edit]

He was born in Wiltshire. He went to the Allestree Woodlands School, a comprehensive school in Allestree, in the north-west of Derby. He has a bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences from St Catharine's College, Cambridge, where he was captain of the darts team.[3]



He became deputy chief executive of SSE in September 2012, and chief executive in July 2013.[4] In 2014 he was paid £755,000 in salary. In 2016 his pay was £844,000 along with a £910,000 bonus, a £644,000 long-term incentive payout and £25,000 and £502,000 in benefits.[5]

In 2017 he received £2.92 million just weeks after an argument over bill caps.[6]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Debbie, living in Barnton, Edinburgh, and has children.[7]


  1. ^ "SSE plc". Companies House. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Emily Gosden (10 February 2013). "£144? SSE boss agrees it's not worth the energy". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Darts Team Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  4. ^ EURELECTRIC Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  5. ^ Greg Wilford (17 June 2017). "SSE chief executive Alistair Phillips-Davies gets 72% pay rise weeks after arguing against cap on bills". The Independent. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  6. ^ Adam Vaughan (16 June 2017). "SSE boss gets 72% pay rise weeks after arguing against cap on bills". Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Sean Poulter; Louise Eccles (1 June 2015). "Energy Secretary Amber Rudd orders power firms to cut bills for consumers". Mail Online. Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 

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Business positions
Preceded by
Ian Marchant
Chief Executive of SSE plc
July 2013 -
Succeeded by