People: James Hardie Industries PLC (JHX)

JHX on New York Consolidated

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10 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hammes

72 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Louis Gries

59 2010 Chief Executive Officer

Donald McGauchie

2007 Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Matthew Marsh

2013 Chief Financial Officer

Sean O'Sullivan

48 2008 Vice President - Investor and Media Relations

Joe Blasko

46 2011 General Counsel

Mark Fisher

42 2010 Executive General Manager - International

Natasha Mercer

2014 Company Secretary

Brian Anderson

62 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Harrison

66 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Littley

51 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Osborne

64 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rudy van der Meer

68 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Steve Ashe

2007 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hammes

Mr. Michael N. Hammes is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). Mr Hammes has commercial experience at a senior executive level. He has held a number of executive positions in the medical products, hardware and home improvement, and automobile sectors, including CEO and Chairman of Sunrise Medical, Inc (2000-2007), Chairman and CEO of Guide Corporation (1998-2000), Chairman and CEO of Coleman Company, Inc (1993-1997), Vice Chairman of Black & Decker Corporation (1992-1993) and various senior executive roles with Chrysler Corporation (1986-1990) and Ford Motor Company (1979-1986). He is Director of Navistar International Corporation (since 1996) and Director of DynaVox Mayer-Johnson (listed in April 2010).

Louis Gries

Mr. Louis Gries is Chief Executive Officer of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He joined James Hardie as Manager of the Fontana fibre cement plant in California in February 1991 and was appointed President of James Hardie Building Products, Inc in December 1993. Mr Gries became Executive Vice President — Operations in January 2003, responsible for operations, sales and marketing in businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. He was appointed Interim CEO in October 2004 and became CEO in February 2005. In April 2012, the Company announced that effective 30 June 2012, Mr Gries would again assume responsibility for managing the US business. Before he joined James Hardie, Mr Gries worked for 13 years for USG Corp, including a variety of roles in research, plant quality and production, and product and plant management. Mr Gries has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, California.

Donald McGauchie

Mr. Donald Gordon McGauchie is Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He joined James Hardie as an independent Non-Executive Director in August 2003 and was appointed Acting Deputy Chairman in February 2007 and Deputy Chairman in April 2007. Mr McGauchie has wide commercial experience within the food processing, commodity trading, finance and telecommunication sectors. He also has public policy experience, having previously held several high-level advisory positions to the Australian Government. He is Chairman (since 2010) and Director (since 2010) of Australian Agricultural Company Limited; Chairman (since 2010) and Director (since 2003) of Nufarm Limited; Director of GrainCorp Limited (since 2009). Former - Chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited (2004-2009). He is Chairman Australian Wool Testing Authority (since 2005) and Director since 1999; Former Director of The Reserve Bank of Australia (2001-2011); resident of Australia.

Matthew Marsh

Mr. Matthew Marsh has been Chief Financial Officer of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since June 24, 2013. After a 16-year career at General Electric Company (GE), he brings a background in financial management, most recently as CFO of GE Healthcare's IT business. His prior roles include appointments as CFO for GE's United States Healthcare Systems and United States Diagnostic Imaging businesses. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Affairs from Syracuse University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Sean O'Sullivan

Mr. Sean O'Sullivan is Vice President - Investor and Media Relations of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since December 2008. For the eight years prior to joining James Hardie, Mr O’Sullivan was Head of Investor Relations at St. George Bank, where he established and led the investor relations function. Mr O’Sullivan’s background includes thirteen years as a fund manager for GIO Asset Management, responsible for domestic and global investments. During this period, he spent time on secondment with a McKinsey and Co. taskforce that completed a study into the Australian financial services industry. Mr O’Sullivan’s final position at GIO was General Manager of Diversified Investments where his responsibilities included determining the asset allocation for over A$10 billion in funds under management. After leaving GIO, Mr O’Sullivan worked for Westpac Banking Corporation in funds management sales. Mr O’Sullivan has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Sydney University and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Joe Blasko

Mr. Joe Blasko, J.D., is General Counsel of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since June 2011. Mr Blasko reports to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).Before joining James Hardie, Mr Blasko was Assistant General Counsel, and later, the General Counsel at Liebert Corporation, an Emerson Network Power Systems company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co. In his four years with Liebert/Emerson, Mr Blasko was responsible for establishing the legal department in Columbus, Ohio, managing and overseeing all legal matters and working closely with the executive management team. In this role, Mr Blasko also had global responsibilities which required experience across multiple jurisdictions. From 2004 to 2006, Mr Blasko was Associate General Counsel at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, serving as the effective “general counsel” to numerous corporate divisions within the organisation. From 1997 to 2004 Mr Blasko gained considerable regulatory and litigation experience working at Vorys, Slater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Ohio. Mr Blasko has a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, with a specialty in Foreign Service, International Relations, Law and Organisations.

