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a2 Milk Company Ltd (ATM.NZ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Lovat Gordon Hearn

56 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Geoffrey Babidge

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Julia Hoare

2015 Deputy Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Craig Louttit

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary

Peter Jerrold Nathan

2010 Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand

Blake Waltrip

2016 Chief Executive, USA Business

Scott Wotherspoon

2014 Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom and China

Susan Massasso

Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Clarke

2014 Chief Scientific Officer

Jaron McVicar

2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Simon Hennessy

General Manager - International Development

Shareef Yaseen Khan

General Manager - Operations

Warwick Every-Burns

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Hinton

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Le Grice

2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Lovat Gordon Hearn

Mr. David Hearn is Executive Chairman of the Board of The A2 Milk Company Ltd., since 30 March 2015. David is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees. David has experience and skills in executive management, sales and marketing and strategy development in FMCG in international markets. He has held senior executive roles including Chief Executive Officer or Managing Director roles for FMCG companies including Goodman Fielder Limited, UB Snack Foods Europe/Asia, Del Monte UK and Smith’s Crisps and for the marketing services group, Cordiant Communications Group. In addition to his a2MC directorship, David is also a Director of Lovat Partners Limited, Robin Partington & Partners Limited, and Committed Capital Limited. David resides in the United Kingdom.

Geoffrey Babidge

Mr. Geoffrey (Geoff) Howard Babidge has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of A2 Corp Ltd., since September 1, 2010. He has over 25 years senior management experience working in the Australian FMCG industry. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the Company in 2010, Geoffrey held senior executive roles with a number of companies in Australia including Freedom Foods Group Limited, Bunge Defiance and National Foods. Prior to these roles he was a practicing chartered accountant and Partner at Price Waterhouse. Geoffrey resides in Australia.

Julia Hoare

Ms. Julia Hoare is Deputy Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. since 30 March 2015. Julia is also Chairman of both the Nomination Committee and the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Prior to joining the Board, Julia had extensive chartered accounting experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and was a partner with PwC New Zealand for 20 years. In addition to her Company directorship, Julia is a Director of New Zealand Post Limited, Watercare Services Limited, AWF Madison Group Limited and Port of Tauranga Limited (appointed 20 August 2015). Julia is also a member of the New Zealand External Reporting Advisory Panel (XRAP), a body designed to support the standard setting process of the New Zealand External Reporting Board (XRB), and the New Zealand Institute of Directors National Council. Julia resides in New Zealand.

Craig Louttit

Mr. Craig Louttit is Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary of A2 Corporation Ltd., He joined the Group in April 2014 from ASX listed public company UGL Limited where, since 2007, he had held senior finance roles including as General Manager Finance, Transport and Technology Systems, and Group Financial Controller. Prior to this he held senior finance roles with EMI Group PLC from 1999 in London, UK. Craig is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Peter Jerrold Nathan

Mr. Peter Nathan is Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand of the company. He joined the Group in 2008 and in 2010 took on the role of Chief Executive of the Australia and New Zealand region. During his time with the Company, Peter has led the successful re-launch of a2MC branded milk in the Australian market. He has over 20 years’ experience working in the FMCG industry, as evidenced by his previous senior marketing and sales roles for Gillette and Colgate Palmolive in Australia and Asia as well as his involvement with Freedom Foods Group Limited as General Manager.

Blake Waltrip

Mr. Blake Waltrip has been appointed as Chief Executive, USA Business of the Company, effective 1 May 2016. Mr. Blake joins the business with a very strong marketing and general management skill set. Most recently, Blake was the CEO of Quinoa Corporation Inc, (The Ancient Harvest Brand) based in Boulder, Colorado. His previous roles have included VP and CMO of the beverage division of the Hain Celestial Group, Managing Partner of a marketing services and strategy group, Growth Ventures and an earlier extensive marketing career with Nestle USA beverage brands.

