Non-executive Director and Management Engagement Committee Chair
Appointed 1 March 2014, Klaus is a graduate of the University of Hamburg and earned an MBA at IMD Lausanne. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of the global combined-cycle gas turbine power plant business of E.ON, and also served on a variety of boards including E.ON Värmekraft Sverige AB, Horizon Nuclear Power Ltd. and the UK Association of Electricity Producers. Prior to E.ON, which he joined in 2005, he spent 20 years with Royal Dutch Shell in a variety of roles in both Europe and Africa. Among his other recent roles, he was a public member of Network Rail until mid-2014. Klaus also advises investors in energy-related businesses. In 2018, he supported the setting-up of a major defence contractor on an interim basis as Executive Finance Director in Australia. In 2022, he became Chair of Hydreatio GmbH and since 2021 he has been a Non-executive Director of the Biotech company Terravesta. Klaus is a resident of Germany.