People: Home Retail Group PLC (HOME.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Coombe

69 2012 Non-Executive Chairman, Director

John Walden

53 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Richard Ashton

46 2006 Finance Director, Executive Director

Greg Ball

2009 Managing Director - Customer and Financial Services

Paul Loft

Managing Director - Homebase

Julie Elder

2012 Human Resources Director

Peter Connor

Information Systems Director

Maria Thompson

Commercial and supply chain Director

Gordon Bentley

Company Secretary

Mike Darcey

48 2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Jacqueline de Rojas

50 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ian Durant

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Catherine Keers

49 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Willis

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Coombe

Mr. John D. Coombe is Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Home Retail Group plc., since July 4, 2012. John held a number of senior financial roles within Charterhouse Group and Charter Consolidated before joining Glaxo Holdings in 1986. Appointed to the board in 1992, he was ultimately Chief Financial Officer of GlaxoSmithKline for five years before retiring in 2005. He joined the GUS board in 2005 and became the Senior Independent Director of Home Retail Group in October 2006 and Chairman in 2012. He is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings, Chairman of Hogg Robinson Group and a former member of the Code Committee of the Panel of Takeover and Mergers and of the UK Accounting Standards Board.

John Walden

Mr. John Walden has been appointed as Chief Executive,Executive Director of Home Retail Group PLC., with effective 14 March 2014. He started his retail career in the 1990s as Chief Operating Officer of Peapod, a pioneer in online supermarket retailing.He joined Best Buy in 1999 as President of its internet and direct channels division and also served as Executive Vice President, Human Capital and Leadership, and ultimately as Executive Vice President of its Customer Business Group. John later moved to Sears where he led marketing, merchandising and the internet, catalogue and home services divisions. He joined Argos as Managing Director in February 2012 and was appointed Chief Executive of Home Retail Group on 14 March 2014.

Richard Ashton

Mr. Richard Ashton is Finance Director, Executive Director of Home Retail Group plc. Richard started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he trained as a chartered accountant, and joined GE in 1994, spending eight years in a variety of positions including Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital’s pan-European equipmentfinancing business, assistant to GE Capital’s Chief Financial Officer in the US and various finance roles in the UK. He joined Argos Retail Group as Finance Director in 2001 and, in October 2006, became Finance Director of Home Retail Group.

Greg Ball

Mr. Greg Ball is Managing Director - Customer and Financial Services of Home Retail Group Plc. He started his career at Courtaulds Plc. In 1988 he joined Littlewoods where he spent 17 years and held a variety of positions. These included Marketing Director, Group E-Commerce Director and Managing Director of Littlewoods Finance Co. Greg joined Home Retail Group in November 2004 as Managing Director of Financial Services. In March 2009, he assumed additional responsibility covering Customer Services and Home Delivery across the retail brands.

Paul Loft

Mr. Paul Loft is Managing Director - Homebase of Home Retail Group Plc. Paul has more than 25 years experience in retailing in both finance and general management roles. His early career was spent in the Burton Group where he held senior finance roles in a number of areas including Group Planning Controller and Finance Director of Burton Menswear and ultimately Finance Director of Debenhams. He has been Managing Director of Shoe Express and Shoe City, the GUS Home Shopping businesses and for the last eight years, Managing Director of Homebase, within Home Retail Group.

Julie Elder

Peter Connor

Mr. Peter Connor is Information Systems Director of Home Retail Group Plc. He started his career with CAP (UK) Limited, a software house, where he trained in information systems. He then spent five years with Mars Group Services before joining Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Ltd in 1987 where he held a variety of senior systems roles. Pete joined Argos in 1997 and shortly after was appointed Information Systems Director. In October 2006 he became Group IS Director of Home Retail Group.

Maria Thompson

Ms. Maria Thompson is Commercial and Supply chain Director of Home Retail Group Plc. She joined Argos in 1990 and has held a variety of roles, and was appointed Commercial Director, Argos Retail Group in 2003 and subsequently Commercial Director, Home Retail Group in 2006. Prior to joining Argos, Maria had worked in various marketing, buying and product management roles in the Young & Rubicon Group, Boots the Chemist and Associated British Foods.

Gordon Bentley

Mr. Gordon Bentley is Company Secretary of Home Retail Group Plc. He started his career as a solicitor with Dundas & Wilson and Dickson Minto. In 1998 he joined Standard Chartered and held a number of roles including senior management positions in legal and compliance, the group chief executive's office and government relations, and company secretary. In 2004 he joined GUS as Company Secretary. He was appointed Company Secretary of Home Retail Group in October 2006.

Mike Darcey

Mr. Mike Darcey is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Home Retail Group plc., since July 4, 2012. Mike took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of NI Group Ltd in January 2013 following 15 years with BSkyB, where he had been Chief Operating Officer since 2006. Prior to BSkyB Mike was an economic advisor with a number of consulting companies including Lexecon, Putnam Hayes & Bartlett and KPMG, working across a wide range of industries, with particular focus on entertainment and telecommunications. Mike joined Home Retail Group in April 2010 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in July 2012.

Jacqueline de Rojas

Ms. Jacqueline de Rojas is Non-Executive Independent Director of Home Retail Group PLC., since December 5, 2012. Jacqueline is the Vice President and General Manager of CA United Kingdom & Ireland.She sits on the board of techUK and is a judge on the Women in Technology and EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Jacqueline is also a member of the Prince's Trust Technology Leadership Group. Jacqueline joined the Home Retail Group Board in December 2012.

Ian Durant

Mr. Ian C. Durant is Non-Executive Independent Director of Home Retail Group PLC., since July 6, 2011. Ian is a former Finance Director of Liberty International (renamed Intu Properties) and is Chairman of Capital & Counties Properties and a Non-Executive Director of both Greene King and Greggs. In his earlier career he worked for Hanson and Jardine Matheson and was Finance Director of Hongkong Land, Dairy Farm International and Thistle Hotels and Chief Finance Officer of SeaContainers.Ian joined the Home Retail Group Board in July 2011.

Catherine Keers

Ms. Catherine Jane Keers is Non-Executive Independent Director of Home Retail Group plc., since September 1, 2011. Cath started her retail career with Thorn EMI and, after marketing and business development roles at Sky TV, Avon and Next, joined the BT Group in 1996, holding a number of commercial roles, including Marketing Director O2. She is a Non-Executive Director of Telefonica O2 Europe, the Royal Mail Group and LV=. Cath joined the Home Retail Group Board in September 2011.She is a Non-Executive Director of Telefonica O2 Europe, the Royal Mail Group and LV=. Cath joined the Home Retail Group Board in September 2011.

Mark Willis

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