People: Manchester United PLC (MANU.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Avram Glazer

50 Executive Co-Chairman of the Board

Joel Glazer

46 Executive Co-Chairman of the Board

Edward Woodward

41 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Bolingbroke

48 Chief Operating Officer

Richard Arnold

42 2013 Group Managing Director, Director

Jamieson Reigle

36 2012 Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Bryan Glazer

48 2012 Director

Edward Glazer

43 2012 Director

Kevin Glazer

51 2012 Director

Darcie Kassewitz

45 2012 Director

John Hooks

57 2012 Independent Director

Robert Leitao

50 Independent Director

Manu Sawhney

46 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Avram Glazer

Mr. Avram A. Glazer is Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of Manchester United PLC. He is currently a director of Red Football Limited and Co-Chairman of Manchester United Limited. Mr. Glazer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Zapata Corporation, a US public company between from March 1995 to July 2009 and Chairman of the board of Zapata Corporation from March 2002 to July 2009. Mr. Glazer received a business degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1982. He received a law degree from American University, Washington College of Law in 1985.

Joel Glazer

Mr. Joel Glazer is Executive Co-Chairman of the Board of Manchester United PLC. He is currently a director of Red Football Limited and Co-Chairman of Manchester United Limited. Mr. Glazer is Co-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mr. Glazer is a member of the NFL Finance and International Committees. Mr. Glazer graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., in 1989 with a bachelor's degree.

Edward Woodward

Mr. Edward Woodward is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Manchester United PLC. Mr. Woodward assumed the responsibilities vacated by David Gill when Mr. Gill stepped down as Chief Executive Officer on 30 June 2013, however Mr. Woodward's job title remained Executive Vice Chairman of the Company upon assumption of such responsibilities. He was appointed to our board of directors on 30 April 2012. He is also director of Manchester United Merchandising Limited and MUTV Limited and is on the Marketing Committee of the European Clubs Association. On joining the club in 2005 he initially managed the capital structure of the group and advised on the overall financial business plan. In 2007 he assumed responsibility for the commercial and media operations and developed and implemented a new overall commercial strategy for the club. This resulted in a new structured approach to commercializing the brand, including developing the sponsorship strategy, led out of the London office. Mr. Woodward formerly worked as a senior investment banker within J.P. Morgan's international mergers and acquisitions team between 1999 and 2005. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Woodward worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Accounting and Tax Advisory department between 1993 and 1999. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Bristol University in 1993 and qualified for his Chartered Accountancy in 1996.

Michael Bolingbroke

Mr. Michael Bolingbroke is Chief Operating Officer of Manchester United PLC. He is responsible for ticketing, hospitality, match and non-matchday operations, club secretarial functions, property management and corporate services including finance, human resources, legal and information technology. He is also a board member of MUTV Limited and a trustee on the board of the Club's Pension Fund. Effective 1 July 2013, Mr. Bolingbroke became a Director of the Company upon the departure of Mr. Gill from the board of directors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bolingbroke was previously the Senior Vice President, Shows at Cirque du Soleil, where he worked from March 2001 to April 2007 managing the strategy, profitability and operations of the Company's global business comprising fixed and touring shows. Prior to joining Cirque du Soleil, Mr. Bolingbroke was the Senior Vice President, Operations at the Jim Henson Company, where he worked from July 1992 to March 2001. Mr. Bolingbroke was also on the board of Manchester United Merchandising Limited (Manchester United Limited's joint venture partnership with Nike) from 9 October 2007 to 25 May 2010. Mr. Bolingbroke received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Reading University in 1987 and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School in 2001. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1991.

Richard Arnold

Mr. Richard Arnold is Group Managing Director, Director of Manchester United PLC. In his capacity as Group Managing Director, Mr. Arnold will oversee all commercial and operational aspects of the Company. Prior to 1 July 2013 Mr. Arnold was our Group Commercial Director and he was responsible for the management and growth of the Company's sponsorship business, retail, merchandising, apparel & product licensing business, and new media & mobile business. In this capacity he was nominated for SportBusiness International's Sports innovator of the year list in 2011. Mr. Arnold is on the board of Manchester United Merchandising Limited and MUTV Limited. Mr. Arnold was previously Deputy Managing Director of InterVoice Ltd responsible for the international channel sales and marketing division of InterVoice Inc., a NASDAQ listed technology company, between 2002 and 2007. He was nominated as a finalist for Young Director of the Year by the United Kingdom Institute of Directors in 2004 and 2005. Prior to InterVoice, he worked at Global Crossing Europe Ltd, a company in the technology sector, on its restructure between 1999 and 2002. Prior to this he was a senior manager in the telecommunications and media practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1993 to 1999, including working on the privatization of the Saudi Telecommunications Corporation and the Initial Public Offering of Orange in the United Kingdom. He received an honors Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bristol University in 1993 and received his Chartered Accountancy qualification in 1996.

