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Signet Jewelers Ltd (SIG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Todd Stitzer

64 2012 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sebastian Hobbs

47 2017 President, Chief Customer Officer

Virginia Drosos

54 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director

Michele Santana

45 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Steven Becker

59 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer

Joseph Brenner

47 2016 Chief Information Officer

Emma Hayward

2017 Executive Director - UK Division

Lynn Dennison

52 2014 Chief Legal, Compliance & Corporate Affairs Officer

George Murray

61 2017 Chief Retail Insights and Strategy Officer

Uta Werner

56 2015 Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Jenkins

53 2014 Corporate Secretary, Chief Governance Officer

Brian Tilzer

46 2017 Director

R. Mark Graf

53 2017 Independent Director

Helen McCluskey

61 2013 Independent Director

Marianne Parrs

72 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Plaskett

72 2008 Independent Director

Jonathan Sokoloff

59 2016 Independent Director

Robert Stack

65 2013 Independent Director

Eugenia Ulasewicz

63 2013 Independent Director

John Walls

72 2002 Independent Director

James Grant

2013 Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

H. Todd Stitzer

Mr. H. Todd Stitzer is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Stitzer appointed to the Board in January 2012. He was, until its acquisition by Kraft, Inc. in 2010, the Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury PLC (previously Cadbury Schweppes Plc), having joined that company in 1983 as Assistant General Counsel for North America, before moving into strategic planning, and marketing and sales roles. Mr. Stitzer became CEO of Cadbury PLC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dr Pepper/7 Up Inc., in 1997 and then of Cadbury PLC in 2003. He attended Harvard College and Columbia University Law School and practiced as an attorney with Lord, Day & Lord. He is a director of publicly held Diageo PLC and of privately held Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He is a member of the advisory board of Hamlin Capital Management, a privately held investment advisory firm, and is also a member of the advisory committee to the board of Virgin Group Holdings Ltd., a privately held company.

Sebastian Hobbs

Mr. Sebastian Hobbs is a President, Chief Customer Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. Prior to that, he was Commercial Director - UK Division of the Company. Prior to this, Mr. Hobbs was Trading Controller for WH Smith (LSE: SMWH), a retail consultant for KPMG, and held management positions at Mothercare and British Home Stores. Mr. Hobbs worked in a number of retail companies, most recently at Blacks Leisure Group plc for 5 years.

Virginia Drosos

Ms. Virginia C. Drosos has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited effective as of August 1, 2017. Ms. Drosos was a Group President of the Procter & Gamble Company, until her retirement in September 2012. During her 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Ms. Drosos held positions of increasing responsibility, including Group President of Global Female Beauty from 2010 until August 2011 and Group President of Global Beauty Care from 2011 to 2012. As a global business unit Group President, Ms. Drosos had responsibility for Procter & Gamble’s Global Beauty Care business unit operations, P&L, strategy, innovation and long-term business development. Ms. Drosos is also a Director of American Financial Group, a holding company engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance through the operations of Great American Insurance. She is currently an independent consultant in business development, M&A and marketing. She is President, CEO and a Director of Assurex Health and a Director of American Financial Group Inc. Prior to this, Ms. Drosos was Group President of the Procter & Gamble Company until September 2012. During her 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Ms. Drosos held positions of increasing responsibility.

Michele Santana

Ms. Michele Santana, CPA, is a Chief Financial Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. Ms. Santana has been employed by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Signet, Sterling Jewelers Inc. (the “Company”), since October 2010, and has served as Senior Vice President and Controller for Signet since that time. Prior to joining Signet, Ms. Santana was the Director of Internal Audit at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (a mining and natural resources company) from April 2010. Prior to joining Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Ms. Santana was Audit Senior Management at KPMG LLP, which she joined in September 1996. Ms. Santana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College. Ms. Santana is a certified public accountant.

Steven Becker

Mr. Steven Becker is a Chief Human Resource Office of Signet Jewelers Limited. He served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer for Signet in May 2014. Prior to joining Signet, Mr. Becker held other senior Human Resources positions, most recently at OfficeMax.

