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Ian Marchant (businessman)

Nationality  British
Salary  £1,017,000
Years active  1982–present
Education  Durham University
Occupation  Businessman
Role  Businessman
Alma mater  Durham University
Name  Ian Marchant

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Full Name  Ian Derek Marchant
Born  9 February 1961 (age 54) (1961-02-09) Croydon
Title  former Chief Executive of SSE plc

Successor  Alistair Phillips-Davies

Ian Derek Marchant (born 9 February 1961) is an English accountant and businessman. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE plc) from 2002 until he left the position as of 30 June 2013.


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Early life

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He attended the independent Trinity School of John Whitgift. Afterwards he gained a BA in Economics from Durham University, where a highlight was scoring a try for the University IV VX rugby team.


He was an accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1983-92. In 1992, he joined Southern Electric, which became Scottish and Southern Energy in 1998.

Marchant received an Honorary Doctorate from Heriot-Watt University in 2009

Scottish and Southern Energy

He became CEO of SSE in 2002 when aged 41. SSE has about 9.5 million electricity and gas customers.

Personal life

He married Elizabeth Anderson in September 1986 in Bradford. They have a daughter, Sarah and a son, James.


Ian Marchant (businessman) Wikipedia

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