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a2 Milk Company Ltd (ATM.NZ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Lovat Gordon Hearn

58 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Geoffrey Babidge

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Julia Hoare

2015 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Craig Louttit

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Peter Jerrold Nathan

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand

Blake Waltrip

2016 Chief Executive, USA Business

Scott Wotherspoon

2014 Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom and China

Jane Xu

2017 Executive Vice President - Greater China

Susan Massasso

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Clarke

2014 Chief Scientific Officer

Jaron McVicar

2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Simon Hennessy

General Manager - International Development

Shareef Yaseen Khan

General Manager - Operations

Michael Bracka

2017 Head of Business Development - Emerging Markets

Wu Jen-Wei

2017 Director

Warwick Every-Burns

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Hinton

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jesse Wu

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Lovat Gordon Hearn

Mr. David Lovat Gordon Hearn is Executive Chairman of the Board of The A2 Milk Company Ltd., since 30 March 2015. David is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. David has experience and skills in executive management, sales and marketing and strategy development in FMCG in international markets. He has held senior executive roles including Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director roles for FMCG companies including Goodman Fielder Limited, UB Snack Foods Europe/Asia, Del Monte UK and Smith’s Crisps and for the marketing services group, Cordiant Communications Group. In addition to his a2MC directorship, David is also a Director of Lovat Partners Limited, Robin Partington & Partners Limited, and Committed Capital Limited. David resides in the United Kingdom.

Geoffrey Babidge

Mr. Geoffrey (Geoff) Howard Babidge has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of A2 Corp Ltd., since September 1, 2010. He has over 30 years senior management experience working in the Australian FMCG industry. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the company in 2010, Geoffrey held senior executive roles with a number of companies in Australia including Freedom Foods Group Limited, Bunge Defiance and National Foods. Prior to these roles he was a practicing chartered accountant and Partner at Price Waterhouse. Geoffrey resides in Australia.

Julia Hoare

Ms. Julia C. Hoare is Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of the company. since 30 March 2015. Julia is also Chairman of both the Nomination Committee and the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining the Board, Julia had chartered accounting experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and was a partner with PwC New Zealand for 20 years. In addition to her company directorship, Julia is a director of New Zealand Post Limited, Watercare Services Limited, AWF Madison Group Limited and Port of Tauranga Limited. Julia is also a member of the New Zealand External Reporting Advisory Panel (XRAP), a body designed to support the standard setting process of the New Zealand External Reporting Board (XRB), and the New Zealand Institute of Directors National Council. Julia resides in New Zealand.

Craig Louttit

Mr. Craig Louttit is Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary of A2 Corporation Ltd., He joined the Group in April 2014 from ASX listed public company UGL Limited where, since 2007, he held senior finance roles including as General Manager Finance, Transport and Technology Systems, and Group Financial Controller. Prior to this he held senior finance roles with EMI Group PLC from 1999 in London, UK. Craig is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Peter Jerrold Nathan

Mr. Peter Jerrold Nathan is Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand of the company. He joined the Group in 2008 and in 2010 took on the role of Chief Executive of the Australia and New Zealand region. During his time with the Company, Peter has led the successful re-launch of a2MC branded milk in the Australian market. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the FMCG industry, as evidenced by his previous senior marketing and sales roles for Gillette and Colgate Palmolive in Australia and Asia, as well as his involvement with Freedom Foods Group Limited as General Manager.

Blake Waltrip

Mr. Blake Waltrip is Chief Executive, USA Business of the Company. joined the Group in May 2016, assuming the role of Chief Executive of the USA region. Blake has a strong marketing and general management skill set. Most recently, Blake was the CEO of Quinoa Corporation Inc, (The Ancient Harvest Brand) based in Boulder, Colorado. His previous roles have included VP and CMO of the beverage division of the Hain Celestial Group, Managing Partner of a marketing services and strategy group, Growth Ventures, and an earlier extensive marketing career with Nestle USA beverage brands.

Scott Wotherspoon

Mr. Scott Wotherspoon is Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom and China of the company. He joined the Group in January 2014 assuming the role of Chief Executive of the wholly owned subsidiary, The a2 Milk Company Limited (UK). More recently Scott’s role has expanded to include responsibility for the China business. Prior to his appointment Scott held a number of senior roles including 15 years in marketing, sales and commercial roles both in Europe and Asia with the Unilever Group, CEO of a specialist beauty devices business and CEO of Plum Baby, a private equity backed food business in the UK which was acquired by Campbell’s Soup Company. Scott has also received a degree from Cambridge University.

