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FirstGroup PLC (FGROF.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wolfhart Hauser

66 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Timothy O'Toole

60 2012 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Matthew Gregory

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Robert Welch

2014 Company Secretary

Mick Barker

2012 Non-Executive Employee Director

Warwick Brady

52 2014 Non-Executive Director

Imelda Walsh

51 2014 Non-Executive Director

Drummond Hall

66 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Brian Wallace

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Winestock

63 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wolfhart Hauser

Mr. Wolfhart G. Hauser has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company July 16, 2015. He has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Designate of the Company effective May 18, 2015. Since March 2005 Wolfhart Hauser has been the CEO of Intertek Group plc, the international quality and safety services provider and FTSE 100 constituent, having previously served there as a Non-Executive Director from November 2002. He will step down from the CEO role and from the board on 15 May 2015. Prior to his roles at Intertek, Wolfhart spent four years as CEO and President of TÜV SÜD, the largest technical service and assurance organisation in Germany, whose operations include the provision of safety services from consulting, testing, certification and training across a wide range of road and rail transportation such as rolling stock, signalling systems and infrastructure. Prior to that he established and led its international commercial services unit TÜV Product Service for 10 years. In addition to his executive experience, Wolfhart has held non-executive director roles in several publicly listed companies. Wolfhart is a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and a Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. He was a Non-Executive Director of Logica plc from 2007 to 2012. Wolfhart studied medicine (Dr Hauser achieved his MD from the Technical University Munich) and began his career with various research activities, before taking on increasingly senior managerial and entrepreneurial responsibilities.

Timothy O'Toole

Mr. Timothy T. O'Toole, CBE,J.D., is Chief Executive, Executive Director of FirstGroup Plc. He was appointed to the Board in 2009 and became Chief Executive in 2010. Tim brings to the Board a wealth of international transport management experience gained over a number of years in the sector. Prior to joining the Company, he was Managing Director, London Underground, having previously been at Transport for London, and prior to which he was President and Chief Executive of Consolidated Rail Corporation. He is a Non-Executive Director of CSX Corporation, a rail freight transportation company in North America.

Matthew Gregory

Mr. Matthew Gregory has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company, with effect from 1 December 2015. He has been Group Finance Director since 2012 for Essentra plc, a leading global provider of essential components and solutions and a FTSE 250 constituent. He joined the company in 2003 (when it was a division of Bunzl plc) as Finance Director of the Moss Plastic Parts business and, following it becoming Filtrona plc, became Finance Director of the Protection & Finishing Products division in 2006. Between 2010 and 2012, Matthew was Corporate Development Director for the company where he played a key role in the development of its 'Vision 2015' strategy and in building its mergers and acquisitions capability. Prior to joining Essentra, Matthew worked for The Rank Group plc in a number of senior finance roles. Matthew's career began at Ernst & Young in 1989, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Robert Welch

Mr. Robert Welch is Company Secretary of the Company. Robert joins FirstGroup plc from Kazakhmys plc where he was Company Secretary. Previously he held senior company secretarial positions with Kwik Save Group plc and BPB plc.

Mick Barker

Mr. Mick Barker is Non-Executive Employee Director of FirstGroup PLC. He has been a railwayman for 39 years and is currently employed as a train driver for First Greater Western Limited, one of the Group’s train operating companies.

Warwick Brady

Mr. Warwick Brady has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective June 26, 2014. He is Chief Operations Officer of easyJet plc, joining in May 2009. He is part of the management team responsible for significantly improving the airline's financial and operating performance, including achieving industry-leading punctuality levels as well as the introduction of important customer innovations. He has significant experience leading low cost airlines - he was Chief Executive of Indonesian airline Mandala, and previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of Air Deccan in India and Deputy Operations Director at Ryanair.

Imelda Walsh

Ms. Imelda Walsh has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective June 26, 2014. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committees of William Hill plc, Mitchells & Butlers plc and Mothercare plc. She was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Sainsbury's Bank plc from 2006 to 2010. Imelda has held senior executive roles at J Sainsbury plc, where she was Group HR Director from March 2004 to July 2010, Barclays Bank plc and Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Limited.

Drummond Hall

Mr. Drummond Hall has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective June 26, 2014. Drummond was formerly Chief Executive of Dairy Crest Group plc, prior to which his career was spent with Procter and Gamble, Mars and PepsiCo. He has also been Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers plc.

Brian Wallace

Mr. Brian G. Wallace ACA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of FirstGroup Plc. He has held executive board positions within a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 organisations, most recently as Group Finance Director of Ladbrokes plc. Prior to rejoining Ladbrokes he was Group Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Hilton Group. A chartered accountant, he began his career at Price Waterhouse and went on to perform senior finance roles at Geest, APV and Schlumberger. He previously served as a Non-Executive Director at Scottish & Newcastle plc, Hays plc, Merlin Entertainment and Miller Group.

James Winestock

Mr. James F. Winestock, Jr., is Non-Executive Independent Director of FirstGroup Plc. He served in a number of senior roles and was a member of the management committee during his career at United Parcel Service, Inc., distribution company and in supply chain solutions. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and Director of US operations and global security with responsibility for all US operations and 360,000 employees. He is a Non-Executive Director of YRC Worldwide, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and one of the transportation service providers in the world, and also serves on the Board of two not-for-profit organisations in the US.