CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


UK 100 Ranking: United Kingdom - Multi-Year Ranking

2013 - 2017

Competition: The biggest 100 companies based on sales and employees

With the CEO of the Year rankings, Obermatt identifies the true performers in the marketplace – without subjective judgment as is common in CEO rankings. The Obermatt CEO of the Year rankings only measure outperformance against a company’s competition – and this, based solely on financial figures. That’s why there’s no judge in the Obermatt rankings. The numbers speak for themselves.

The long-term winners

The CEO of the Year rankings are published annually and, as such, show a CEO’s performance in one year. Performance can only be considered sustainable when performance is judged over multiple years. That’s why we present cumulative rankings over several years.

The multi-year rankings include those CEOs who placed in the Obermatt rankings in at least one year. For each CEO, you can see their cumulative ranking over the number of years they made it in the Obermatt rankings.


CEO Years Combined Growth Operating Investment
Charles Wilson (Booker) 5
77
77
72
83
Dr. Nigel Wilson (Legal & General) 5
76
75
73
81
Rooney Anand (Greene King) 5
75
82
75
68
Lord Simon Wolfson (Next) 5
73
71
75
75
Miles Roberts (DS Smith) 5
72
72
64
79
Jeremy Helsby (Savills) 5
71
78
62
74
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking) 5
71
64
78
72
Adrian Ringrose (Interserve) 5
69
82
64
61
Prof. Uwe Krueger (WS Atkins) 5
68
63
69
71
Carolyn McCall (EasyJet) 5
68
68
58
77
David Brown (Go-Ahead) 5
67
90
47
64
Richard John Cousins (Compass) 5
67
64
55
82
Nigel Stein (GKN) 5
66
66
68
64
Rakesh Kapoor (Reckitt Benckiser) 5
65
55
65
76
Trevor Finn (Pendragon) 5
64
65
50
77
Jeremy Darroch (Sky) 5
63
77
62
51
Alison Cooper (Imperial Brands) 5
61
45
64
75
John Hutson (JDW) 5
61
69
58
57
Richard Howson (Carillion) 5
60
72
55
54
Bob Dudley (BP) 5
60
47
60
74
Ian King (BAE Systems) 5
60
56
48
77
Alistair Cox (Hays) 5
59
47
65
65
Dean Finch (National Express) 5
59
58
60
60
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco) 5
59
47
73
57
Olivier Bohuon (Smith & Nephew) 5
56
53
51
63
Mike Norris (Computacenter) 5
55
52
43
70
Leo M. Quinn (Balfour Beatty) 5
52
38
58
60
Stuart Thomson Gulliver (HSBC) 5
49
41
44
62
Vittorio Colao (Vodafone) 5
46
42
37
57
Sir Timothy O'Toole (Firstgroup) 5
46
35
49
56
Geoff Drabble (Ashtead) 4
97
100
100
80
André Pierre Joseph Lacroix (Intertek) 4
82
82
74
91
Peter Rogers (Babcock) 4
76
85
74
68
Sir Martin Sorrell (WPP) 4
75
71
77
76
Ayman Asfari (Petrofac) 4
72
80
70
64
Paul Geddes (Direct Line Insurance) 4
64
50
56
75
Mark Wilson (Aviva) 4
62
61
69
57
Mark Cutifani (Anglo American) 4
55
57
54
54
Tom Albanese (Vedanta Resources) 4
54
51
43
68
John Fallon (Pearson) 4
53
67
39
53
Rupert Soames (Serco) 4
50
45
50
56
Ashley Almanza (G4S) 4
46
47
44
47
Keith Cochrane (Weir) 4
46
48
54
37
Ross McEwan (RBS) 4
37
28
42
40
Pascal Soriot (AstraZeneca) 4
36
24
20
64
Andy Harrison (Whitbread) 3
91
97
86
91
Dave Forsey (Sports Direct) 3
83
88
79
81
Dr. Pim Vervaat (RPC) 3
83
85
98
67
Steve Holliday (National Grid) 3
76
72
75
79
Tidjane Thiam (Prudential) 3
76
75
71
83
David Nish (Standard Life) 3
68
68
60
77
Michael J. Roney (Bunzl) 3
67
64
59
