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
António Horta-Osório (Lloyds Banking) 5
71
64
78
72
Jeremy Helsby (Savills) 5
71
78
62
74
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
Richard John Cousins (Compass) 5
67
64
55
82
David Brown (Go-Ahead) 5
67
90
47
64
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
Nicandro Durante (British American Tobacco) 5
59
47
73
57
Dean Finch (National Express) 5
59
58
60
60
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
Keith Cochrane (Weir) 4
46
48
54
37
Ashley Almanza (G4S) 4
46
47
44
47
Ross McEwan (RBS) 4
37
28
42
40
Pascal Soriot (AstraZeneca) 4
36
24
20
64
Andy Harrison (Whitbread) 3
91
97
86
91
Dr. Pim Vervaat (RPC) 3
83
85
98
67
Dave Forsey (Sports Direct) 3
83
88
79
81
Tidjane Thiam (Prudential) 3
76
75
71
83
Steve Holliday (National Grid) 3
76
72
75
79
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
Julian Roberts (Old Mutual) 3
60
52
76
53
Samir Brikho (AMEC) 3
60
67
59
54
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 (Ferguson) 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
Véronique Laury-Deroubaix (Kingfisher) 2
52
53
52
49
Andy Parker (Capita) 2
52
57
58
40
Dr. Alan Clark (SAB Group) 2
50
24
38
88
Stephen Koseff (Investec) 2
46
36
54
50
Dwight Mitchell Barns (Nielsen) 2
46
40
50
48
MS Mehta (Vedanta Resources) 2
44
38
40
54
Ivan Menezes (Diageo) 2
44
46
28
56
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 (International Game Technology) 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 (SAB Group) 1
56
29
74
64
Danie P. Meintjes (Mediclinic) 1
55
71
73
22
D. Warren East (Rolls-Royce) 1
53
87
8
65
Mark Christopher Trudeau (Malinckrodt) 1
53
70
73
17
Dr. Andrew Mackenzie (BHP Billiton) 1
53
42
62
56
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 Livingston (BT) 1
48
26
45
74
Ian Marchant (SSE) 1
48
6
62
78
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 (LyondellBasell) 1
40
24
29
66
Peter Long (TUI Travel) 1
34
6
29
67
Wayne Edmunds (Invensys) 1
33
0
3
95