Joseph Brenner

Mr. Joseph Brenner is a Chief Information Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. He joined Signet as Senior Vice President, Information Technology in June 2015 and promoted to Chief Information Officer for Signet in April 2016. Prior to joining Signet, Mr. Brenner held a number of senior positions at Target Corporation over an 11 year period.

Emma Hayward

Lynn Dennison

Ms. Lynn Dennison is a Chief Legal, Compliance & Corporate Affairs Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. She joined the Sterling Jewelers Division in January 2011 as Senior Vice President, Legal, Compliance and Risk Management, and was promoted to Signet Chief Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs Officer in December 2014. Prior to joining Signet, Ms. Dennison held other senior legal positions, most recently at Tecumseh Products Company.

George Murray

Mr. George Murray is a Chief Retail Insights and Strategy Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. He was President, Zale Division in July 2014, having previously been Senior Vice President of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations for the Sterling Jewelers Division. Prior to this, he held a number of management positions since joining the Sterling Jewelers Division in 1992.

Uta Werner

Ms. Uta Werner is a Chief Strategy Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. As a Chief Strategy Officer, Werner will be responsible for strategy development and execution and will be focused on the identification of growth opportunities, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Werner's other responsibilities include monitoring long-term trends, gathering competitive intelligence, driving cross-business-unit initiatives, and sustaining business model innovation. Prior to joining Signet, Werner was Executive Vice President, Global Product Leadership at Nielsen, a leading global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. In this role, Werner led Nielsen's Global Sales Effectiveness Practice, building a highly-differentiated Advanced Analytics business that helps consumer products manufacturers and retailers leverage Big Data to systematically optimize and manage in-store and on-line sales drivers. Werner has more than 25 years of experience as an advisor to senior management and investors, and prior to Nielsen was Chief Strategy Officer of Xerox Corporation, a Fortune 200 firm in the Technology / Business Process Services sector. Werner holds the equivalent of an MS in Mathematics and an MBA from the Technical University in Aachen Germany, as well as a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mark Jenkins

Mr. Mark Jenkins is a Corporate Secretary, Chief Governance Officer of Signet Jewelers Limited. He has been Signet Company Secretary since 2004 and Chief Legal Officer since 2012. Previously, he was Director and Company Secretary at COLT Telecom Group plc and Group Company Secretary at Peek plc. He is a barrister.

Brian Tilzer

Mr. Brian A. Tilzer is Director of the Company. Mr. Tilzer, currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of CVS Health Corporation since 2013. Previously, he served various roles at Staples, Inc. from 2007 to 2013, Linens ‘N Thing, Inc. from 2002 to 2006, and Accenture Ltd. from 1992 to 2002. Mr. Tilzer does not serve on any public company boards. Mr. Tilzer has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and information technology, with a deep concentration in corporate and ecommerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Health, Tilzer was the Senior Vice President of Global e-Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies. Tilzer holds a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from The Wharton School.

R. Mark Graf

Mr. R. Mark Graf has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company., effective July 1, 2017. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Discover Financial Services since 2011. Previously, he served as an Investment Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners from 2008 to 2010 and a Partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Graf also served in various roles at Fifth Third Bancorp from 2001 to 2006 and AmSouth Bancorporation from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Graf previously served as a director of the BNC Bancorp board of directors from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Graf holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Helen McCluskey

Ms. Helen E. McCluskey is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Ms. McCluskey was appointed as a Director of Dean Foods Company in November 2015 and Avon Inc in July 2014. Prior to this, she was President and CEO of The Warnaco Group, Inc. until its 2013 acquisition by PVH Corporation. Ms. McCluskey joined Warnaco as Group President, Intimate Apparel in 2004, and her responsibilities continued to increase, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Prior to joining Warnaco, Ms. McCluskey held various positions of increasing responsibility with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company (1977-1983), Playtex Apparel, Inc (1983-2001) (which was acquired by Sara Lee Corporation in 1991) and Liz Claiborne Inc. (now Fifth & Pacific Companies Inc.) (2001-2004). Ms. McCluskey served as an Independent Director of PVH Corporation until June 2014, which position she assumed following the merger with Warnaco in February 2013. With Ms. McCluskey’s broad background in strategy, business planning and operations, she brings valuable skills and insight to the Company.

