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Paula Reynolds

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of National Grid plc
  • Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of bp plc; RemCo chair
  • Independent Director of GE and Chair, Governance & Public Affairs Committee


Other Career Highlights:

  • Vice Chair & Chief Restructuring Offier of American International Group Inc
  • Chair/President/CEO of Safeco Corp
  • NED and RemCo Chair of BAE Systems plc-
  • Independent Director of CBRE Inc.
  • Independent Director of TC Energy Corp
  • Independent Director of Delta Air Lines Inc and chair, Audit Committee
  • Director of Anadarko Petroleum Corp
  • Independent Director of Coca-Cola  Enterprises (now Coca-Cola Europacific Partners)
  • Chair/President/CEO of AGL Resources Inc
  • Independent Director of Air Products & Chemicals
  • Chair of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
  • Chair of Cascade Public Media

Paula Reynolds has long experience leading global companies and has worked across multiple sectors, including aerospace and defence, financial  services, diversified industrials, utilities, and oil and gas sectors.


Paula is Chair of National Grid plc, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of bp plc, and an Independent Director of General Electric Co.


Paula is the former Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Safeco Corp., a Fortune 500 insurer that was acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in 2008. Upon the sale of Safeco, Paula served as Vice Chair and Chief Restructuring Officer at American International Group (AIG).


Before joining Safeco, Paula was an Executive in the energy industry. She served as Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGL Resources, a Fortune 1000 Atlanta-based energy-services holding company that has subsequently been acquired by Southern Co.


Paula and her husband, Stephen P. Reynolds, are Principals in PreferWest, LLC, a family investment office. They are also actively involved in musical theatre and co-produced “Come From Away”, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that ran on Broadway and the West End.


Paula was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the US National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) in 2014.  She has been involved in UK governance since 2011.