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 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
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
Pete Redfern (Taylor Wimpey) 4
95
97
100
90
Ted Ayres (Bellway) 4
92
94
100
71
Colin Day (Essentra) 4
86
94
90
72
Adam Hartley Couch (Cranswick) 4
84
86
83
84
Louis Leslie Alexander Eperjesi (Tyman) 4
84
87
92
72
Mattew Ingle (Howden) 4
78
81
72
82
David J. Miles (Mears) 4
76
74
73
82
David Lockwood (Laird) 4
72
56
73
85
Peter Stuart Crook (Provident) 4
72
60
74
82
Roger Whiteside (Greggs) 4
70
71
71
66
John Christopher Morgan (Morgan Sindall) 4
67
74
59
68
Tony Brewer (Headlam) 4
67
71
60
70
Ignacio Bustamante (Hochschild Mining) 4
66
59
68
69
Kwan Cheong Ng (Laura Ashley) 4
64
54
65
73
Dido Harding (Talktalk Telecom) 4
64
79
52
60
Simon A. Peckham (Melrose) 4
63
64
70
56
Julia Robertson (Impellam) 4
62
74
44
70
Ian Fraser (Brammer) 4
61
72
56
55
Simon Litherland (Britvic) 4
60
49
64
67
Michael Alan Spencer (NEX) 4
60
54
58
67
Michael Sharp (Debenhams) 4
59
63
56
56
Mark Allen (Dairy Crest) 4
56
34
58
75
Aidan Heavey (Tullow) 4
54
66
50
45
David Radcliffe (Hogg Robinson) 4
49
45
50
52
Robert L. Contreras (Northgate) 4
48
36
57
52
Ruby McGregor-Smith (MITIE) 4
46
50
41
47
Peter Dilnot (Renewi) 4
42
29
48
48
Philip Meeson (Dart Group) 3
100
100
99
100
Martyn Coffey (Marshalls) 3
89
87
100
78
Jeff Fairburn (Persimmon) 3
88
84
100
79
Justin Atkinson (Keller) 3
86
89
85
84
Andrew Horton (Beazley) 3
84
80
82
90
David James Ritchie (Vistry Group) 3
81
95
79
70
Mike Pulli (Pace plc) 3
80
76
75
90
Mark Clare (Barratt Developments) 3
79
85
73
78
Stephen A. Carter (Informa) 3
79
88
73
77
Mor Weizer (Playtech) 3
77
78
95
58
Andrew John Hogarth (Staffline) 3
76
85
74
70
Stephen Clarke (WH Smith) 3
71
57
68
89
Nicholas John Varney (Merlin Entertainments) 3
70
74
73
64
Richard Steeves (Synergy Health) 3
68
62
62
79
Regis Schulz (Darty) 3
67
43
73
83
Guy Buswell (UK Mail) 3
67
67
62
71
David W. Williams (Noble) 3
65
80
69
45
Jalal Bagherli (Dialog Semiconductor) 3
65
56
60
79
John Langlands (British Polythene) 3
64
57
62
72
Mike Tye (Spirit Pub) 3
64
60
55
76
David Dutro (Elementis) 3
63
69
51
70
Joep van Beurden (CSR) 3
63
42
54
92
Roger W. J. Siddle (Findel) 3
63
44
61
83
Peter J. Ventress (Berendsen) 3
63
46
60
83
Richard I. Glynn (Ladbrokes Coral) 3
62
74
57
56
Eric Born (Wincanton) 3
61
39
69
73
Gary Elden (Sthree) 3
61
74
62
48
Adrian M. Whitfield (Synthomer) 3
59
51
65
59
Robert Murphy (Cobham) 3
56
68
44
56
Carl G. Trowell (Ensco Rowan) 3
55
65
63
37
Stephen G. Young (Meggitt) 3
53
52
54
54
Matt Davies (Halfords) 3
53
56
44
58
David Dupont (Pennon) 3
51
57
38
60
John Idol (Capri Holdings) 3
51
74
58
22
