Penelope Chalmers Small

48 years old
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Communication at GDF SUEZ Energy International

Date of initial appointment: 17 March, 2011
Start date of current mandate: 22 May, 2014

Termination date of mandate: General Shareholders’ Meeting which approves the financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December, 2017.



Penelope Chalmers Small, born 29 May, 1966, was coopted as a Director by the Board of Directors on March 17, 2011, to replace Dirk Beeuwsaert (ratified by the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 19, 2011). A graduate of Oxford University in Mathematics, Ms. Chalmers Small began her career as a financial analyst and then as a business analyst at BP. She later joined British Gas (BG) as Business Development Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and Russia, and later as Business Manager for Power Generation. In 1997, she joined International Power as Business Development Manager, then Asset Manager and Head of Global Resources, responsible for Group Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Information Systems. In February 2011 she was appointed Head of Strategy and Communications.