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Croda International PLC (CRDA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Anita Frew

58 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Steve Foots

2012 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jeremy Maiden

53 2015 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Keith Layden

2012 Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director

Tom Brophy

2012 Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Helena Ganczakowski

2014 Non-Executive Director

Alan Ferguson

57 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

P. Turner

2011 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Williams

2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Cowick Hall

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Anita Frew

Ms. Anita M. Frew has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Croda International Plc, effective September 21, 2015. She was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board - Designate of the Company from 5th, March 2015 to September 2015. Ms. Anita has held board positions with both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies across a range of sectors for the past eighteen years. She was on the board of Victrex plc, the speciality chemicals company, for fourteen years, including six years as Chairman. She is currently Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and Senior Independent Director of IMI plc. Anita Frew's former appointments have included: Chairman of Victrex plc, having previously been its Senior Independent Director; Senior Independent Director of Aberdeen Asset Management; Executive Director of Abbott Mead Vickers; Director of Corporate Development at WPP Group and Non-Executive Director of Northumbrian Water. She has held various investment and marketing roles at Scottish Provident and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Steve Foots

Mr. Steve E. Foots is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of Croda International Plc. He was appointed to the Board in July 2010 and Group Chief Executive since the beginning of 2012. His Strong business, operational and strategic leadership, wide-ranging sales and marketing experience. Steve joined Croda as a graduate trainee in 1990 and has held a number of senior management positions in the Group, becoming President of Croda Europe in July 2010. Prior to this, Steve held a number of Managing Director roles across Croda’s European business.

Jeremy Maiden

Mr. Jez K. Maiden is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of Croda International Plc. He got appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director in January 2015. He has Extensive experience in financial management and acquisitions and disposals and a wealth of experience working in the speciality chemical sector. Jez was Group Finance Director at National Express Group PLC from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that, Jez was Group Finance Director at Northern Foods Group Plc and has been Chief Financial Officer at British Vita plc as well as Group Finance Director at Hickson International plc, both listed speciality chemical companies. Jez is a fellow of the CIMA. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and Senior Independent Director of Synthomer plc.

Keith Layden

Mr. Keith Layden is Chief Technology Officer, Executive Director of Croda International Plc. He was appointed to the Board as Chief Technology Officer in February 2012. His Deep understanding of chemical innovation and broad operational and management experience. Keith joined Croda in 1984 and is currently responsible for global Research and Development, and the Technology Investment Group. Previously he held a number of Managing Director roles across Croda’s European business. Keith represents Croda as a member of the advisory board for chemistry at the Universities of Nottingham and York, and is a member of the Innovation Strategy Board for Chemistry Innovation. He is a Representative of the Council of the Learning and Teaching Committee, University of Sheffield, and in 2014 was appointed as a Trustee and member of Council at the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Tom Brophy

Mr. Tom Brophy is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Croda International Plc. He was appointed as Secretary to the Board in December 2012. Tom is a solicitor and has responsibility for legal affairs, corporate governance and insurance. Prior to joining Croda, Tom spent seven years at Wolseley plc in a number of legal and governance roles, including as Deputy General Counsel and Company Secretary. Before then he worked as a corporate lawyer at City law firm, Hogan Lovells.

Helena Ganczakowski

Dr. Helena Ganczakowski is Non-Executive Director of Croda International Plc. Dr. Ganczakowski Wealth of experience in consumer marketing and innovative product development. Helena worked for Unilever for 23 years and held senior positions in brand management, consumer marketing and strategy development. Helena has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. External appointments: Helena is a Non-Executive Director of Greggs plc and runs a consulting business working with a range of organisations helping them to develop and implement strategies.

Alan Ferguson

Mr. Alan M. Ferguson is Non-Executive Independent Director of Croda International Plc. He got appointed to the Board in July 2011. He has Extensive international financial management and board experience. Alan was Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Lonmin Plc until December 2010. Prior to that he was Group Finance Director of The BOC Group until 2006. Before then he spent 22 years in a variety of roles at Inchcape plc, including six years as Group Finance Director from 1999. Alan is a Chartered Accountant. He Has been a Non-Executive Director of Johnson Matthey PLC since January 2011 and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of The Weir Group PLC in December 2011. He chairs the Audit Committees at both of these companies and is the Senior Independent Director at Johnson Matthey.

P. Turner

Mr. P. N. N. Turner is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Croda International Plc. He was appointed to the Board in June 2009 and Senior Independent Director since August 2011. Considerable City experience having spent over 35 years as a corporate financier in the UK and USA. Most recently Nigel was the Chairman of Numis Securities Ltd and Deputy Chairman of Numis Corporation plc from December 2005 until his retirement in November 2007. From 2000 until 2005 he was with ABN AMRO with responsibility for the Global Corporate Finance and Global Equities Divisions. Between 1985 and 2000 he was with Lazard Brothers in London and New York where he was Managing Director and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Lazard Group. He is Senior Independent Director of Genus plc since 2008.

Steve Williams

Mr. Steve Williams is Non-Executive Independent Director of Croda International Plc. He got appointed to the Board in July 2010. His Extensive industry, legal and board experience. Steve was General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Unilever plc and Unilever NV from 1986 until 2010. From 2004 until 2010 he was Senior Independent Director of Arriva plc. From 1995 until 2004 he was a Non-Executive Director of Bunzl plc. Since 2008, Steve has been a Non-Executive Director of Whitbread PLC where he is also the Senior Independent Director. In addition, Steve is a Non-Executive Director of Eversheds LLP, an international law firm, and a senior advisor to Spencer Stuart LLP. He is Chairman of the De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust and a member of the Board of Leverhulme Trust and Moorfields NHS Trust.

Cowick Hall

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