People: Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Sinclair

67 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

George Weston

51 2005 Chief Executive, Executive Director

John Bason

58 1999 Finance Director, Executive Director

Paul Lister

51 Company Secretary

Emma Adamo

51 2011 Non-Executive Director

Wolfhart Hauser

65 2015 Non-Executive Director

Ruth Cairnie

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Timothy Clarke

58 2007 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Javier Ferran

59 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Jay of Ewelme

68 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Smith

69 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Sinclair

Mr. Charles Sinclair is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Associated British Foods PLC. Charles was appointed a non-executive director in October 2008 and as Chairman in April 2009. With wide business experience of both the UK and overseas, his executive career was latterly with Daily Mail and General Trust plc, where he was chief executive from 1989 until he retired from that role and the board in September 2008. Committee membership: Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration committees.

George Weston

Mr. George G. Weston is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. George was appointed to the board in 1999 and took up his current appointment as Chief Executive in April 2005. In his former roles at Associated British Foods, he was Managing Director of Westmill Foods, Allied Bakeries and George Weston Foods Limited (Australia). Other appointments: He is a non-executive director of Wittington Investments Limited and a trustee of the Garfield Weston Foundation.

John Bason

Mr. John G. Bason is Finance Director, Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. John was appointed as Finance Director in May 1999. He was previously the finance director of Bunzl plc and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Other appointments: He is a non-executive director of Compass Group PLC, a trustee of Voluntary Service Overseas and deputy chairman of the charity FareShare.

Paul Lister

Emma Adamo

Mrs. Emma Adamo is Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Emma was appointed a director in December 2011. She was educated at Stanford University and INSEAD in France. Other appointments: She is a director of Wittington Investments Limited, and of the W Garfield Weston Foundation in Canada.

Wolfhart Hauser

Dr. Wolfhart G. Hauser has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective January 14, 2015. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland AG and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Services. Starting his career with various research activities, he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He has held several non-executive board director and chairman roles in a variety of technology companies. He was a non-executive director of Logica plc from 2007 to 2012. He is currently a non-executive director of Reed Elsevier Group PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.

Ruth Cairnie

Ms. Ruth Cairnie has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective May 1, 2014. She has extensive overseas experience including international marketing and supply chain. Ruth was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc. This role followed a number of senior international roles within Shell, including Vice President of their Global Commercial Fuels business. She is a physicist by qualification. Other appointments: She is a non-executive director of Keller Group plc and of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. Member of the Audit and Remuneration committees.

Timothy Clarke

Mr. Timothy Clarke is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Tim was appointed a director in November 2004 and has been Senior Independent Director since December 2007. Tim has extensive experience of retailing. Until 2009, he was chief executive of Mitchells & Butlers plc, following its demerger from Six Continents PLC where he also held the position of chief executive. Previously he had been a partner of Panmure Gordon & Co before joining Bass PLC in 1990. Other appointments: He is a non-executive director of two pub and brewing companies, Hall & Woodhouse Limited, and Timothy Taylor & Company Limited, and also Triple Point VCT 2011 PLC. Member of the Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Javier Ferran

Mr. Javier Ferran is Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Javier was appointed a director in November 2006. He spent the earlier part of his career with Bacardi Group, where latterly he served as president and chief executive officer. He has in-depth knowledge of consumer brands on an international basis and of international financing. Other appointments: He is currently a partner at Lion Capital LLP, a London-based private equity firm. Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Michael Jay of Ewelme

Lord Michael Jay of Ewelme is Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Lord Jay was appointed a director in November 2006 and has broad experience of government and international business. During his career in public service he was British Ambassador to France from 1996 to 2001 and Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 2002 to 2006. Other appointments: He is a non-executive director of Candover Investments plc, Valeo (the French-based automobile parts company) and of Electricité de France. He has been an independent member of the House of Lords since 2006. He is also chairman of the British Library Advisory Council. Member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Peter Smith

Mr. Peter A. Smith is Independent Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods PLC. Peter was appointed a director in February 2007 and brings broad experience of international financial matters. Formerly, he was senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the UK. He served for two years as chairman of Coopers & Lybrand International and as a member of the global leadership team of PwC. He was also chairman of RAC plc and a non-executive director of Safeway plc. Other appointments: He is chairman of Savills plc and Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc, and a member of the supervisory board of Paris Orléans SCA. He is also chairman of the Land Restoration Trust. Chairman of the Audit committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration committees.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Sinclair

350,000

George Weston

7,155,000

John Bason

4,775,000

Paul Lister

--

Emma Adamo

65,000

Wolfhart Hauser

--

Ruth Cairnie

24,000

Timothy Clarke

82,000

Javier Ferran

65,000

Michael Jay of Ewelme

65,000

Peter Smith

82,000
As Of  12 Sep 2014
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