People: Big Yellow Group PLC (BYG.L)

BYG.L on London Stock Exchange

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28 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nicholas Vetch

53 Executive Chairman of the Board

James Gibson

53 2007 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John Trotman

36 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Shauna Beavis

38 2011 Financial Controller, Company Secretary

Adrian Lee

48 2000 Operations Director, Executive Director

Anthony Chenery

41 2011 Head - Marketing and E-Commerce

Paul Donnelly

59 2007 Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility

Stuart Grinnall

38 Manager - IT

Nigel Hartley

49 Director - Construction

Cheryl Hathaway

47 Head - Human Resources

Chris Herbert

58 Manager - Construction

Nicola Jordan

46 Head - Stores Operations

David Knight

49 Head - Facilities

Andrew Watson

44 Director - Property

Tom Wilcockson

56 2010 Head - New Business Development

Tim Clark

63 2008 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Cotton

58 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Georgina Harvey

49 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephen Johnson

50 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Richardson

57 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nicholas Vetch

Mr. Nicholas J. Vetch is Executive Chairman of the Board of Big Yellow Group Plc. He is a co-founder of Big Yellow in September 1998. Prior to that he was joint Chief Executive of Edge Properties plc, which he co-founded in 1989 which was listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and then taken by Grantchester Properties plc in 1998. He is a Non-Executive Director of Blue Self Storage S.L – a self storage operation in Spain, and a Non-Executive Director of Local Shopping REIT plc.

James Gibson

Mr. James Gibson is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He is a co-founder of Big Yellow in September 1998. He is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he specialised in the property and construction sectors, before leaving in 1989. He was Finance Director of Heron Property Corporation Limited and then Edge Properties plc which he joined in 1994. Edge Properties was listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and then taken over by Grantchester Properties plc in 1998. He is also a Non-Executive Director and shareholder of AnyJunk Limited.

John Trotman

Mr. John Trotman is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Deloitte LLP, where he specialised in the real estate sector and self storage. On leaving Deloitte in 2005, John worked for a subsidiary of the Kajima Corporation. He joined Big Yellow in June 2007, and was appointed to the Board in September 2007.

Shauna Beavis

Ms. Shauna Beavis is Financial Controller, Company Secretary of Big Yellow Group Plc. She joined Big Yellow in March 2000, qualifying with CIMA in 2003. Prior to that she was a Project Manager within the IT industry.

Adrian Lee

Mr. Adrian Lee is Operations Director, Executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He was previously a senior Executive at Edge Properties plc, which he joined in 1996. Prior to that he was a corporate financier at Lazard for five years, having previously qualified as a surveyor at Knight Frank. He was appointed to the Board in May 2000.

Anthony Chenery

Mr. Anthony Chenery is Head - Marketing and E-Commerce of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in February 2011, having previously been employed as Head of Online Marketing with Teletext Holidays for seven years. Prior to this, he has held marketing roles within the gaming and publishing industries and with the marketing agency Proximity London (previously BHWG Proximity).

Paul Donnelly

Mr. Paul Donnelly is Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in August 2007 and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He was previously the Sustainable Development Manager at Crest Nicholson PLC. Prior to that he was Environmental Manager at John Laing PLC.

Stuart Grinnall

Mr. Stuart Grinnall is Manager - IT of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in July 2000. He is a systems engineer with several years’ experience developing IT solutions for growth companies and NHS Hospital Trusts.

Nigel Hartley

Mr. Nigel Hartley is Director - Construction of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in January 2000. He is a chartered surveyor with 19 years experience in the construction industry, both overseas and in the UK, principally in the retail and industrial sectors.

Cheryl Hathaway

Ms. Cheryl Hathaway is Head - Human Resources of Big Yellow Group Plc. She joined Big Yellow in March 2000, having previously been employed as a Human Resources Manager within the Harrods Group. Prior to this she worked for Debenhams in a variety of human resources roles, both within head offices and in stores.