Ian Mason (Electrocomponent) 3
51
55
49
49
William McGrath (Aga Rangemaster) 3
50
49
40
62
Mark Robertshaw (Morgan Advanced Materials) 3
49
36
47
63
Ashley Highfield (Johnston Press) 3
49
34
42
73
Ken Lever (Xchanging) 3
49
41
43
62
Angela Spindler (N. Brown) 3
48
64
53
27
Nicholas Hobson (Fenner) 3
47
50
43
48
Paul Forman (Coats Group) 3
45
34
55
53
Jonathan Hart (Thorntons) 3
44
35
51
46
Guy Berruyer (Sage) 3
44
31
35
64
John Ewe Chan Lim (Anglo-Eastern) 3
43
47
46
37
Gordon Banham (Hargreaves Services) 3
43
50
51
29
Chris Bull (McBride) 3
38
44
29
39
Euan Angus Sutherland (Superdry) 2
96
97
94
95
Mark Dixon (IWG) 2
88
88
84
92
Tim R. Cobbold (UBM) 2
84
68
100
84
Irakli Gilauri (Bank of Georgia) 2
84
82
62
100
Andrew Page (Restaurant Group) 2
84
82
87
82
Darren Throop (Entertainment One) 2
83
86
94
70
John Tutte (Redrow) 2
82
96
82
68
Jayne-Anne Gadhia (Virgin Money) 2
82
90
98
55
Stephen Stone (Crest Nicholson) 2
81
97
85
62
S. David Lawther (ISG) 2
81
88
55
99
Ralph Topping (William Hill) 2
80
88
68
84
Brian May (Renew Holdings) 2
79
70
58
100
Greg Fitzgerald (Galliford Try) 2
78
80
69
88
Walter Rosenbrough (Steris) 2
78
94
78
61
Peter Jones (Lookers) 2
78
86
60
88
Lindsley Ruth (Electrocomponent) 2
76
80
66
83
Nick Wharton (Dunelm) 2
76
76
90
60
Martin Morgan (Daily Mail and General Trust) 2
76
56
78
94
David Bellamy (SJP) 2
76
100
39
90
Stephen Goodyear (Young & Co.'s Brewery) 2
76
63
84
84
David Graham Hall (Polypipe) 2
74
80
86
56
Nicholas J. Anderson (Spirax Sarco) 2
74
74
76
70
Dr. Dennis Mark Bristow (Barrick Gold (Aquired)) 2
72
66
78
74
Mark Morris (Seadrill Partners) 2
72
88
83
44
Dr. Pamela Louise Makin (BTG) 2
72
88
80
49
Breon Corcoran (Betfair) 2
72
62
76
76
Peter Cowgill (JD Sports) 2
70
87
50
75
Moshe Greidinger (Cineworld) 2
70
69
74
68
Mark Vernon (Spirax Sarco) 2
68
63
64
76
Nicholas J. Jefferies (discoverIE) 2
68
86
81
38
Andrew Campbell Bruce (Lookers) 2
68
92
59
52
Bronislaw Edmund Masojada (Hiscox) 2
68
64
65
74
Charles Philipps (Amlin) 2
68
57
84
62
Stephen Mark Wiener (Cineworld) 2
65
60
57
78
Christopher Bailey (Burberry) 2
64
66
53
72
Steve Wadey (QinetiQ) 2
64
53
63
77
Andrew Lindsay (Telecom Plus) 2
64
50
50
90
Michael Dobson (Schroders) 2
64
69
50
76
Angela Ahrendts (Burberry) 2
62
81
68
36
Terry Duddy (Home Retail) 2
62
50
44
94
Gavin John Darby (Premier Foods) 2
61
45
80
56
Stefan Bomhard (Inchcape) 2
61
92
55
36
Peter S. Rigby (Informa) 2
61
54
58
72
Christopher Satterthwaite (Chime) 2
60
75
54
52
Steve Good (Low & Bonar) 2
59
54
44
78
Nigel Bond (Domino Printing) 2
59
72
38
66
Andy Briggs (Friends Life) 2
58
47
66
64
Ian El-Mokadem (Exova) 2
58
58
56
60
Anthony Durrant (Premier Oil) 2
56
60
64
43
Jean-Paul Luksic (Antofagasta) 2
