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Essentra PLC (ESNT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Lester

65 2016 Chairman of the Board

Colin Day

61 2011 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Stefan Schellinger

2015 Group Finance Director

Scott Fawcett

2014 Managing Director - Distribution

Hugh Ross

2014 Managing Director, Europe

Brett York

2014 President, Americas

Jon Green

2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

P. Sreekumar

2005 Managing Director - Filter Products / Managing Director, Asia

Gavin Leathem

2014 Group Human Resources Director

Alan Richards

2012 Group Operations Director

Joanna Speed

2011 Corporate Affairs Director

Malcolm Waugh

2012 Group Commercial Director / Managing Director, Health & Personal Care Packaging

Tommy Breen

57 2015 Non-Executive Director

Peter Hill

64 2013 Non-Executive Director

Lorraine Trainer

63 2013 Non-Executive Director

Terry Twigger

66 2014 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Lester

Mr. Paul J. Lester is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Paul is currently Chairman of the FTSE 250 company John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Greenergy - the second largest private company in the UK - and Knight Square Holdings. Between 2002 - 2010, Paul was Chief Executive of the support services company VT Group plc, prior to which he held a variety of increasingly senior operational and strategic roles at a number of publicly-listed companies.

Colin Day

Mr. Colin R. Day is a Chief Executive, Executive Director of Essentra PLC. Prior to joining Essentra, Colin was Chief Financial Officer at Reckitt Benckiser Group plc for over ten years. In addition to leading the finance function there, Colin was instrumental in both mergers and acquisitions activity and the development of group strategy. Before joining Reckitt Benckiser, Colin held a range of senior finance and operational positions at a variety of companies. Non-Executive Director of Meggitt PLC, AMEC Foster Wheeler plc and FM Global. He is Chief Financial Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Aegis Group plc, NonExecutive Director of WPP Group plc, EasyJet plc, Imperial Tobacco Group plc and Cadbury plc.

Stefan Schellinger

Mr. Stefan Schellinger has been appointed as a Group Finance Director of Essentra PLC., with effect from 8 October 2015. He joined Essentra as Corporate Development Director in 2013, He is responsible for determining the Company's strategy, and a Group Management Committee role, including managing the strategic planning process across Essentra's Strategic Business Units to deliver the objectives of Drive for 2020. 2011 - 2013: Finance Director - Emerging Markets, Gilbarco Veeder Root Responsible for the finance organisation and management of a fast-growing emerging markets business, including annual budget setting, monthly reporting and forecasting, financial controls and compliance. 2005 - 2011: Corporate Development Director - Europe, Danaher Corporation Based in Washington DC and London, drove the M&A agenda of the highly-acquisitive and fast-growing Danaher Corporation. Successfully completed more than 25 transactions across Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. 2000 - 2005: Vice President - European Diversified Industrials / Transport, JP Morgan Investment Banking Provided strategic advice to international corporate clients in the European industrials sector, focusing on the origination and execution of M&A and capital markets transactions. 1998 - 2000: MBA in Strategic Management & Finance, University of Chicago 1995 - 1998: Senior Auditor, Arthur Andersen Based in Frankfurt, trained in German and international accounting standards, with a focus on industrial manufacturing clients.

Scott Fawcett

Mr. Scott Fawcett is a Managing Director - Distribution of Essentra PLC. He joined Essentra in 2010 as Managing Director of the European Components business, and was appointed to his current role in January 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Scott was Head of eCommerce at Electrocomponents plc, where he held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and eCommerce positions during his 17-year career there.

Hugh Ross

Mr. Hugh Ross is Managing Director, Europe of Essentra PLC. Hugh Ross joined Essentra in 1999. Before being appointed to his current position in January 2014, Hugh was President of the Speciality Tapes business in the US, prior to which he held increasingly senior roles in the Filter Products and the Packaging & Securing Solutions divisions in North America. Hugh is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and served as an Officer in the British Army.

Brett York

Mr. Brett York is a President, Americas of Essentra PLC. He Brett York joined Essentra in 2001 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the US Components business. Before being appointed to his current role in January 2014, Brett held the position of President of Component Distribution Americas from 2012 and President of the Speciality Tapes business from 2007. Prior to joining Essentra, Brett held a variety of increasingly senior commercial and operational positions at a number of companies, including Industrial Molding Corp., Waddington and PepsiCo.

