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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Turner

67 2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nigel Stein

60 2012 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Adam Walker

48 2014 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Kevin Cummings

53 2016 Chief Executive Aerospace, Executive Director

Phil Swash

52 2016 Chief Executive Driveline, Executive Director

Jos Sclater

43 2016 General Counsel

Kerry Watson

2016 Company Secretary

Anne Stevens

68 2016 Non-Executive Director

Angus Cockburn

52 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tufan Erginbilgic

56 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shonaid Jemmett-Page

55 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Parry-Jones

65 2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Guy Stainer

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Turner

Mr. Michael J. Turner (Mike) is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of GKN plc., since May 3, 2012. He Has extensive experience of the aerospace industry having worked for BAE Systems plc for over 40 years, and as its Chief Executive from 2002 to 2008. Former President of the Aerospace & Defence Industries Association of Europe. Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. External Appointments Chairman of Babcock International Group PLC and non-executive Director of Lazard Ltd. Member of the Government’s Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network.

Nigel Stein

Mr. Nigel M. Stein is Chief Executive, Executive Director of GKN Plc. He Joined GKN in 1994 and held a range of commercial, general management and finance roles, including Group Finance Director and Chief Executive Automotive before becoming Chief Executive in January 2012. Prior to GKN, he gained experience in the commercial vehicle and manufacturing sector and held senior financial positions with Laird Group plc and Hestair Duple Ltd. Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and former non-executive Director of Wolseley plc.

Adam Walker

Mr. Adam C. Walker is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of GKN plc. He is a Former Finance Director of Informa plc from 2008 to 2013 and operationally responsible for the Events Division from 2012 until leaving the group. Prior to this he was Group Finance Director at National Express Group plc from 2003 to 2008, having joined in 2001 as Head of Corporate Development. His early career was spent at Touche Ross, NatWest Markets and, latterly, Arthur Andersen where he held a number of senior finance positions.

Kevin Cummings

Mr. Kevin Cummings has been appointed as Chief Executive Aerospace, Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 8 January 2016. Mr. Cummings was appointed Chief Executive Aerospace in January 2014 and has been a member of the GKN Executive Committee since October 2014. He joined GKN as CEO Aerostructures North America from Alliant Techsystems (ATK) in 2008. Kevin has more than 20 years’ experience in the aerospace industry.

Phil Swash

Mr. Phil Swash has been appointed as Chief Executive Driveline, Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 8 January 2016. Mr. Swash was appointed Chief Executive Driveline in September 2015 and has been a member of the GKN Executive Committee since October 2014. He joined GKN in 2007 as CEO GKN Aerospace Europe having previously worked for Airbus where he was responsible for the wing production of all Airbus aircraft. Prior to taking up his current role, Phil was Chief Executive of the Land Systems division.

Jos Sclater

Mr. Jos Sclater has been appointed as General Counsel of the Company, 6 May 2016. He Joined GKN from AkzoNobel where he was Director of Legal Affairs South Asia and Pacific and Lead M&A Counsel for Asia Pacific. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Imperial Chemical Industries plc (ICI) and held a number of senior legal positions within its headquarters and Asia Pacific operations and ICI’s Quest International business.

Kerry Watson

Mr. Kerry Watson has been appointed as Company Secretary of the Company, effective 6 May 2016. Kerry joined GKN in 2004 and has held the role of Deputy Company Secretary and Head of the Company Secretarial department since 2012.

Anne Stevens

Ms. Anne L. Stevens, Ph.D. has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 July 2016. Anne has extensive experience in the automotive and aerospace industries. Her early career was spent at Exxon Corporation before moving to Ford Motor Company where she undertook a number of roles and was latterly Chief Operating Officer for the Americas. She subsequently became Chairman, CEO and President of Carpenter Technology Corp, a leader in the fabrication of metals used in industrial, aerospace and consumer applications. Anne is currently a non-executive director of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a role she has held since 2002, and XL Group plc, both listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Anglo American plc.

Angus Cockburn

Mr. Angus G. Cockburn is Non-Executive Independent Director of GKN Plc., since January 1, 2013. Currently the Chief Financial Officer of Serco Group plc. He joined Serco in October 2014 from Aggreko plc where he held the role of Chief Financial Officer for 14 years and was latterly Interim Chief Executive. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Pringle Scotland, a division of Dawson International plc. Previously held a number of roles at PepsiCo Inc and was latterly Regional Finance Director for Central Europe. Former non-executive Director of Howden Joinery Group plc and former Chairman of the Group of Scottish Finance Directors. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh.

Tufan Erginbilgic

Mr. Tufan Erginbilgic is Non-Executive Independent Director of GKN plc., since 9 May 2011. Currently Chief Executive, Downstream for BP plc with specific responsibility for the Fuels, Lubricants and Petrochemicals businesses. He joined BP in 1997 and has held a number of senior marketing and operational roles, including Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer of the Fuels business and Chief Executive of the Castrol Lubricants business. His early career was spent at Mobil Oil.

Shonaid Jemmett-Page

Ms. Shonaid Jemmett-Page is Non-Executive Independent Director of GKN plc., since June 1, 2010. Former Chief Operating Officer of CDC Group plc, the UK Government’s development finance institution. Joined CDC from Unilever, where for eight years she was Senior Vice-President Finance and Information, Home and Personal Care, originally in Asia and later for the group as a whole. Her early career was spent at KPMG, latterly as a partner. Former non-executive Director of Havelock Europa plc and Close Brothers Group plc. External Appointments Independent non-executive Director of Amlin plc, APR Energy plc and Greencoat UK Wind plc. Non-executive Director and Vice Chairman of Origo Partners plc.

Richard Parry-Jones

Prof. Richard Parry-Jones is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of GKN Plc., since 3 May 2012. He Has extensive experience of the automotive industry having previously worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years, latterly as Group Vice-President Global Product Development and Group Chief Technical Officer. Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Society of Statistical Science. Former non-executive Director of Cosworth Group Holdings Ltd. Former Chairman of the Welsh Assembly Government Ministerial Advisory Group and former Chairman of the Automotive Council. External Appointments Non-executive Chairman of Network Rail Ltd. Nonexecutive Director of Kelda Eurobond Co Ltd and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd.

Guy Stainer

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