Marianne Parrs

Ms. Marianne Miller Parrs is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Ms. Parrs is a Director of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (previously The Stanley Works Inc.) and CIT Group Inc. She retired in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper Company having joined in 1974 as a Pension Trust Investment Manager and holding a number of positions before first being appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1995. She held this position until 1999 when she was appointed Executive Vice President with responsibility for Information Technology, Global Sourcing, Global Supply Chain and Investor Relations. She held this role for six years and she was also reappointed Chief Financial Officer in 2005. Previously Ms. Parrs was a Security Analyst at a number of firms including Merrill Lynch.

Thomas Plaskett

Mr. Thomas G. Plaskett is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Plaskett has been Chairman of Fox Run Capital Associates, a private consulting firm focusing on financial advisory and corporate governance services for emerging companies, since 1991. From 1999 until 2000 he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Probex Corp, an energy technology company. He also served as Vice Chairman of Legend Airlines, from 1997 until 2001. Mr. Plaskett served as Interim President, Chief Executive Officer, and Acting Chief Financial Officer of Greyhound Lines for two years before becoming Chairman from 1995 until 1999, when the company was sold. Previously, he was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pan Am Corporation from 1988 until 1991. Prior to that, Mr. Plaskett was President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Airlines from 1986 to 1987. Mr. Plaskett also held several senior management positions at American Airlines and AMR Company between 1974 and 1986. Mr. Plaskett served as a Director of Alcon Laboratories Inc. and RadioShack Corporation until May 2011 and November 2013 respectively.

Jonathan Sokoloff

Mr. Jonathan D. Sokoloff is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Sokoloff is a Managing Partner of Leonard Green & Partners. Mr. Sokoloff, currently serves as a Managing Partner with Leonard Green, which he joined in 1990. Before joining Leonard Green, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Sokoloff currently serves on the boards of the following public companies: The Container Store, Shake Shack, Inc., and Whole Foods Market, Inc. Previously, Mr. Sokoloff served on the board of Rite Aid Corporation until May 2011.

Robert Stack

Mr. Robert James Stack is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Stack has been a Director of publicly held IMI plc since 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Stack was Global Head of Human Resources for Cadbury plc (formerly Cadbury Schweppes plc) until his retirement in 2008, having joined Cadbury in 1990 as Vice President, Human Resources, Cadbury Schweppes global beverages unit. On becoming Global Head of Human Resources in 1996, he also joined the Board of Directors as an Executive Director where he led the recruitment of senior executives as well as board members and was also responsible for corporate communications and external affairs globally. Mr. Stack held positions of increasing responsibility with Bristol-Myers Company (1972-1980), and Primerica Corporation (formerly American Can Company) (1980-1990), and was a Director of publicly held J. Sainsbury plc from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Stack has extensive general management and human resources knowledge which enhances the overall effectiveness of the Board.

Eugenia Ulasewicz

Ms. Eugenia M. Ulasewicz is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Ulasewicz is a Director of Bunzl plc and Vince Holding Corp. She was President of Burberry Group plc’s American division, responsible for the US, Canada, Latin America, Central and South America until her retirement in March 2013. Ms. Ulasewicz joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006. Ms. Ulasewicz has held positions of increasing responsibility with Bloomingdales, a division of Macy’s Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores, Inc.) (1975-1991), Galeries Lafayette (1991-1993) and Saks, Inc. (1993-1998). She has expertise in retail, branding, marketing, omni-channel, global operations and general management that provides valuable skills and insights to the Company.

John Walls

Mr. John Russell Fotheringham Walls is an Independent Director of Signet Jewelers Limited. Mr. Walls is a Director of Biocon Limited, Mytrah Energy Limited, Aviva Italia Holding S.p.A., and Chairman of Aviva Life & Pensions UK Limited. He was the Group Finance Director of BAA plc until his retirement in 2002 and was an Independent Director of Aviva plc until May 2013. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The Board considers Mr. Walls to have considerable experience as a financial manager and as such has developed financial knowledge considered to be of significant benefit to its efficiency and effectiveness.

James Grant