Jon Green

Mr. Jon Green is a General Counsel, Company Secretary of Essentra PLC. He joined Filtrona in 2005, and was appointed Company Secretary & General Counsel in July 2005. Prior to joining Filtrona, Jon worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of international businesses, including Hays plc and Unilever plc. Jon is a qualified solicitor.

P. Sreekumar

Mr. P. T. Sreekumar is Managing Director - Filter Products / Managing Director, Asia of Essentra PLC. He joined Essentra in 1995, being initially responsible for the Company’s joint venture in India. Before being appointed to his current role in 2005, Sreekumar was Regional Director for Asia Pacific, responsible for the business in Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining Essentra, Sreekumar worked for the Indian tobacco company Godfrey Philips.

Gavin Leathem

Mr. Gavin Leathem is a Group Human Resources Director of Essentra PLC. He joined Essentra as Group Human Resources Director in 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Gavin was Vice President of HR for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Emerson Network Power Systems, before which he was Group HR Director at Chloride Group plc during his 13-year career there. Gavin is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development.

Alan Richards

Mr. Alan Richards is a Group Operations Director of Essentra PLC. He joined Essentra as Group Operations Director in 2012. Prior to joining Essentra, Alan was Senior Director – Manufacturing Excellence at the Mars Group, and has held a number of increasingly senior operational roles in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and mining industries. Since 1 January 2013, Alan has been responsible for the Group’s Health, Safety & Environment practices.

Joanna Speed

Ms. Joanna L. Speed is Corporate Affairs Director of Essentra Plc. Speed joined Essentra in 2011 as Corporate Affairs Director, having previously held the position of Investor Relations Director at Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Scottish & Newcastle plc. Prior to this, Joanna was an equity analyst and worked in investment banking for a number of international banks. Joanna is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen.

Malcolm Waugh

Mr. Malcolm Waugh is Group Commercial Director / Managing Director, Health & Personal Care Packaging of Essentra PLC. He joined Filtrona in 2007 as Managing Director of Payne Tear Tape, and was appointed to his current role in January 2012. Prior to joining Filtrona, Malcolm was Commercial Director at Tetra Pak UK and Ireland, holding a variety of business development and commercial positions during his 18 year career there.

Tommy Breen

Mr. Tommy Breen is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tommy is currently Chief Executive of DCC plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, headquartered in Dublin and with operations in 13 countries. Tommy brings significant experience to Essentra, in particular of growing diverse businesses both organically and via acquisition during his 30-year career with DCC.

Peter Hill

Mr. Peter J. Hill, CBE, is a Non-Executive Director of Essentra PLC. He is currently Chairman of the speciality chemicals business Alent plc, where he also chairs the Nominations Committee. Peter brings a wealth of experience to Essentra, gained in particular in increasingly senior operational and strategic executive roles, and has also served on a number of Boards in a Non-Executive capacity for over 20 years. Chairman of Alent plc, Non-Executive Director of the Royal Air Force. Chief Executive of Laird PLC, Executive Director of Constain Group PLC, Non- Executive Director of Cookson Group plc, Meggitt PLC and Oxford Instruments plc, Non-Executive Board member of UK Trade and Investment.

Lorraine Trainer

Ms. Lorraine Trainer is a Non-Executive Director of Essentra PLC. She began her executive career at Citibank, and has some 20 years’ experience in Human Resources at such blue-chip companies as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts NatWest Group. Lorraine currently combines her Board work with consultancy at and around Board level in Director development. Non-Executive Director of Colt Group S.A. and Jupiter Fund Management plc. Non-Executive Director of Aegis Group plc.

Terry Twigger

Mr. Terry Twigger is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Essentra PLC. Prior thereto, Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He is currently Chief Executive of Meggitt PLC, a designer and manufacturer of high technology products and systems for the international aerospace, defence and energy markets. Terry has considerable acquisition experience and has also held a number of senior finance roles, including having previously been Finance Director at Meggitt. Chief Executive of Meggitt PLC, Director of Lucas plc.