Chris Herbert

Mr. Chris Herbert is Manager - Construction of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in September 1999, having previously worked for Leslie Clark, a Construction Consultancy, for 10 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years as a contracts/project manager with John Lelliot Building Contractors.

Nicola Jordan

Ms. Nicola Jordan is Head - Stores Operations of Big Yellow Group Plc. She joined Big Yellow in March 2003, having previously been employed as an Area Manager with Superdrug for 5 years. Prior to this she has held operational roles with Little Chef, Travelodge and Victoria Wine.

David Knight

Mr. David Knight is Head - Facilities of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in June 2000. He was previously an Estates Manager at Whitbread which he joined in 1997. Prior to this he was Group Facilities Manager at Central Transport Rental Group Plc (formerly Tiphook Plc) having previously qualified as a surveyor at Edwin Hill.

Andrew Watson

Mr. Andrew Watson is Director - Property of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in October 2000 having previously worked as a property acquisition surveyor for McDonald’s Restaurants. Prior to that, he was an acquisitions surveyor for Victoria Wine, having previously qualified as a chartered surveyor at Herring Baker Harris.

Tom Wilcockson

Mr. Tom Wilcockson is Head - New Business Development of Big Yellow Group Plc. He joined Big Yellow in July 2007. He has significant experience of developing new business channels including international franchising, BTB and direct selling through key roles at BHS and Early Learning Centre.

Tim Clark

Mr. Tim Clark is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He was a partner in Slaughter and May, one of the international law firms in the world, for 25 years; initially working as a corporate and M&A adviser to a range of companies and institutions and then for the last seven years as senior partner (before retiring in April 2008). He is also Deputy Chairman of G3, and a Director/trustee of the COIF charitable funds. He is also a Senior Adviser to Chatham House and a member of the International Chamber of Commerce UK Governing Body, the Advisory Board of Uria Menendez, the Board of the Royal National Theatre and the Development Committee of the National Gallery. He is Chairman of the trustees of the Economist Trust and a member of the Audit Committee of the Wellcome Trust. He was appointed to the Board in August 2008.

Richard Cotton

Mr. Richard Robert Cotton is Independent Non-Executive Director of Big Yellow Group PLC., since 10 July 2012. He headed the real estate corporate finance team at JP Morgan Cazenove until April 2009. Richard is currently a Managing Director of Forum Partners and a Non-Executive Director of Hansteen Holdings plc.

Georgina Harvey

Ms. Georgina Harvey is Independent Non-Executive Director of Big Yellow Group PLC., since July 1, 2013. Georgina was Managing Director of the Regionals division of Trinity Mirror from 2005 to 2012, overseeing its transition to a digital platform. Georgina started her media career at Express Newspapers plc where she was appointed Advertising Director in 1994. She joined IPC Media Ltd in 1995 and went on to form IPC Advertising in 1998, where she was Managing Director. She was a member of the Board of IPC Media from 2000. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of William Hill plc.

Stephen Johnson

Mr. Stephen Richard Johnson is Independent Non-Executive Director of Big Yellow Group PLC, since 24 September 2010. He started his career at Bain in the 1980s before joining Asda in 1993, where he carried out a number of roles, culminating in Marketing Director. He left Asda in 2000, to join GUS as a Sales & Marketing Director, departing in 2002 to take up his first CEO role at Focus DIY, where he remained until 2007. He joined Woolworths as part of the final turnaround team in late 2008. He has most recently been working as an operating executive for Texas Pacific Group, and was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Dreams in July 2011.

Mark Richardson

Mr. Mark Richardson is Independent Non-Executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He retired from Deloitte in 2008 after a career there of 29 years, the last 19 as an audit partner specialising in clients in the Real Estate and Construction sectors. Mark is a co-opted member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Natural History Museum and he is also a trustee of the children's communication charity ICAN. He was appointed to the Board in July 2008 and is chairman of the Audit Committee.
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