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James Hardie Industries PLC (JHX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hammes

75 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Louis Gries

63 2010 Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Marsh

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate.

Kirk Williams

41 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Sean Gadd

44 2015 Executive Vice President - Markets and Segments

Ryan Kilcullen

36 2016 Executive Vice President - Operations

Joseph Blasko

50 2011 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Jason Miele

40 2017 Vice President - Investor and Media Relations

Natasha Mercer

2014 Company Secretary

Russell Chenu

67 2014 Non-Executive Director

Brian Anderson

66 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Harrison

70 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrea Joosen

53 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Littley

54 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Steven Simms

60 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rudolf van der Meer

72 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hammes

Mr. Michael N. Hammes is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He was elected as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in February 2007. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in January 2008 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr Hammes has extensive commercial experience at a senior executive level. He has held a number of executive positions in the medical products, hardware and home improvement, and automobile sectors, including CEO and Chairman of Sunrise Medical, Inc. (2000-2007), Chairman and CEO of Guide Corporation (1998-2000), Chairman and CEO of Coleman Company, Inc. (1993-1997), Vice Chairman of Black & Decker Corporation (1992-1993) and various senior executive roles with Chrysler Corporation (1986-1990) and Ford Motor Company (1979-1986). He was Director of Navistar International Corporation (1996-2017); Director of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (2010-2016).

Louis Gries

Mr. Louis Gries is Chief Executive Officer of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). Mr. Gries joined James Hardie as Manager of the Fontana fiber cement plant in California in February 1991 and was appointed President of James Hardie Building Products, Inc. in December 1993. Mr Gries became Executive Vice President – Operations in January 2003, responsible for operations, sales and marketing in our businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. He was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) in October 2004 and became CEO in February 2005. In addition to being the Company’s CEO, Mr Gries is responsible for managing the Company’s fiber cement operations in North America. Before he joined James Hardie, Mr Gries worked for 13 years for USG Corp, including a variety of roles in research, plant quality and production, and product and plant management. Mr Gries has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois, USA and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Matthew Marsh

Mr. Matthew Marsh is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Corporate. of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He joined James Hardie as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in June 2013. As CFO he oversees the Company’s overall financial activities, including accounting, tax, treasury, performance and competitor analysis, internal audit and financial operations. Effective 16 October 2015, Mr Marsh’s role was expanded to include the role of Executive Vice President – Corporate. In this role, Mr Marsh continues his oversight of the Company’s overall financial management in addition to the oversight of James Hardie’s information systems, legal and compliance, and investor and media relations functions. He continues to report to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Louis Gries. After a 16-year career at General Electric Company (“GE”), Mr Marsh brings a strong background in financial management. Before joining James Hardie, Mr Marsh most recently served as CFO of GE Healthcare’s IT business. Prior to being named CFO of GE Healthcare IT, Mr Marsh oversaw the finance operations for GE Healthcare’s US Healthcare Systems and US Diagnostic Imaging businesses. Prior to those appointments, Mr Marsh travelled globally with the GE Internal Audit Staff gaining extensive experience in several industries including appliances, information services, distribution and supply, aviation, plastics, financial services, capital markets and healthcare, across more than twenty countries. Mr Marsh has graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP). Mr Marsh has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Affairs from Syracuse University, USA and an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, USA.

Kirk Williams

Mr. Kirk Williams is Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Mr Williams brings 16 years of experience in human resources gained while employed at Walmart, Honeywell International, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and American Express. Most recently, he was Vice President of Human Resources at Archer Daniels Midland, where he served as a strategic business partner for two of the company’s four business units and had human resources responsibility for the Latin and South American businesses. Prior to those roles, Mr Williams held various management positions within Walmart. Through his broad experience across a diverse group of industries, Mr Williams has developed a strong background in a broad range of areas, including employee engagement, talent management, leadership development, cultural initiatives, compensation, benefits and human resources management. Mr Williams has a Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he graduated with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) from Kent State University where he graduated Cum Laude.

