CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


UK 100 Ranking: United Kingdom – 2017

Published: 2017-07-24

Below are all the winners in the competition UK 100 Ranking, United Kingdom, 2017. Publicly-listed companies are included in this competition when they meet this criterion:

Criteria to participate: The biggest 100 companies based on sales and employees

All Winners in the Market

The gold winners are the top three on the list. These CEOs receive an Obermatt gold pin – an 18-karat gold pin that is personally presented to the winners in recognition of their outstanding performance. The next best CEOs up to 10th place are the silver winners. The bronze winners are all those CEOs that outperformed the market with a ranking over 50.


Combined Performance

These CEOs showed the best overall performance in growth, operating efficiency and investment performance.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Dean Finch (National Express)
85
Andy Ransom (Rentokil Initial)
84
Richard John Cousins (Compass)
82
Silver
Top 10
André Pierre Joseph Lacroix (Intertek)
80
Erik Engstrom (RELX)
79
Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP)
77
Stephen Hester (RSA Insurance)
77
Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser)
76
Sir Timothy O'Toole (Firstgroup)
76
Nigel Stein (GKN)
75
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco)
75
Alison Cooper (Imperial Brands)
75
Bronze
Outperformer
Charles Wilson (Booker)
74
Ian King (BAE Systems)
74
Ayman Asfari (Petrofac)
73
Dr. Pim Vervaat (RPC)
73
Ashley Almanza (G4S)
73
William Thomas Winters (Standard)
73
Miles Roberts (DS Smith)
72
David T. Potts (Wm Morrison Supermarkets)
71
Randall Hogan (Pentair)
71
Marco Sala (International Game Technology)
69
Mark Cutifani (Anglo American)
68
Robin Watson (John Wood)
68
Alison Brittain (Whitbread)
66
Mark Wilson (Aviva)
65
J. Bruce Hemphill (Old Mutual)
65
James Staley (Barclays)
64
Dr. Nigel Wilson (Legal & General)
63
Michael Andrew Wells (Prudential)
61
Richard Tobin (CNH Industrial)
61
Rooney Anand (Greene King)
60
Tom Albanese (Vedanta Resources)
60
Michael Fries (Liberty Global)
60
Kate Swann (SSP)
59
Norman Keith Skeoach (Standard Life)
59
Véronique Laury-Deroubaix (Kingfisher)
58
Prof. Uwe Krueger (WS Atkins)
56
Robert MacLeod (Johnson Matthey)
56
Leo M. Quinn (Balfour Beatty)
56
Dave Lewis (Tesco)
56
Danie P. Meintjes (Mediclinic)
55
Haydn Jonathan Mursell (Kier)
53
Stefan Bomhard (Inchcape)
53
D. Warren East (Rolls-Royce)
53
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking)
52
Bob Dudley (BP)
51

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Growth Performance

These CEOs drove the highest growth among their peers.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Ayman Asfari (Petrofac)
98
Dean Finch (National Express)
96
Norman Keith Skeoach (Standard Life)
95
Silver
Top 10
Mark Wilson (Aviva)
93
Dr. Pim Vervaat (RPC)
93
Haydn Jonathan Mursell (Kier)
92
André Pierre Joseph Lacroix (Intertek)
92
Richard John Cousins (Compass)
91
Miles Roberts (DS Smith)
91
Nigel Stein (GKN)
90
Bronze
Outperformer
Michael Andrew Wells (Prudential)
89
Andy Ransom (Rentokil Initial)
87
Michael Fries (Liberty Global)
87
D. Warren East (Rolls-Royce)
87
Dr. Nigel Wilson (Legal & General)
85
Ashley Almanza (G4S)
84
Stefan Bomhard (Inchcape)
84
Robert MacLeod (Johnson Matthey)
83
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco)
81
Alison Cooper (Imperial Brands)
80
Ian King (BAE Systems)
79
John Carter (Travis Perkins)
79
David Brown (Go-Ahead)
79
Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser)
77
Alison Brittain (Whitbread)
77
Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP)
76
J. Bruce Hemphill (Old Mutual)
75
Véronique Laury-Deroubaix (Kingfisher)
74
Charles Wilson (Booker)
72
William Thomas Winters (Standard)
72
Erik Engstrom (RELX)
71
Danie P. Meintjes (Mediclinic)
71
Rooney Anand (Greene King)
70
James Staley (Barclays)
70
Richard Howson (Carillion)
68
Jeremy Darroch (Sky)
68
Kate Swann (SSP)
68
Sebastian James (Dixons Carphone)
67
Randall Hogan (Pentair)
67
Robin Watson (John Wood)
66
Martin Griffiths (Stagecoach)
64
Dave Lewis (Tesco)
58
Prof. Uwe Krueger (WS Atkins)
57
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking)
56
Mark Cutifani (Anglo American)
56
Jeremy Helsby (Savills)
55
John Fallon (Pearson)
55
Paul Geddes (Direct Line Insurance)
50
Sir Timothy O'Toole (Firstgroup)
50

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Operating Performance

These CEOs managed their companies most efficiently and delivered the strongest profit growth compared with their peers.

Pin CEO Rank
Gold
Podium
Dean Finch (National Express)
98
Dr. Pim Vervaat (RPC)
92
Sir Timothy O'Toole (Firstgroup)
91
Silver
Top 10
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking)
88
Stephen Hester (RSA Insurance)
87
Alison Brittain (Whitbread)
87
Gavin E. Patterson (BT)
86
Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser)
86
Erik Engstrom (RELX)
86
Dr. Nigel Wilson (Legal & General)
85
Bronze
Outperformer
Michael Fries (Liberty Global)
84
William Thomas Winters (Standard)
84
James Staley (Barclays)
84
Mark Wilson (Aviva)
83
Leo M. Quinn (Balfour Beatty)
82
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco)
81
Alison Cooper (Imperial Brands)
80
Rooney Anand (Greene King)
79
Ashley Almanza (G4S)
79
Ayman Asfari (Petrofac)
78
Nigel Stein (GKN)
77
Alistair Cox (Hays)
77
Andy Ransom (Rentokil Initial)
77
Miles Roberts (DS Smith)
76
André Pierre Joseph Lacroix (Intertek)
76
Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP)
74
David T. Potts (Wm Morrison Supermarkets)
74
Ian King (BAE Systems)
73
Danie P. Meintjes (Mediclinic)
73
Prof. Uwe Krueger (WS Atkins)
71
Dave Lewis (Tesco)
68
Randall Hogan (Pentair)
65
Charles Wilson (Booker)
64
Richard John Cousins (Compass)
64
Marco Sala (International Game Technology)
59
Robin Watson (John Wood)
59
Dwight Mitchell Barns (Nielsen)
59
Kate Swann (SSP)
58
Mark Cutifani (Anglo American)
56
J. Bruce Hemphill (Old Mutual)
56
Norman Keith Skeoach (Standard Life)
56
Véronique Laury-Deroubaix (Kingfisher)
54
Richard Tobin (CNH Industrial)
53
Robert MacLeod (Johnson Matthey)
51
Tom Albanese (Vedanta Resources)
50

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In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.

Investment Performance

These CEOs pursued strategies and made investments which attracted investors the most. As such, they achieved the highest Total Shareholder Returns (TSR) amongst their peers.

In the Multi-year rankings, you can see cumulative performance for each CEO over the years.


Multi-Year Winners in United Kingdom:

UK 100 Ranking
UK 200 Ranking