78
John Rishton (Rolls Royce) 3
66
78
69
53
Gavin E. Patterson (BT) 3
66
62
84
52
Michael Fries (Liberty Global) 3
66
64
93
40
Andy Ransom (Rentokil Initial) 3
65
56
51
88
Bob Keiller (John Wood) 3
62
64
61
60
Stephen Hester (RSA Insurance) 3
61
37
79
65
John Carter (Travis Perkins) 3
61
90
42
52
Kate Swann (SSP) 3
61
56
56
69
Marc Bolland (Marks and Spencer) 3
61
58
50
74
Samir Brikho (AMEC) 3
60
67
59
54
Julian Roberts (Old Mutual) 3
60
52
76
53
Gregory Case (Aon) 3
58
41
66
67
Alistair Phillips-Davies (SSE) 3
56
50
57
62
Randall Hogan (Pentair) 3
53
57
58
45
Graham Chipchase (Rexam) 3
51
33
39
82
Martin Griffiths (Stagecoach) 3
47
92
26
24
Ian Meakins (Wolseley) 3
46
40
42
57
Antony Peter Jenkins (Barclays) 3
46
42
38
59
Richard Tobin (CNH Industrial) 3
45
39
48
48
Moya Greene (Royal Mail) 3
44
42
44
48
Peter Sands (Standard) 3
36
52
35
21
Philip Bowman (Smiths) 3
28
25
25
36
Erik Engstrom (RELX) 2
81
82
82
78
William Walsh (IAG) 2
80
91
81
68
Sam Laidlaw (Centrica) 2
74
79
62
79
Jean Cahuzac (Subsea 7) 2
71
59
78
76
Simon Segars (ARM) 2
70
74
94
40
Geoff Cooper (Travis Perkins) 2
70
57
62
92
George Weston (ABF) 2
69
57
68
84
Robert MacLeod (Johnson Matthey) 2
66
92
57
50
Sebastian James (Dixons Carphone) 2
62
64
63
58
Paul Pindar (Capita) 2
62
83
38
64
Haydn Jonathan Mursell (Kier) 2
62
78
66
44
Ian Cheshire (Kingfisher) 2
57
50
56
66
Dave Lewis (Tesco) 2
56
54
78
34
David McIntosh (John Menzies) 2
54
44
52
68
Neil Carson (Johnson Matthey) 2
54
42
54
68
Justin King (Sainsbury) 2
53
57
58
46
Paul Polman (Unilever) 2
52
50
62
42
Andy Parker (Capita) 2
52
57
58
40
Véronique Laury-Deroubaix (Kingfisher) 2
52
53
52
49
Dr. Alan Clark (SABMiller) 2
50
24
38
88
Dwight Mitchell Barns (Nielsen) 2
46
40
50
48
Stephen Koseff (Investec) 2
46
36
54
50
Ivan Menezes (Diageo) 2
44
46
28
56
MS Mehta (Vedanta Resources) 2
44
38
40
54
Philip Clarke (Tesco) 2
40
36
42
41
Iain Conn (Centrica) 2
38
32
34
49
Christopher Rajendran Hyman (Serco) 2
37
24
48
40
Simon Lee (RSA Insurance) 2
36
49
20
37
Alexander Frolov (EVRAZ) 2
30
49
26
16
Harriet Green (Thomas Cook) 2
27
20
53
9
D. Warren East (ARM) 1
90
86
96
89
Paul S. Walsh (Diageo) 1
74
64
68
90
Alan Brown (Rentokil Initial) 1
73
38
83
98
William Thomas Winters (Standard) 1
73
72
84
62
David T. Potts (Wm Morrison Supermarkets) 1
71
46
74
93
Marco Sala (GTECH) 1
69
49
59
100
Robin Watson (John Wood) 1
68
66
59
78
Alison Brittain (Whitbread) 1
66
77
87
33
J. Bruce Hemphill (Old Mutual) 1
65
75
56
66
James Staley (Barclays) 1
64
70
84
38
Sir Brian Souter (Stagecoach) 1
61
64
76
43
Michael Andrew Wells (Prudential) 1
61
89
44
50
Norman Keith Skeoach (Standard Life) 1
59
95
56
26
Graham Mackay (SABMiller) 1
56
29
74
64
Danie P. Meintjes (Medi-Clinic) 1
55
71
73
22
Mark Christopher Trudeau (Malinckrodt) 1
53
70
73
17
Dr. Andrew Mackenzie (BHP Billiton) 1
53
42
62
56
D. Warren East (Rolls Royce) 1
53
87
8
65
Mike Coupe (Sainsbury) 1
51
52
41
60
Paul Sheffield (Kier) 1
51
26
56
70
Donald Roberts (Experian) 1
50
48
76
26
Ian Marchant (SSE) 1
48
6
62
78
Ian Livingston (BT) 1
48
26
45
74
Chris Finlayson (BG) 1
48
50
4
90
Ian Tyler (Balfour Beatty) 1
45
45
32
58
Heather Bresch (Mylan) 1
42
29
84
13
Bhavesh V. Patel (Lyondell) 1
40
24
29
66
Peter Long (Tui Travel) 1
34
6
29
67
Wayne Edmunds (Invensys) 1
33
0
3
95