Sean Gadd

Mr. Sean Gadd BEng, MBA is Executive Vice President - Markets and Segments of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He joined James Hardie in 2004 as a Regional Engineering Manager for the Asia Pacific business, and progressed to Plant Manager for both the Carole Park and Rosehill facilities in Australia. Mr Gadd then moved to the US in 2006 to take the role of Manufacturing Manager for Trim and various manufacturing facilities across the US. In 2009, Mr Gadd ran the US trim business for James Hardie with responsibility for both Manufacturing and Sales, followed by a brief assignment leading Supply Chain. In 2012, Mr Gadd was promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for Western USA and Canada. Over the next year, his role was expanded to include the Midwest and Northeast of the USA. Mr Gadd was appointed Executive General Manager in September 2013 with full responsibility for the Northern Division. In October 2015, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Markets and Segments, North America with responsibility for Strategic Marketing and Development. Mr Gadd has a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Management and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Australia.

Ryan Kilcullen

Mr. Ryan Kilcullen is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. He joined James Hardie in 2007 as a PcI/PdI Engineer. Since then, he has worked for the Company in various manufacturing and supply chain roles including Process Engineer, Production Manager, and Supply Chain Engineer. In 2012, he became Supply Chain Manager, ColorPlus Business Unit, responsible for the end-to-end design and performance of our ColorPlus product line supply chain. In 2013, he became responsible for North American Supply Chain operations, with responsibilities that included Procurement, Network Planning, Production Planning, Transportation, Distribution Management, Customer Service, and Inside Sales. In June 2015, he was appointed Vice President – Central Operations, responsible for the Company’s Supply Chain Operations and Centralized Manufacturing functions. In August 2016, he was appointed Executive Vice President – Operations, responsible for the Company’s Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Environmental, Health & Safety Operations. Mr Kilcullen has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Engineering in Logistics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joseph Blasko

Mr. Joseph (Joe) Blasko, J.D., is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since June 2011. Before joining James Hardie, Mr Blasko was Assistant General Counsel, and later, the General Counsel at Liebert Corporation, an Emerson Network Power Systems company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. In his four years with Liebert/Emerson, Mr Blasko was responsible for establishing the legal department in Columbus, Ohio, managing and overseeing all legal matters and working closely with the executive management team. In this role, Mr Blasko also had global responsibilities which required expertise across multiple jurisdictions. From 2004 to 2006, Mr Blasko was Associate General Counsel at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, serving as the effective “general counsel” to numerous corporate divisions within the organization. From 1997 to 2004, Mr Blasko gained considerable regulatory and litigation expertise working at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Ohio. Mr Blasko has a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, USA, with a specialty in International Relations, Law and Organizations.

Jason Miele

Mr. Jason Miele is Vice President - Investor and Media Relations of the Company. He was appointed to the position of Vice President – Investor and Media Relations in February 2017. Mr Miele has responsibility for overseeing the Company’s investor relations strategy and successful interface with external audiences, communicating the Company’s business strategy and its financial performance to various stakeholders including shareholders, investment analysts, and the financial media. Mr Miele has 19 years of relevant professional experience, including 10 years of experience with James Hardie, where he has served in various finance and operational support roles, most recently as James Hardie’s Group Controller, a position he has held since 2013. Mr Miele has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated with a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.

Natasha Mercer

Russell Chenu

Mr. Russell Langtry Chenu is Non-Executive Director of James Hardie Industries Plc. He was appointed as a non-executive director of James Hardie in August 2014. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr Chenu joined James Hardie as Interim CFO in October 2004 and was appointed CFO in February 2005. He was elected to the Company’s Managing Board at the 2005 Annual General Meeting, re-elected in 2008 and continued as a member of the Managing Board until it was dissolved in June 2010. As CFO, he was responsible for accounting, treasury, taxation, corporate finance, information technology and systems, and procurement. Mr Chenu retired as CFO in November 2013. Mr Chenu is an experienced corporate and finance executive who held senior finance and management positions with a number of Australian publicly-listed companies. In a number of these senior roles, he was engaged in significant strategic business planning and business change, including several turnarounds, new market expansions and management leadership initiatives. Mr Chenu has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia. He is Director of Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited (since 2016); Director of CIMIC Group Limited (since 2014); Director of Metro Performance Glass Limited (since 2014).

