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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Walsh

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

David Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Nigel Fox

2013 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Matthew O'Connor

2009 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

David Bestwick

2013 Technical Director, Executive Director

Patrick Willcocks

2013 Company Secretary

F. E. John Brackenbury

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paul Johnson

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

C. Richard Vos

2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Walker

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Walsh

Mr. Paul Steven Walsh serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Avanti Communications Group plc, with effect from 27 March 2014. Paul was the CEO of Diageo plc from 1 September 2000 to 1 July 2013, and the Chief Operating Officer of Diageo from 1 January 2000. Paul joined GrandMet’s brewing division in 1982 and became Finance Director in 1986. He held financial and commercial positions with Inter-Continental Hotels and in the GrandMet food business, becoming CEO of the Pillsbury Company in 1992. Paul was appointed to the GrandMet Board in October 1995, and to the Diageo Board in December 1997. Paul is a Non Executive Director at Unilever plc and FedEx Corporation and was appointed to the board of the United Spirits Limited on 19 August 2013.

David Williams

Mr. David J. Williams serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc. David is a co-founder of the Company. Prior to this, he spent 10 years working in the City financing telecommunications projects with Chase Manhattan, CIBC and Babcock and Brown. He graduated from Leeds with a degree in Economics and Politics.

Nigel Fox

Mr. Nigel A. D. Fox serves as theGroup Finance Director, Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc. Nigel is a Chartered Accountant and has held various senior finance roles before joining Avanti Communications in 2007, including Chief Financial Officer of Climax Group; Group Financial Controller at ARC International; Finance Director of Ruberoid Building Products, and Group Financial Controller of Ruberoid Plc.

Matthew O'Connor

Mr. Matthew J. O'Connor serves as the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group PLC. Matthew joined Avanti in 2005 having worked in the telecommunications industry for 20 years, initially for BT where he held a number of sales and marketing roles within the UK and International Divisions. He joined Telewest in 1996 as a Director of its Business Division, where he was part of the team that grew the business from a £30 million regional business to a £300 million turnover national operation in 6 years. He went on to be Managing Director of the Wholesale Division with customers that included T-Mobile, 3, Cable and Wireless, NTL, and many telecoms re-sellers.

David Bestwick

Mr. David J. Bestwick serves as the Technical Director, Executive Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc. David is a co-founder of the Company. David graduated from the University of Leicester in 1987 with a BSc in Physics with Astrophysics. Following three years at Marconi Research Centre, he joined VEGA Group PLC in 1990 where he worked on a wide range of satellite applications projects. Mr. David is responsible for all new technology and project developments.

Patrick Willcocks

F. E. John Brackenbury

Mr. F. E. John G. Brackenbury, CBE, serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc. He is no longer Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board effective 27 March 2014. He was awarded a CBE in June 2000 for his contribution to Tourism, Education and Employment. He is a leading industrialist with over 40 years of experience in the drinks and leisure sector. He is also President of Business in Sport and Leisure Limited, Trustee and Director of Springboard Educational Trust, Chairman of Brackenbury Leisure Ltd and Trustee of GamCare. John is the Chairman of the Nominations Committee of Avanti Communications Group plc.

Paul Johnson

Mr. Paul Robert Johnson serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc., effective January 16, 2013. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He spent 38 years with KPMG Europe LLP, becoming a Partner in 1988 and has extensive experience of working with companies in a variety of different industries in both the listed and private sectors. For the last 12 years he was Chairman of KPMG London and Eastern Counties and a member of KPMG’s UK Markets Executive. Paul is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Avanti Communications Group plc.

C. Richard Vos

Mr. C. Richard Vos serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Avanti Communications Group Plc. Richard is a telecommunications and satellite professional, with international experience, gained over 40 years working in the industry. His previous positions included Chairman of SatCom Group Holdings plc, Inmedia Communications Ltd. and of Inmarsat Ventures PLC, and Head of Satellite Investments for British Telecommunications plc (‘BT’), serving as Governor and Chairman for the UK and Ireland on the Board of INTELSAT. Richard has recently accepted a non-executive role in One Horizon Group Inc, effective from 1 September 2013. Richard is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Avanti Communications Group plc.

Michael Walker

Professor Michael Walker, (Mike) OBE, FREng, serves as the Non-Executive Independent Director of Avanti Communications Group plc with effect from April 19, 2011. Professor Walker is adviser to Vodafone Group Technology, having spent 18 years of his professional career there culminating in the post of Group R&D Director. He is visiting professor at the University of Surrey and sits on the scientific advisory boards for the Universities of Warwick and Surrey. He also holds directorships with Alacrity Foundation, Glasswall Solutions Ltd, Mobile VCE and Walker and Associates Telecoms Consultancy Ltd.

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