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Vitec Group PLC (VTC.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John McDonough

65 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Bird

2009 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Kath Kearney-Croft

2017 Group Finance Director, Director

Martin Green

48 2017 Executive Director, Group Business Development Director

Marco Pezzana

46 2009 Photographic Divisional Chief Executive

Jon Bolton

49 2008 Group Company Secretary

Christopher Humphrey

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lorraine Rienecker

52 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Rollins

54 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Caroline Thomson

61 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John McDonough

Mr. John McDonough, CBE is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of The Vitec Group plc. John is also Chairman of Vesuvius plc, a Director of Cornerstone Property Assets Ltd and Sunbird Business Services Ltd. John was most recently Group Chief Executive of Carillion plc from January 2001 to December 2011. He was previously a non-executive director of Tomkins plc from June 2007 to September 2010, where he was also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Excel plc from February 2004 to December 2005. Prior to Carillion, John worked for Johnson Controls and Massey Ferguson. He was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to Industry.

Stephen Bird

Mr. Stephen Clive Bird is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of The Vitec Group Plc. Stephen is currently a Non-Executive Director and the Senior Independent Director of Dialight plc. He was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Umeco plc. Previously he was Divisional Managing Director of Weir Oil & Gas, part of Weir Group plc. Prior to this he worked in senior roles at Danaher Corporation, Black & Decker, Unipart Group, Hepworth PLC and Technicolor Group.

Kath Kearney-Croft

Ms. Kath Kearney-Croft is the Group Finance Director, Director of the Company. Most recently, Kath held the position of Acting Finance Director at Rexam PLC until its acquisition by Ball Corporation Inc. in June 2016. Kath had been with Rexam since 2007 in a number of financial leadership roles. Rexam was a multinational consumer packaging company and a leading manufacturer of beverage cans. Kath was previously with BOC Group plc for nine years, qualifying as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2001, and holding a number of operational financial roles in the UK and US. Kath has an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School and a first class degree in Business and Management from the University of Salford.

Martin Green

Mr. Martin Green is an Executive Director, Group Business Development Director of Vitec Group Plc. He will have responsibility for Business Development particularly focussing on APAC and opportunities in the Creative Solutions businesses as well as his existing responsibility for corporate development and HR. Martin has been with the Group since April 2003 and has been instrumental in focussing the Group on its core Broadcast and Photographic businesses. His existing responsibilities include strategy and M&A, HR and Legal. Previously he held corporate development positions at Bunzl plc, at a broadcast equipment rental business and worked in investment banking at N M Rothschild. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters & Alliance in the UK and is a certified accountant.

Marco Pezzana

Mr. Marco Pezzana is Photographic Divisional Chief Executive of Vitec Group Plc. Formerly Managing Director of Manfrotto. Prior to joining Vitec he held various positions in general management and marketing for consumer goods companies including Newell Rubbermaid, Arc International and Dusholux GmbH, working extensively in the UK, US and France. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Milan, with postgraduate studies at London Business School and Bocconi University.

Jon Bolton

Mr. Jon Bolton, FCIS, LLB., is Group Company Secretary of Vitec Group PLC, since October 2008. Previously Company Secretary of Waste Recycling Group. Prior to this he held company secretarial positions at GlaxoSmithKline, where he trained as a company secretary and Cable & Wireless where he was Deputy Company Secretary. He holds a bachelor of law degree and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Christopher Humphrey

Mr. Christopher John Humphrey is Non-Executive Independent Director of The Vitec Group plc. Christopher was formerly Group Chief Executive Officer of Anite plc, holding that position from 2008 until August 2015. Previously he was their Group Finance Director between 2003 and 2008. He has held senior positions in finance at Conoco, Eurotherm International plc and Critchley Group plc. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of Alterian plc between 2011 and 2012. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Fellow of CIMA.

Lorraine Rienecker

Ms. Lorraine Rienecker is Non-Executive Independent Director of The Vitec Group plc. Lorraine is currently President, Meggitt Customer Services & Support, having previously held the role of Executive Vice President, Strategy, Sales & Marketing at Meggitt plc between 2005 and 2014. Previously she was Director of Strategy & Planning at BAE Systems and Marconi Electronic Systems (GEC) between 1998 and 2002 and has held several other senior roles at Booz Allen & Hamilton and Bombardier. Lorraine was made a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in April 2015.

Mark Rollins

Mr. Mark Rollins is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Vitec Group PLC. Mark was Chief Executive of Senior plc until 1 June 2015, being appointed to that position in March 2008. He joined Senior plc in 1998 from Morgan Crucible plc, and became Group Finance Director in 2000. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Tyman plc and was formerly a Non-Executive Director of WSP Group from 2006 to 2012. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Engineering.

Caroline Thomson

Mr. Caroline Thomson is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. with effect from 1 November 2015. Caroline is currently Chair of Digital UK, a Non-Executive Director of CN Group, Deputy Chair of the National Gallery, Executive Director of English National Ballet, a Trustee of Tullie House Gallery and a Non-Executive Director of the Advisory Board to the Shareholder Executive. Until September 2012 Caroline was Chief Operating Officer at the BBC, serving for 12 years as a member of the Executive Board. Caroline also worked at Channel Four for 11 years, including as Head of Corporate Affairs. Caroline received an honorary doctorate from York University in 2013 and was made an honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria in July 2015.