Brian Anderson

Mr. Brian Anderson, CPA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since December 2006. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director of James Hardie in December 2006. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr Anderson has extensive financial and business experience at both executive and board levels. He has held a variety of senior positions, with thirteen years at Baxter International, Inc., including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President and CFO (1997-2004) and, more recently, Executive Vice President and CFO of OfficeMax, Inc. (2004-2005). Earlier in his career, Mr Anderson was an Audit Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (1986-1991). He is Director of Stericycle Inc. (since January 2017); Director of PulteGroup (since 2005); Director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (since 1999). He was Chairman (2010-2016) and Director (2005-2016) of A.M. Castle & Co.; Lead Director of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (2011-2014).

David Harrison

Mr. David D. Harrison is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since May 2008. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr Harrison is an experienced company director with a finance background, having served in corporate finance roles, international operations and information technology for 22 years with Borg Warner/General Electric Co. His previous experience includes 10 years at Pentair, Inc., as Executive Vice President and CFO (1994-1996 and 2000-2007) and Vice President and CFO roles at Scotts, Inc. and Coltec Industries, Inc. (1996-2000). He is Director of National Oilwell Varco (since 2003). He was Director of Navistar International Corporation (2007-2012).

Andrea Joosen

Ms. Andrea Gisle Joosen is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries Plc., since 20 March 2015. She is a member of the Audit Committee. Ms Gisle Joosen is an experienced former executive with extensive experience in marketing, brand management and business development across a range of different consumer businesses. Her former roles include Chief Executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and Managing Director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. She is Director of Mr Green AB (since 2015; listed November 2016); Director of BillerudKorsnas AB (since 2015); Director of Dixons Carphone plc (since 2014); Director of ICA Gruppen AB (since 2010). She was Director of Dixons Retail plc (2012-2013).

Alison Littley

Ms. Alison Littley is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since February 2012. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Ms Littley has substantial experience in multinational manufacturing and supply chain operations, and she brings a strong international leadership background building effective management teams and third party relationships. She has held a variety of positions, most recently as Chief Executive of Buying Solutions, a UK Government Agency responsible for procurement of goods and services on behalf of UK government and public sector bodies (2006-2011). She has previously held senior management roles in Diageo plc (1999-2006) and Mars, Inc. (1981-1999). She is Director of Weightmans LLP (since 2013); Director of Eakin Healthcare Limited (since 2015); resident of the United Kingdom.

Steven Simms

Mr. Steven E. Simms is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He has extensive senior executive experience at leading global corporations. He has held a variety of senior positions, with 11 years at Danaher, including as Executive Vice President (1999 - 2007). Prior to joining Danaher, he held executive positions at Black & Decker Corporation, including as President – European Operations (1990 - 1993) and President – Worldwide Accessories (1993 - 1996). More recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of Colfax Corporation (2011 - 2015) and also served as Chairman of Apex Tool Group (2010 - 2012).

Rudolf van der Meer

Mr. Rudolf M. J. van der Meer is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since February 2007. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr van der Meer is an experienced former executive, with considerable knowledge of international business and the building and construction sector. During his 32-year association with Akzo Nobel N.V., he held a number of senior positions including CEO of Coatings (2000-2005), CEO of Chemicals (1993-2000), and member of the five person Executive Board (1993-2005). He is Director of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (since 2010). He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Imtech N.V. (2005-2013). He served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VGZ Health Insurance (since 2011); resident of the Netherlands.

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