Scott Wotherspoon

Mr. Scott Wotherspoon is Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom and China of the company. He joined the Group in January 2014 assuming the role of Chief Executive of the wholly owned subsidiary, The a2 Milk Company Limited (UK). More recently Scott’s role has expanded to include responsibility for the China business. Prior to his appointment Scott held a number of senior roles including 15 years in marketing, sales and commercial roles both in Europe and Asia with the Unilever Group, CEO of a specialist beauty devices business and CEO of Plum Baby, a private equity backed food business in the UK which was recently acquired by Campbell’s Soup Company. Scott has also received a degree from Cambridge University.

Susan Massasso

Ms. Susan Massasso is Chief Marketing Officer of the company. She has over 18 years’ experience in the FMCG industry. She joined the Group in September 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer with oversight of marketing and brand development across all markets. Susan has held several senior leadership positions across the Campbell Arnott’s business including most recently Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Director. Prior to this she held a number of commercial roles including Marketing Director Arnott’s ANZ, Marketing Director Campbell’s ANZ and General Manager Campbell’s ANZ. Prior to this Susan spent a number of years at Unilever where she held a number of marketing, consumer insight and logistics roles. Susan attended the University of Sydney under scholarship from accounting firm Price Waterhouse where she also gained undergraduate employment throughout her degree.

Andrew Clarke

Dr. Andrew John Clarke, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the company. He joined the Group in 2003. Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in private sector pharmaceutical research and agricultural biotechnology. He received a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Auckland. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Andrew oversees all aspects of the Group’s science-based activities including research and development, scientific communications and the expansion of intellectual property.

Jaron McVicar

Mr. Jaron McVicar is the General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Jaron joins the Company from Simpson Grierson, where he was a senior associate in the firm's corporate and commercial group with responsibilities that included the provision of legal advice to the Company. Prior to joining Simpson Grierson, he held positions with legal firms Hogan Lovells and Harbottle & Lewis in London and Martelli McKegg in Auckland. Jaron holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Otago and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Simon Hennessy

Mr. Simon Charles Hennessy is General Manager - International Development of the company. He joined the Group in 2007 as the Business Unit Manager for the Australian joint venture with Freedom Foods. In 2010 Simon took on the responsibilities for Group operations and development of new markets. Simon has over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing operations, sales and marketing, after an early career in research and development and quality management.

Shareef Yaseen Khan

Mr. Shareef Khan is General Manager - Operations of the company. He joined the Group in June 2012. He has over 13 years’ senior management experience as a qualified supply chain professional. He is experienced across a number of industries, some of which include FMCG, infant nutrition, office products and construction.

Warwick Every-Burns

Mr. Warwick Every-Burns is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Warwick has been a career Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) executive of global scale. His executive roles have included a successful career with The Clorox Company of the USA, a diverse producer of branded household cleaning, plastic and paper wraps, as Senior Vice President, International based in the USA and prior to that as VP Asia Pacific. His earlier roles included Managing Director of NationalPak Limited (the Glad Products Company ultimately acquired by Clorox) and an earlier long career with Unilever PLC where he was based in Australia. More recently Warwick has been a non-executive Director of one of the leading international wine companies, the ASX listed Treasury Wine Estates and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. Warwick assisted in restructuring the Treasury business when he acted in the role of CEO on an interim basis in 2013/14. Warwick brings a combination of international CPG Executive and Non-executive Director experience in markets of particular relevance to a2MC in China, North America and also Europe. His strong skills and interest in business development in new and emerging markets, brand management and human resource management will be of significant value to the Company. We look forward to his contribution to the ongoing development of a2MC.

Peter Hinton

Richard Le Grice

Mr. Richard Oram Le Grice is Non-Executive Independent Director of A2 Corp Ltd., He has experience in management of, and as a shareholder in, a number of private companies. He brings considerable international experience with these companies operating in a number of countries including Australia. In addition to his Company directorship, Richard is also a Director of several other companies including Energi Advertising Limited, Thode Knife & Saw Limited and The Gravitas Group Limited. Richard is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of both the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee. Richard resides in New Zealand.