Mark Fisher

Mr. Mark Fisher is Executive General Manager - International of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). He joined James Hardie in 1993 as a Production Engineer. Since then, he has worked for the Company as Finishing Manager, Production Manager and Product Manager at various locations; Sales and Marketing Manager; and as General Manager of Europe Fibre Cement business. Mr Fisher was appointed Vice President — Specialty Products in November 2004, then Vice President — Research & Development in December 2005. In February 2008, his role was expanded to cover Engineering & Process Development. In January 2010, he was appointed Executive General Manager – International, responsible for research and development, engineering and the Company’s non-US businesses. Mr Fisher has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Southern California.

Natasha Mercer

Brian Anderson

Mr. Brian Anderson, CPA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since December 2006. Mr Anderson has financial and business experience at both executive and board levels. He has held a variety of senior positions, with thirteen years at Baxter International, Inc, including Corporate Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1997-2004) and, more recently, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of OfficeMax, Inc (2004-2005). Earlier in his career, Mr Anderson was an Audit Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP (1986-1991). He is Chairman (since 2010) and Director (since 2005) of A.M. Castle & Co.; Director of Pulte Homes Corporation (since 2005); Director (since 1999) and Lead Director (since April 2011) of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

David Harrison

Mr. David D. Harrison is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since May 2008. Mr Harrison is an experienced Company director with a finance background, having served in corporate finance roles, international operations and information technology during 22 years with Borg Warner/General Electric Co. His previous experience includes ten years at Pentair, Inc., as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (1994-1996 and 2000-2007) and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer roles at Scotts, Inc. and Coltec Industries, Inc. (1996-2000). He is Director National Oilwell Varco (since 2003); Former – Director Navistar International Corporation (2007-2012).

Alison Littley

Ms. Alison Littley is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since February 2012. Ms Littley has substantial experience in multinational manufacturing and supply chain operations, and she brings a international leadership background building effective management teams and third party relationships. She has held a variety of positions, most recently as Chief Executive of Buying Solutions, a UK Government Agency responsible for procurement of goods and services on behalf of UK government and public sector bodies (2006-2011). She has previously held senior management roles in Diageo plc (1999-2006) and Mars, Inc (1981-1999).

James Osborne

Mr. James Reginald Osborne is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since March 2009. Mr Osborne is an experienced company director with a legal background and a considerable knowledge of international business operations in North America and Europe. His career includes 35 years with the Irish law firm, A&L Goodbody, in roles which included opening the firm’s New York office in 1979 and serving as the firm’s managing partner (1982-1994). He has served as a consultant to the firm since 1994. Mr Osborne also contributed to the listing of Ryanair in London, New York and Dublin and continues to serve on Ryanair’s board. He is Director, Ryanair Holdings plc (since 1996); Former – Chairman, Independent News & Media (2011-2012), Chairman, Newcourt Group plc (2004-2009). He is Chairman, Eason & Son Ltd (since August 2010), Chairman, Centric Health (since 2006); Chairman, Monaghan Mushrooms (since 2012).

Rudy van der Meer

Mr. Rudy M. J. van der Meer is Non-Executive Independent Director of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE), since February 2007. Mr van der Meer is an experienced former executive, with considerable knowledge of international business and the building and construction sector. During his 32-year association with Akzo Nobel N.V., he held a number of senior positions including CEO – Coatings (2000-2005), CEO – Chemicals (1993-2000), and member of the five person Executive Board (1993-2005). He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Imtech N.V. (since 2005); Director LyondellBasell Industries NV (since August 2010); Former – Member of the Supervisory Board of Hagemeyer N.V. (2006-2008). Former Chairman of the Board of Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (2006—2013); Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VGZ Health Insurance (since May 2011); resident of The Netherlands.

Steve Ashe

Steve Ashe joined James Hardie in January 2000 as Vice President Public Affairs and was appointed Vice President Investor Relations of the James Hardie Industries in October 2001, responsible for managing the company’s relationships with the investment market. Before joining James Hardie, Mr Ashe worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and the former Coopers&Lybrand spending ten years specialising in accounting, taxation and business advice and six years on regulation and government matters. He has a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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