56
68
52
49
Tim Cobbold (De La Rue) 2
56
40
83
44
Andy Blundell (Communisis) 2
56
68
52
48
Patrick Martell (Kin and Carta) 2
56
50
44
72
Olivia Garfield (Severn Trent) 2
55
59
52
54
Stuart Robert Vann (esure) 2
55
78
61
48
Geraint Anderson (TT Electronics) 2
54
55
46
63
Bill Halbert (KCOM) 2
54
52
41
66
Emmanuel Roman (Man Group) 2
54
34
59
70
Henry A. Engelhardt (Admiral) 2
54
48
46
68
Saad Hammad (Flybe) 2
53
40
62
57
Kostyantin Zhevago (Ferrexpo) 2
52
56
58
41
Martin Lamb (IMI) 2
52
30
42
84
Kevin Walsh (KCOM) 2
52
44
43
68
Anthony Wray (Severn Trent) 2
51
38
54
60
Michael Flowers (Chemring) 2
51
60
61
32
Mark Rollins (Senior) 2
50
60
59
58
Stuart Mitchell (SIG) 2
50
48
70
33
Graham Beale (Nationwide Building Society) 2
50
28
74
48
Terry Smith (Tullett) 2
50
45
40
64
Gordon A. Wilson (Travelport) 2
49
50
52
44
Ian Crabb (LSL Property) 2
48
72
50
21
David Levin (UBM) 2
47
33
52
55
Nick Robertson (Asos) 2
47
90
41
11
Stephen Bird (Vitec) 2
46
39
50
51
Simon Calver (Mothercare) 2
46
23
61
53
Ivor Catto (Hyder Consulting) 2
46
52
44
44
Kevin Elliot (Johnson Service Group) 2
46
38
24
75
Mark Selway (IMI) 2
43
44
34
50
Sergey Ermolenko (Petropavlovsk) 2
42
60
38
28
Jonathan Oatley (Cape) 2
42
28
54
44
Wilfred Thomas Walsh (Carpetright) 2
42
62
44
20
Mark Newton-Jones (Mothercare) 2
42
32
65
28
Jonathan Flint (Oxford) 2
39
64
42
10
Alison Platt (Countrywide) 2
39
56
47
15
Robert David MacKenzie (AA) 2
36
51
38
19
Martin Sutherland (De La Rue) 2
33
58
8
33
Norbert Teufelberger (bwin.party digital entertainment) 2
28
28
17
36
Mike Farley (Persimmon) 1
91
91
94
89
Nicholas McKittrick (Rightmove) 1
87
78
88
96
Martin Gilbert (Aberdeen Asset) 1
85
85
71
100
John Watson (Bellway) 1
84
68
88
95
Nigel Terrington (Paragon Banking Group) 1
82
83
87
76
Barbara Richmond (Redrow) 1
79
88
82
68
Matthew Fosh (Novae) 1
79
84
53
100
Russell Down (Speedy Hire) 1
78
76
76
82
Jose Miguel Garcia Fernández (Orange Spain) 1
77
80
65
88
Joel Leonoff (Paysafe Group) 1
77
50
85
96
David Wild (Domino's Pizza Group) 1
77
65
88
79
Steve Corcoran (Speedy Hire) 1
76
46
82
100
Stephen Kelly (Sage) 1
74
66
71
85
David Buttress (Just Eat) 1
74
76
84
63
James Moffat (Lamprell) 1
73
52
88
79
Trevor Mather (Auto Trader Group) 1
73
45
84
90
Santiago Seage Medela (Atlantica Yield) 1
71
100
100
12
Brett Simpson (Low & Bonar) 1
71
86
86
42
Calum MacLean (Synthomer) 1
71
86
74
54
Kiam Poon Tee (Fortune Oil) 1
71
100
92
22
Amjad Bseisu (EnQuest) 1
70
89
79
42
Geoff Wild (AZ) 1
68
62
61
82
Jack Alexander (GVC) 1
67
39
68
94
James Mullen (Ladbrokes Coral) 1
67
84
78
40
Terry Twigger (Meggitt) 1
66
67
86
43
David Shemmans (Ricardo) 1
65
83
79
34
Geoffrey White (Lonrho) 1
65
96
58
41
