People: James Hardie Industries PLC (JHX)

JHX on New York Consolidated

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17 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hammes

72 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Louis Gries

60 2010 Chief Executive Officer

Donald McGauchie

64 2007 Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Matthew Marsh

39 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Sean O'Sullivan

48 2008 Vice President, Vice Chairman of the Board, IR Contact Officer

Joe Blasko

47 2011 General Counsel

Mark Fisher

43 2010 Executive General Manager - International

Sean Gadd

41 2013 Executive General Manager-North Division

Ryan Sullivan

40 2013 Executive General Manager-South Division

Natasha Mercer

2014 Company Secretary

Russell Chenu

64 2014 Non-Executive Director

Brian Anderson

63 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Harrison

66 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Littley

52 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Osborne

64 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rudy van der Meer

69 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 extensive 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).

Louis Gries

Mr. Louis Gries is Chief Executive Officer of James Hardie Industries plc., (Formerly Known As James Hardie Industries SE). Louis Gries 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 our 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 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, USA and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, USA.

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). Donald McGauchie 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. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Experience: Mr McGauchie has wide commercial experience within the food processing, commodity trading, finance and telecommunication sectors. He also has extensive public policy experience, having previously held several high-level advisory positions to the Australian Government.

Matthew Marsh

Mr. Matthew Marsh joined James Hardie as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) in June 2013. As CFO he oversees the company’s overall financial activities, including accounting, tax, treasury, performance and competitor analysis, internal audit and financial operations. Mr Marsh is also responsible for the company’s technology and information systems. After a 16-year career at General Electric Company (“GE”), Mr Marsh brings a strong background in financial management. Before joining James Hardie, Mr Marsh most recently served as CFO of GE Healthcare’s IT business. Prior to being named CFO of GE Healthcare IT, Mr Marsh oversaw the finance operations for GE Healthcare’s U.S. Healthcare Systems and U.S. Diagnostic Imaging businesses. Prior to those appointments Mr Marsh travelled globally with the GE Internal Audit Staff gaining extensive experience in several industries including appliances, information services, distribution and supply, aviation, plastics, financial services, capital markets and health care, across more than twenty countries. Mr Marsh has graduated from GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP). Mr Marsh has a MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, USA and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Public Affairs from Syracuse University, USA 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 major 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, Australia and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia.

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. Joe Blasko joined James Hardie as General Counsel in 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 expertise 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 expertise working at Vorys, Slater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Ohio. Mr Blasko has a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, USA, with a specialty in 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). Mark Fisher 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 our 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 the Company’s non-US businesses in Australia, NZ, Philippines and Europe. Mr Fisher has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Southern California, USA.

Sean Gadd

Sean Gadd BEng, MBA is appointed as Executive General Manager-North Division in September 2013 with full P&L responsibility for the Northern Division. Sean Gadd joined James Hardie in 2004 as a Regional Engineering Manager for the Asia Pacific business, and progressed to Plant Manager for both the Carole Park and Rosehill facilities in Australia. Mr Gadd then moved to the US in 2006 to take the role of Manufacturing Manager for Trim and various manufacturing facilities across the US. In 2009 he ran the US trim business for James Hardie with responsibility for both Manufacturing and Sales, followed by a brief assignment leading Supply Chain. In 2011, Mr Gadd was promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for the Western USA and Canada. Over the next year, his role was expanded to include the Midwest and Northeast of the USA.Mr Gadd has a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Management and an executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Australia.

Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan BSc, MS, MBA is the Executive General Manager-South Division of James Hardie Industries PLC. Ryan Sullivan joined James Hardie in 2004 as the ColorPlus Manufacturing Manager. Since then, he has worked for the Company as Director of Global R&D and Engineering Services and Director of North America Supply Chain. In 2012, he became Director of the ColorPlus Business Unit, with product line responsibility for the North American ColorPlus business. In 2013, he was appointed to the James Hardie Management Team as Executive General Manager of the Southern Division with full P&L responsibility. Before joining James Hardie, Mr Sullivan was a senior manager at Marconi Communications where he held numerous positions and had global responsibility. He has also worked in the fields of nuclear power and advanced robotics. Mr Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Engineering Design from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz School, USA. James

Natasha Mercer

Ms. Natasha Mercer is the Company Secretary of James Hardie Industries PLC.

Russell Chenu

Mr. Russell Chenu has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of James Hardie Industries Plc., with effect from 15 August 2014. Mr Chenu, who retired as Chief Financial Officer of James Hardie Industries plc in November 2013 after nine years with the company, is an experienced corporate and finance executive who held senior finance and management positions with a number of Australian publicly-listed companies across a range of industries. In a number of these senior roles, he was engaged in significant strategic business planning and business change, including several turnarounds, new market expansions and management leadership initiatives.Mr Chenu has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia. Commenting on the appointment, James Hardie’s Chairman, Michael Hammes said ‘Russell brings more than 20 years' board experience as CFO across a range of industries and has a deep understanding of James Hardie, which will be a valuable addition to the James Hardie Board. Mr Chenu is currently a director of ASX listed entities: Leighton Holdings Limited and Metro Performance Glass Limited. Yours faithfully Natasha Mercer Company Secretary.

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. Mr Anderson has extensive 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).

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 10 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).

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 strong 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). She serves on the Board of Weightmans LLP, a UK law firm.

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 strong legal background and a considerable knowledge of international business operations in North America and Europe. His career includes 35 years with the leading 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.

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 of Coatings (2000-2005), CEO of Chemicals (1993-2000), and member of the five person Executive Board (1993-2005).

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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Hammes

542,499

Louis Gries

11,649,500

Donald McGauchie

240,966

Matthew Marsh

1,597,760

Sean O'Sullivan

1,213,560

Joe Blasko

552,426

Mark Fisher

2,076,740

Sean Gadd

1,066,210

Ryan Sullivan

--

Natasha Mercer

--

Russell Chenu

1,902,760

Brian Anderson

--

David Harrison

--

Alison Littley

--

James Osborne

--

Rudy van der Meer

--

Steve Ashe

--
As Of 30 Mar 2014
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