People: Cobham PLC (COB.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Devaney

66 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Murphy

56 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Simon Nicholls

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Lyn Colloff

2011 Company Secretary

Birgit Noergaard

56 2014 Non-Executive Director

D. Jonathan Flint

53 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Hagee

69 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Patterson

66 2005 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Ronald

72 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Wareing

60 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Alison Wood

50 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Julian Wais

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Devaney

Mr. John Francis Devaney, BEng, CEng, FIMechE, FIEE, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cobham Plc. Mr. John’s executive career was built in engineering companies within the Varity Group. John has previously served as Non-executive Director of Northern Rock Asset Management (between 2007 and 2010) and Chairman of Marconi plc, later renamed Telent. He was President of Perkins Engines in the mid-1980s, and he went on to be President of Kelsey-Hayes, the automotive components manufacturer. He was subsequently Chief Executive of Eastern Electricity, the regional electricity company in the UK at the time. Following its acquisition by Hanson he was appointed Executive Chairman of the Group. John retired from his role as Nonexecutive Chairman of National Express Group plc on 31 January 2013.

Robert Murphy

Mr. Robert Murphy is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Cobham PLC. Bob was with BAE Systems for13 years from 1999, serving as a member of the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc as Executive Vice President for the global operations of the Product Sectors business for BAE Systems, Inc. including its Electronic Systems, Land & Armaments and Platform Solutions sectors. He has also held a number of other senior operational and financial roles with BAE Systems. Prior to this, Bob spent 18 years with General Electric where he held numerous financial leadership positions, culminating in his role as CFO of the military engines operation of the GE Aircraft Engines Group. Previously, Bob has served on the Board of Trustees for the US National Defense Industrial Association and the Board of Visitors for the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Simon Nicholls

Mr. Simon James Nicholls has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Cobham Plc effective May 1, 2013. Simon was CFO of Senior plc, the FTSE 250 international manufacturing group providing engineered products for aerospace, defence and commercial industrial applications, a position he held from 2008. Previously, Simon was CFO of Hanson North America and prior to that he was Financial Controller for Hanson plc for three years. Simon spent nine years with Price Waterhouse, now PwC, in the UK and Canada, and four years working in senior financial positions. Simon served as a Non-executive Director of AIM listed Hamworthy plc from September 2011 until its takeover in February 2012. Simon is a Chartered Accountant, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick.

Lyn Colloff

Birgit Noergaard

Ms. Birgit Norgaard is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Birgit, a Danish national, currently holds a number of non-executive roles in the private and public sectors in the UK and overseas. Birgit is a Non-executive Director of IMI plc, a UK FTSE 100 company. In addition, she is a Non-executive Director at WSP Global Inc, a global consulting engineering company listed in Canada, Lindab International AB, a listed Swedish company in the ventilation and building products markets, DSV A/S an international transportation company listed on the Copenhagen stock exchange and Kvaerner AS, an engineering, procurement and construction company listed in Norway. She also holds a number of public sector positions. Birgit's last executive role was as both the Chief Executive Officer of Grontmij Carl Bro, the Danish engineering consultancy group as well as the Chief Operating Officer of Grontmij NV, the Dutch parent company. An economics graduate from Copenhagen Business School, Birgit has an MBA from INSEAD.

D. Jonathan Flint

Mr. D. Jonathan Flint, CBE, has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Cobham PLC., effective May 1, 2013. Jonathan is Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc, a provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry, a position he has held since 2005. Prior to this he was the UK Managing Director of Vislink plc and has also held management positions with BAE Systems and GEC Marconi Avionics. A physics graduate from Imperial College, Jonathan was made a CBE in 2012 and has sat until recently on the advisory panels to the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Michael Hagee

Gen. Michael W. Hagee is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham Plc. He served in the US Marine Corps for almost 39 years ending his career in 2007 as Commandant of the Marine Corps and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His numerous military assignments included Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Deputy Director of Operations at the US European Command and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence. He also served in a number of diplomatic missions including the presidential diplomatic mission to Somalia. He is President and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA, Co-Chairman of the National Security Advisory Council for the Center of US Global Engagement and US Global Leadership Campaign, Non-executive Director of sgi Corp., Kaseman LLC, DynCorp International Inc. and Freedom Group Inc., Outside Director on the Government Security Committee of the Special Security Agreement of TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Limited company.

John Patterson

Mr. John S. Patterson, CBE, MBChB, FRCP, Fmed Sci, is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham Plc. John qualified in medicine in 1971 and obtained a Membership (now Fellowship) of the Royal College of Physicians in 1974. He joined ICI (now AstraZeneca) in 1975 and in December 2004 was appointed to the main Board as Executive Director responsible for development. He retired as a Director of ICI in March 2009. He is a former President of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, a former Non-executive Director of Amersham plc and a former member of the supervisory Board of the UK Medicines Control Agency.

Mark Ronald

Mr. Mark H. Ronald, CBE, BA, BScEE, MScEE, is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham Plc. Mark was, until his retirement at the end of 2006, Chief Operating Officer of BAE Systems plc and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc., its wholly-owned US subsidiary. Previously, he was Vice-President, Programme Management with Litton Industries and Chief Operating Officer of AEL Industries. Mark was a Non-executive Director of ATK Inc.

Michael Wareing

Mr. Michael P. Wareing, CMG, is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham plc. He worked for KPMG from 1973 until 2009 when he retired. Between 2005 and 2009, he was International Chief Executive Officer, KPMG, Chairman, KPMG International Executive Team and Chairman, KPMG Iberoamerica Board. He was formerly the Prime Minister’s Envoy for Reconstruction in Southern Iraq. He is Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wolseley plc and Senior Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intertek Group plc, and Economic Development Adviser to the Government of Afghanistan.

Alison Wood

Ms. Alison Wood is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham PLC. Alison is currently engaged with a mix of not for profit and non-executive activities. She was formerly Global Director Corporate Development & Strategy for National Grid plc. Previously, she was Group Strategic Development Director for BAE Systems plc responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and strategic business development across the UK and US. She has held three previous Non-executive Directorships: BTG plc from 2004 to 2008, THUS plc from 2007 to 2008 and GCHQ from 2009 to 2011.

Julian Wais

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