Peter Raby (Morgan Advanced Materials) 1
64
56
44
92
Simon Embley (LSL Property) 1
63
52
100
36
Matthew R. Peacock (Blancco Technology) 1
62
65
62
60
Richard Tyson (TT Electronics) 1
62
73
68
45
Nick Wood (Pets at Home) 1
62
68
66
52
Russell Clements (Sthree) 1
61
62
27
94
Rik De Vos (McBride) 1
60
29
58
94
Alan White (N. Brown) 1
60
41
50
88
Lance Batchelor (Saga) 1
60
59
56
64
Danny Breithaupt (Restaurant Group) 1
60
65
74
42
John Phizackerley (Tullett) 1
59
64
57
57
Valery Oyf (Highland Gold Mining) 1
57
73
72
27
Julian Dunkerton (Superdry) 1
57
96
72
3
David Hummel (Victrex) 1
55
47
57
61
Phil Bentley (Cable & Wireless Communications) 1
55
45
59
62
Oliver William (St. Modwen) 1
54
55
70
38
John Roberts (AO World) 1
54
91
32
40
Peter Plumb (Moneysupermarket.com) 1
54
36
61
65
Peter Page (Devro) 1
53
62
32
66
Bavaguthu Shetty (NMC Health) 1
53
62
47
50
John Oakley (R.E.A.) 1
52
70
85
2
David Squires (Senior) 1
52
44
52
60
Andrew Formica (Janus Henderson Group) 1
52
37
46
73
Kristof Hagerman (Sophos Group) 1
51
65
5
83
Christopher Loughlin (Pennon) 1
50
27
72
50
David Fraser Thomas (Barratt Developments) 1
50
67
73
11
Michael Clarke (Premier Foods) 1
50
6
48
97
John Bruce Gill (HSS Hire) 1
50
59
26
65
Alain Michaelis (Keller) 1
50
71
35
44
Chris Davies (SIG) 1
49
6
53
89
David Stevens (Admiral) 1
49
77
6
63
Bruce Thompson (Diploma) 1
47
53
50
37
Adrian Maxwell Colman (Wincanton) 1
46
23
21
93
Stephen Davidson (Mecom) 1
46
31
45
61
Ian Page (Dechra) 1
44
37
55
40
Steven Corbett (Alent) 1
44
32
52
49
Wayne Sheppard (Ibstock) 1
44
50
65
17
Jill McDonald (Halfords) 1
44
72
35
26
Martyn Gibbs (Game Digital) 1
43
34
32
61
Saleem Asaria (Cambian) 1
43
60
28
40
James Drummond (Berendsen) 1
43
53
57
19
Lord Philip Harris (Carpetright) 1
40
18
71
30
Christopher H.C. Fordham (Euromoney) 1
38
33
50
32
James McCarthy (Poundland) 1
38
78
33
2
Philip Howell (Rathbone Brothers) 1
38
38
11
65
John Hunter (SDL) 1
38
69
30
16
Greg Hawkins (Acacia Mining) 1
37
21
21
69
Tony Rice (Cable & Wireless Communications) 1
37
4
25
83
Peter Geoffrey Hetherington (IG) 1
37
62
41
7
Bob Holt (Sureserve Group) 1
36
62
42
4
Nick von Schirding (Asia Resource Minerals) 1
35
27
19
58
Chris Aspinwall (Fidessa) 1
35
40
50
15
Richard Longdon (Aveva) 1
35
22
29
53
Ian Filby (DFS Furniture) 1
35
37
51
16
Angus Russell (Shire) 1
34
79
16
5
Andrew Tinkler (Stobart) 1
33
41
53
5
Lance Uggla (Markit) 1
33
30
9
61
Hong Ren Wong (Millennium & Copthorne Hotels) 1
33
8
26
67
Paul Moody (Britvic) 1
32
16
27
53
Ian Gorham (Hargreaves) 1
32
50
24
22
James Henderson (William Hill) 1
31
27
10
57
Andrew Roberts (Innovation) 1
29
18
58
10
Graham Holden (Marshalls) 1
23
2
9
58
Naresh Nayyar (Essar Energy) 1
0
98
0
0