CEO of the Year Obermatt Pin


UK 200 Ranking: United Kingdom - Multi-Year Ranking

2013 - 2017

Competition: The second largest 200 companies based on revenue 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 at least five times. 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
Raymond Stuart Kelvin (Ted Baker) 5
96
100
96
90
Rob Perrins (Berkeley Group) 5
92
95
92
89
Xavier Robert Rolet (London Stock Exchange) 5
89
82
86
97
Derek W. Muir (Hill & Smith) 5
85
87
77
91
Andrew Williams (Halma) 5
82
91
85
71
Mike Kinloch McCollum (Dignity) 5
82
77
85
85
Simon Emeny (Fuller, Smith & Turner) 5
80
91
90
59
Adam Crozier (ITV) 5
79
82
73
82
Andrew Wyllie (Costain) 5
77
93
65
74
Richard David Harpin (Homeserve) 5
74
77
59
86
Robert T. Forrester (Vertu Motors) 5
74
100
58
63
Said Darwazah (Hikma Pharmaceuticals) 5
73
79
69
72
Tim Steiner (Ocado) 5
73
95
72
51
Nicholas P. Henry (James Fisher) 5
73
71
71
77
Preben Prebensen (Close Brothers) 5
70
62
69
80
Steve Edward Foots (Croda) 5
69
70
72
63
Rupert Edward Pearce (Inmarsat) 5
68
60
71
74
Dominic Burke (Jardine Lloyd) 5
68
77
61
66
Richard Salomons (InterContinental Hotels) 5
68
50
65
88
Sir David McMurtry (Renishaw) 5
67
61
78
62
Robert Walters (Robert Walters) 5
67
74
56
69
Stephen C. Harris (Bodycote) 5
66
58
68
73
John O’Higgins (Spectris) 5
65
62
68
66
Ralph Graham Findlay (Marston's) 5
65
74
52
68
Robert A. Watson (Hilton Food) 5
64
65
56
71
Peter I. France (Rotork) 5
64
71
65
56
Dorothy Carrington Thompson (Drax) 5
61
81
38
65
Steven Lewis Mogford (United Utilities) 5
61
50
63
70
Dennis Proctor (Hunting) 5
61
59
59
67
Karim Bitar (Genus) 5
61
62
68
52
Mark Richard Cashmore (Connect Group) 5
60
64
50
66
Simon Pryce (BBA Aviation) 5
60
51
58
71
Ahmed Javed (Tate & Lyle) 5
56
51
55
62
Rakesh Sharma (Ultra Electronics) 5
56
58
54
55
Francois Clement Wanecq (Vesuvius) 5
55
42
57
65
Simon Richard Fox (Reach) 5
55
43
51
69
Dr. Alan Haerne (RPS) 5
55
45
58
63
Gerard Jude Ryan (International Personal Finance) 5
54
52
57
52
Oleg Novachuk (KAZ Minerals) 5
53
59
48
53
Stephen ingham (PageGroup) 5
49
43
56
49
G. Alex Kanellis (PZ Cussons) 5
48
52
41
51