Jamieson Reigle

Mr. Jamieson Reigle is Managing Director, Asia Pacific of Manchester United PLC. He is responsible for the management and growth of the Company's businesses in the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Reigle joined Manchester United in 2007 and previously served as Director of Corporate Development with responsibility for the Company's capital structure, investor relations and growth strategy. Prior to Manchester United Limited, Mr. Reigle worked in private equity with The Carlyle Group and in investment banking with J.P. Morgan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Bryan Glazer

Mr. Bryan Glazer serves as the Director of Manchester United PLC. He is currently a director of Red Football Limited and Manchester United Limited. He is the Co-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also serves on the NFL's Digital Media Committee. Mr. Glazer serves on the board of directors of the Glazer Children's Museum. He received a bachelor's degree from the American University in Washington, D.C., in 1986 and received his law degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1989.

Edward Glazer

Mr. Edward S. Glazer is Director of Manchester United PLC. He is currently a non-executive director of Red Football Limited. He is Co-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Co-Chairman of First Allied Corporation. Mr. Glazer is also the co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation. Mr. Glazer received a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in 1992.

Kevin Glazer

Mr. Kevin Glazer serves as the Director of Manchester United PLC. He is currently a director of Red Football Limited and a director of Manchester United Limited. He is currently the Co-Chairman of First Allied Corporation. Mr. Glazer graduated from Ithaca College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Darcie Kassewitz

Ms. Darcie Glazer Kassewitz serves as the Director of Manchester United PLC. She is currently a director of Red Football Limited. Ms. Glazer is the Co-President of the Glazer Family Foundation. She graduated cum laude from the American University in 1990 and received a law degree in 1993 from Suffolk Law School.

John Hooks

Mr. John Hooks has been appointed as the Independent Director of Manchester United PLC. He has been working in the luxury fashion industry for over 30 years. He has held positions in some of the sector's most influential companies. Having graduated from Oxford University in 1978, he entered the fashion industry through Gruppo Finanziario Tessile S.p.A. (GFT) in Turin, Italy, a company with which he remained for 14 years, holding a variety of positions, including that of Commercial Director for Valentino, President, CIDAT USA, in New York and finally as Commercial Director for GFT Asia. In this role, from 1988 to 1994, he was responsible for the establishment of GFT's regional subsidiary companies and the distribution network in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, as well as mainland China (one of the first foreign fashion companies to be present in the country) for brands including Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Claude Montana, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro, Trussardi and Pierre Cardin. In 1995, he joined Jil Sander A.G. in Hamburg, Germany, initially as Commercial Director for Europe and Asia, before assuming global responsibility, when he was appointed Commercial and Retail Director in 1998. In 2000, Mr. Hooks was recruited by Giorgio Armani S.p.A. as Group Commercial and Marketing Director, based at the company's Milan headquarters. In this role, he was charged with the expansion of the company's global wholesale and retail network. He later assumed the role of deputy managing director and subsequently that of deputy chairman of the Armani group. In August 2011, he became the Group President of Ralph Lauren Europe and the Middle East.

Robert Leitao

Mr. Robert Leitao serves as the Independent Director of Manchester United PLC. He is currently Head of Rothschild's Global Financing Advisory business based in the UK. Mr. Leitao joined Rothschild in 1998 as a director and was appointed managing director in 2000, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions in 2001 and Head of UK Investment Banking in 2008. Prior to joining Rothschild, Mr. Leitao worked for Morgan Grenfell & Co. Limited in London, where he was appointed a Director in 1995. He also serves as a Trustee for The Pennies Foundation. Mr. Leitao received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of London in 1984. He received his Chartered Accountancy qualification in 1988.

Manu Sawhney

Mr. Manu Sawhney serves as the Independent Director of Manchester United PLC. With over 22 years of rich experience in the Asian media, entertainment and consumer products industry, Mr. Sawhney was in his last role the Managing Director of ESPN STAR Sports (ESS), a 50:50 joint venture for Asia between Disney and News Corp and reported directly to the Board and was responsible for the overall business leadership & P&L of the company across 24 countries in Asia. Mr. Sawhney led ESS's growth and expansion across multiple platforms in various local markets across Asia including business expansion in Taiwan, start-up of a new joint venture in Korea, consolidation of business in China and securing long terms strategic partnerships in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Prior to heading ESS's Asia operations, Mr. Sawhney served as the Executive Vice President of Programming/EMG/Marketing/ Network Presentation, wherein he negotiated and secured various multi-year renewals of key global and regional rights & affiliate deals totaling billions of dollars. Mr. Sawhney also previously served as the Managing Director of ESS's South Asia business based out of India. Before joining ESS, he worked for 3 years with ITC Global Holdings, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco. After completing his engineering degree, Mr. Sawhney worked at Eicher Motors, a leading Indian farm equipment company. Mr. Sawhney holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, and received his Masters in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India. Mr. Sawhney also serves as a member of the 28th S. E. Asia Games Steering Committee.
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