Jane Xu

Ms. Jane Xu has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Greater China of the Company, effective 14 August 2017. Jane joins the Company with substantial domestic and international experience in health care and consumer goods in particular. She has held senior sales, marketing and leadership roles at leading organisations in China, such as McKinsey, Novartis, and most recently, with Hershey where she successfully held a diverse range of commercial leadership roles including as Vice President and General Manager Greater China.

Susan Massasso

Ms. Susan Massasso is Chief Marketing Officer of the company. She has over 18 years’ experience in the FMCG industry. She joined the Group in September 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer with oversight of marketing and brand development across all markets. Susan held several senior leadership positions across the Campbell Arnott’s business including Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Director. Prior to this she held a number of commercial roles including Marketing Director Arnott’s ANZ, Marketing Director Campbell’s ANZ and General Manager Campbell’s ANZ. Prior to this Susan spent a number of years at Unilever where she held a number of marketing, consumer insight and logistics roles. Susan attended the University of Sydney under scholarship from accounting firm Price Waterhouse where she also gained undergraduate employment throughout her degree.

Andrew Clarke

Dr. Andrew John Clarke, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the company. He joined the Group in 2003. Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in private sector pharmaceutical research and agricultural biotechnology. He received a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Auckland. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Andrew oversees all aspects of the Group’s science-based activities including research and development, scientific communications and the expansion of intellectual property.

Jaron McVicar

Mr. Jaron James McVicar is the General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Jaron joins the Company from Simpson Grierson, where he was a senior associate in the firm's corporate and commercial group with responsibilities that included the provision of legal advice to the Company. Prior to joining Simpson Grierson, he held positions with legal firms Hogan Lovells and Harbottle & Lewis in London and Martelli McKegg in Auckland. Jaron holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Simon Hennessy

Mr. Simon Charles Hennessy is General Manager - International Development of the company. He joined the Group in 2007 as the Business Unit Manager for the Australian joint venture with Freedom Foods. In 2010 Simon took on the responsibilities for Group operations and development of new markets. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing operations, sales and marketing, after an early career in research and development and quality management.

Shareef Yaseen Khan

Mr. Shareef Yaseen Khan is General Manager - Operations of the company. He joined the Group in June 2012. He has over 13 years’ senior management experience as a qualified supply chain professional. He is experienced across a number of industries, including FMCG, infant nutrition, office products and construction.

Michael Bracka

Mr. Michael Bracka has been appointed as Head of Business Development - Emerging Markets of the Company effective from 8 May 2017. Michael joins the Company with a wealth of domestic and international experience in fast-moving consumer goods. He has held senior sales, marketing and leadership roles at leading organisations such as Mars, PZ Cussons, Kellogg and, more recently, with Manassen Foods and Freedom Foods.

Wu Jen-Wei

Warwick Every-Burns

Mr. Warwick Every-Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Warwick has been a career Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) executive of global scale. His executive roles have included a successful career with The Clorox Company of the USA as Senior Vice President, International based in the USA and prior to that as VP Asia Pacific. His earlier roles included Managing Director of NationalPak Limited (the Glad Products Company ultimately acquired by Clorox) and an earlier long career with Unilever PLC where he was based in Australia. More recently Warwick has been a non-executive director of one of the leading international wine companies, the ASX listed Treasury Wine Estates. Warwick brings a combination of international CPG Executive and non-executive director experience in markets of particular relevance to a2MC in China, North America and also Europe. His strong skills and interest in business development in new and emerging markets, brand management and human resource management will be of significant value to the Company. Warwick was appointed to the Board with effect 23 August 2016. Warwick resides in Australia.

Peter Hinton

Mr. Peter Hinton is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Peter is a partner at law firm Simpson Grierson in New Zealand and is a highly regarded commercial lawyer with substantial experience in this market and international markets. Peter has provided legal advice to the Company over many years and this background together with his very strong commercial skills is highly relevant and complementary to the make-up of the Board. This is particularly so given the increasing complexity of the business and the breadth of activities in international markets. Peter was appointed to the Board with effect 16 February 2016. Peter resides in New Zealand.

Jesse Wu

Mr. Jesse Wu is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He was most recently Chairman of Johnson & Johnson China and a Member of Johnson & Johnson’s Management Committee, until his retirement in 2016. Over his career Jesse has managed significant scale and complexity in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing, in both developed and emerging markets. He began his career with Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, before joining Johnson & Johnson’s consumer business in 1989 as Finance Director, Taiwan. Jesse was appointed Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson China in 1995 and became President for Greater China in 2000. Jesse was named International Vice President, Asia/Pacific in 2003 and Company Group Chairman, Global Markets in 2008. Prior to his last executive position, he was Worldwide Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group.