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Cobham PLC (COB.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Devaney

69

Robert Murphy

58

David Lockwood

2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Simon Nicholls

51

Lyn Colloff

2011 Company Secretary

David Flint

55 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Hagee

71 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Birgit Noergaard

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan Semple

56 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Wareing

62 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alison Wood

52 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Julian Wais

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Devaney

Mr. John Francis Devaney, BEng, CEng, FIMechE, FIEE, is no longer as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cobham Plc, effective 31 December 2016. 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), Chairman of Marconi plc, later renamed Telent, and Chairman of National Express Group plc. 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 largest regional electricity company in the UK at the time. Following its acquisition by Hanson, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Hanson. John retired from his role as Non-executive Chairman of NATS (National Air Traffic Services) in August 2014

Robert Murphy

Mr. Robert Murphy is no longer as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Cobham PLC, effective 14, December 2016. He was with BAE Systems for 13 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 Electronic Systems, Land and Armaments and Platform Solutions sector. 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 Company (GE) 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.

David Lockwood

Simon Nicholls

Mr. Simon James Nicholls is no longer as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Cobham Plc, effective 1 January 2017. 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

David Flint

Mr. David Flint, CBE has been appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham PLC, effective 1 January 2017. Jonathan is currently Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc, a leading 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 London, Jonathan was made a CBE in 2012. External appointments: Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc.

Michael Hagee

Gen. Michael W. Hagee is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham Plc. Mike 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. External appointments: President and CEO of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation in Fredericksburg, Texas, US, Co-Chairman of the Commission on Energy and Geopolitics, Non-executive Director of SGI Corp., DynCorp International Inc. and Remington Outdoor Company Inc., and Outside Manager on the Government Security Committee of the Special Security Agreement of TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Limited company.

Birgit Noergaard

Ms. Birgit Noergaard is a Non-Executive Independent 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.

Alan Semple

Mr. Alan D. Semple is Non-Executive Independent Director of Cobham plc. Semple is currently Director and Chief Financial Officer at John Wood Group plc, a role he has held since 2000. Prior to this, he held several senior finance roles in the Group from 1996. Alan previously served as the Group Finance Director of GRT Bus Group plc from 1994 to 1995, one of two companies which merged to form FirstGroup plc. Between 1987 and 1994, he was Finance Director at Seaforth Maritime Group Limited.

Michael Wareing

Mr. Michael P. Wareing has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Cobham plc, effective 1 January 2017. 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. Mike retired from his role as Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Wolseley plc in November 2014. External appointments: Senior Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Intertek Group plc, and Economic Development Adviser to the Government of Afghanistan. Committee membership: Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.

Alison Wood

Ms. Alison J. Wood is Independent Non-Executive Director of Cobham PLC. Alison is engaged with a mix of not for profit, investment and non-executive activities in the UK and New Zealand. She was formerly Global Director Corporate Development and 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. External appointments: Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director of e2v technologies plc. Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Costain Group plc. Non-executive Director for British Standards Institution, a Royal Charter company, from September 2014.

Julian Wais