People: WS Atkins PLC (ATKW.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Allan Cook

2010 Non-Executive Chairman of the board

Uwe Krueger

51 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Heath Drewett

2009 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

James Cullens

51 2014 Executive Director, Group HR director

Richard Webster

Company Secretary

Allister Langlands

54 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Thomas Leppert

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director.

Fiona Clutterbuck

56 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Krishnamurthy Rajagopal

60 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Allan Cook

Mr. Allan E. Cook, CBE, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of WS Atkins PLC. He is a chartered engineer with more than 30 years’ international experience in the automotive, aerospace and defence industries. He was chief executive of Cobham PLC until the end of December 2009. Prior to this he held senior roles at GEC-Marconi, BAE Systems and Hughes Aircraft. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2008 for services to the defence and aerospace industries and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2014 he became lead non-executive director of the UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).

Uwe Krueger

Prof., Dr. Uwe Krueger is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of WS Atkins PLC. He is Executive director since June 2011 and Chief executive officer since August 2011. He is a physicist who studied at the University of Frankfurt, graduating with a PhD in complex system theory. He has spent the majority of his career engineering and consulting organisations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He began his career at international strategy consulting firm A T Kearney, followed by leadership positions at Hochtief AG, an international provider of construction services. More recently he was chief executive officer of Swiss company Oerlikon. He joined Atkins from Texas Pacific Group and Cleantech Switzerland. He is Board member, ONTEX S.A. (Zele, Belgium) Board member, (SUSI Partners AG Zurich, Switzerland).

Heath Drewett

Mr. Heath Drewett is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of WS Atkins PLC. He is a graduate in mathematics from Peterhouse, Cambridge. He started his career at Price Waterhouse where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He held a variety of senior finance and corporate development roles at British Airways plc (BA) and The Morgan Crucible Company plc. He spent seven years in BA’s finance team, latterly holding the position of head of business performance.

James Cullens

Mr. James Cullens has been appointed as Group HR director, Director of the Company effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Cullens is currently Group HR director for Hays Plc, having held similar positions previously with Linde AG, The BOC Group PLC and PA Consulting Group. A graduate of Cambridge University, Mr. Cullens brings significant senior leadership experience gained in both the UK and internationally. He is a non-executive director of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Open University Business School.

Richard Webster

Allister Langlands

Mr. Allister G. Langlands has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of WS Atkins plc, effective 04 September 2013. Mr. Langlands has been chairman of John Wood Group PLC, an international energy services company based in Aberdeen, since November 2012. He has worked for Wood Group since 1991, formerly serving as CEO, deputy CEO and Group finance director. He is also a non-executive director of the venture capital trust Maven Income and Growth VCT 5 PLC. Prior to joining Wood Group, he was a partner with international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). Allister is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He holds a MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Thomas Leppert

Mr. Thomas C. Leppert has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of WS Atkins plc, effective 1 October 2013. Mr. Leppert is the president and chief operating officer at Kaplan, Inc., the global educational services company. His professional work has spanned leadership positions both in the public and private sectors including construction, financial services and real estate. He was the elected Mayor of Dallas, Texas. Prior to this Mr Leppert was the Chairman and CEO of the Turner Corporation, the general builder in the United States, Vice Chairman of Pacific Century Financial Corporation and its subsidiary the Bank of Hawaii, President & CEO Castle & Cooke Properties, Inc., and national partner of Trammell Crow Company. Mr Leppert began his career at McKinsey & Co. where he was elected a Principal. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Fiona Clutterbuck

Ms. Fiona Clutterbuck has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of WS Atkins PLC., effective July 31, 2013. She has substantial experience in all areas of corporate finance, including a particular focus on the financial institutions sector, gained during 15 years at Hill Samuel and HSBC and seven years at ABN AMRO. Fiona is Head of Corporate Development at the Phoenix Group, a FTSE 250 company. She has an LLB (Hons) from the University of London and qualified as a barrister in 1980. She is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees of the company.

Krishnamurthy Rajagopal

Dr. Krishnamurthy Rajagopal, Ph.D., is Independent Non-Executive Director of WS Atkins PLC. Dr Raj Rajagopal held several positions at BOC Edwards before being appointed chief executive, a position he held until November 2006. He was an executive director of the BOC Group plc until November 2006. He was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by Cranfield University in 2004 and the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) IEE Eric Mensforth International Gold Medal for contribution to manufacturing technology and management in 2003. He is a fellow of each of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IET, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Allan Cook

197,900

Uwe Krueger

2,174,500

Heath Drewett

1,187,600

James Cullens

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Richard Webster

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Allister Langlands

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Thomas Leppert

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Fiona Clutterbuck

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Krishnamurthy Rajagopal

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As Of  30 Mar 2014
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