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J D Wetherspoon PLC (JDW.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Tim Martin

60 1983 Chairman of the Board

John Hutson

50 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Ben Whitley

37 2014 Interim Finance Director, Executive Director

Nigel Connor

46 2014 Company Secretary and Head of Legal

Su Cacioppo

48 2008 Personnel and Legal Director, Executive Director

David Capstick

54 IT and Property Director

Martin Geoghegan

46 2004 Operations Director

Miles Slade

34 2012 Deputy Operations Director

Harry Morley

51 2016 Non-Executive Director

Richard Beckett

71 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth McMeikan

53 2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Debra van Gene

60 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sally Kenward

Deputy Company Secretary

Biographies

Name Description

Tim Martin

Mr. Tim R. Martin is Chairman of the Board of JD Wetherspoon PLC. He Founded the business in 1979, having previously studied law at Nottingham University and qualified as a barrister. He became chairman in 1983.

John Hutson

Mr. John Hutson is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. He Joined in 1991 and was appointed to the board in 1996. He is a graduate of Exeter University and previously worked with Allied Domecq.

Ben Whitley

Mr. Ben Whitley is Interim Finance Director, Executive Director of the company. He Joined in 1999 after graduating from the University of Durham. Appointed as interim finance director in December 2014. Previous roles for Wetherspoon include retail auditor, cash control manager and financial controller. Qualified as a chartered management accountant in 2012

Nigel Connor

Mr. Nigel Connor is Company Secretary and Head of Legal of the company. He Joined the Company in June 2009 as head of licensing and was subsequently appointed head of legal. He previously acted on the Company’s behalf for several years while working in private practice for McLellans Solicitors and latterly Jeffrey Green Russell Solicitors, in London. Nigel is a graduate of Newcastle University and qualified as a solicitor in 1997.

Su Cacioppo

Ms. Su Cacioppo is Personnel and Legal Director, Executive Director of J D Wetherspoon PLC. She Joined in 1991 and was appointed to the board in 2008. She is a graduate of South Bank University and London Guildhall University and previously worked for Courage Limited and Allied Leisure. She worked in several operational roles in the Company, before being appointed as personnel director in 1999 and personnel and legal director in 2006.

David Capstick

Mr. David Capstick is IT and Property Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. He Joined in 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Surrey. He previously worked for Allied Domecq, as well as working in other areas of the hospitality industry, such as hotels and outside catering companies. He was appointed to the management board in 2003.

Martin Geoghegan

Mr. Martin Geoghegan is Operations Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. He Joined in May 1994, having previously worked for Safeway plc. He worked in several operational roles, before being appointed as operations director in 2004.

Miles Slade

Mr. Miles Slade serves as Deputy Operations Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. He Joined in December 2000 as a bar associate. He worked in several pub and operational roles, before being appointed as deputy operations director in January 2012.

Harry Morley

Mr. Harry Morley is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Harry is chairman of the audit committee and a non executive director of The Mercantile Investment Trust PLC. Until April 2016 he was CEO of Armajaro Asset Management and until May 2016 he was a non executive director and chair of the audit committee of Bibendum Wine Holdings Limited. Earlier in his career he was co-founder and CFO of the restaurant business Tragus Holdings, and prior to that he worked in the shipping industry for P&O. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse.

Richard Beckett

Sir. Richard Beckett, Q.C. is Non-Executive Independent Director of JD Wetherspoon Plc. He Appointed to the board in 2009 and is the nomination committee’s chair and a member of the audit and remuneration committees. He was called to the bar in 1965 and took silk in 1987. He was one of the pre-eminent practitioners in regulatory and licensing matters.

Elizabeth McMeikan

Ms. Elizabeth McMeikan is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. She Appointed to the board in 2005 and is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees. She is a graduate of Cambridge University. She is a non-executive director of UNITE plc, Flybe plc and chairs the Moat Housing Association. She also sits on the board of two privately owned companies. Elizabeth previously worked for Tesco plc for 12 years, in a wide variety of commercial and operational roles, both in the UK and overseas.

Debra van Gene

Ms. Debra van Gene is Non-Executive Independent Director of JD Wetherspoon PLC. She Appointed to the board in 2006 and is the remuneration committee chair and a member of the audit and nomination committees. Debra is also a Lay Commissioner with the Judicial Appointments Commission. She previously held senior board positions in privately held communications companies, before joining the executive search industry. She was a partner at Heidrick and Struggles Inc and ran her own executive search firm. She is a graduate of Oxford University.

Sally Kenward

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