People: Marks and Spencer Group PLC (MKS.L)

MKS.L on London Stock Exchange

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22 May 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Swannell

2011 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Marc Bolland

56 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

56 2013 Executive Director - Marketing and Business Development, Director

John Dixon

46 2012 Executive Director - General Merchandise, Director

Steve Rowe

2012 Executive Director - Food, Director

Laura Wade-Gery

47 2011 Executive Director - Multi-channel E-commerce, Director

Amanda Mellor

51 2009 Group Secretary, Head - Corporate Governance

Alison Brittain

2014 Non-Executive Director

Richard Solomons

2015 Non-Executive Director

Manvinder Banga

59 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Miranda Curtis

59 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Martha Fox

40 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Halford

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Majda Rainer

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Biographies

Name Description

Robert Swannell

Mr. Robert W. A. Swannell is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. He is a Chartered Accountant and Barrister. He possesses a knowledge of many different business sectors, banking and the City acquired over a 33 year career in investment banking and government and regulatory experience from roles with BIS, the Take-Over Appeal Board and the FCA. His board experience covers a diverse range of industries including retail, private equity and real estate. His leadership in the area of governance continues to promote robust debate and drive a culture of openness in the boardroom. Robert was previously Senior Independent Director of both British Land and 3i Group and Chairman of HMV. Other roles: Chairman of Governing body of Rugby School, Trustee of Kew Foundation.

Marc Bolland

Mr. Marc J. Bolland is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC since May 1, 2010. He joined M&S from Morrisons where, as CEO, he led the development and implementation of its long-term strategy. Prior to this, Marc built up consumer marketing and international experience at Heineken NV, which he joined in 1987. He was appointed to Heineken’s Board in 2001, with responsibility for global marketing and the regions of Western Europe, the USA, Latin America and North Africa, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2005. As CEO, Marc continues to work with the Board in developing and implementing strategy to become an international, multi-channel retailer. Other roles: Non-executive director of Manpower Inc, USA, Honorary Vice President of UNICEF UK and Director of the Consumer Goods Forum.

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne

Mr. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is appointed as Executive Director - Marketing and Business Development, Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc effective July 9, 2013. Patrick joined M&S in September 2012 as Director of Strategy implementation and Business Development and has played a key role in creating the new marketing strategy for Womenswear. His experience of the consumer goods industry was built up over a career spanning more than 25 years, with 15 years spent in senior global brand management positions in London, Paris and New York. He joined Estée Lauder in 1989 as Vice President and General Manager of Aramis International and was appointed to Lauder’s executive committee in 1998. Patrick became Group President of the Estée Lauder Companies in 2001, stepping down in 2008 to pursue opportunities in the internet and new technology fields. Other roles: Non-executive director of Brown-Forman Inc.

John Dixon

Mr. John Dixon is Executive Director - General Merchandise, Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC., since October 1, 2012. He has a wide range of retail and product experience acquired from across the business. John began his career with M&S in store management in 1986 before moving to Paris, where he spent three years in various commercial roles at M&S’ European stores and Paris Head Office. He joined the UK Head Office as a Food Buyer before progressing to Category Manager for Fresh Produce. John has held a range of senior roles including Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive, Director of M&S Direct and Director of Home. He became Director of Food in July 2008 and was appointed Executive Director, Food in 2009, moving to Executive Director, General Merchandise in October 2012.

Steve Rowe

Mr. Steve Rowe is Executive Director - Food, Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc since October 1, 2012. he joined M&S in 1989 and progressed through a variety of roles within store management before moving to Head Office in 1992. He has acquired considerable experience from senior positions across the Group. Steve spent seven years in Menswear, during which he held a number of roles including Head of Merchandising, prior to his appointment as Director of Home in 2004. He was appointed Director of Retail in 2008 and Director of Retail and E-commerce in 2009, briefly reverting to Director of Retail in 2011 before his appointment to the Board in 2012. His other role is Director, Strategic Board of the New West End Company.

Laura Wade-Gery

Ms. Laura Wade-Gery is Executive Director - Multi-channel E-commerce, Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC since July 4, 2011. She has considerable retail and consumer experience, including e-commerce knowledge acquired from her previous roles at Tesco plc, including Chief Executive Officer of Tesco.com and Tesco Direct. Laura continues to drive the improvement and modernisation of e-commerce and multi-channel capabilities. She was previously a non-executive director of Trinity Mirror plc and has held a variety of roles at Gemini Consulting and Kleinwort Benson. Her other roles are Trustee of Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited, Member of the Government’s Digital Advisory Board and a Trustee of Aldeburgh Music.

Amanda Mellor

Ms. Amanda Mellor is Group Secretary, Head - Corporate Governance of Marks and Spencer Group PLC since July 8, 2009. She was appointed a non-executive director of Kier Group on 1 December 2011.

Alison Brittain

Ms. Alison Brittain has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., with effective 1 January 2014. She is currently Group Director for the Retail Division of Lloyds Banking Group plc. She brings significant financial and commercial experience combined with considerable knowledge of running customer facing retail branch networks. Alison will join the Nomination Committee on her appointment. Brittain was appointed Group Director, Retail at Lloyds in 2012 having joined from Santander in 2011, where she was Executive Director, Retail. Prior to that Alison spent nearly 20 years with Barclays, including director of the Barclays and Woolwich retail networks and managing director of Barclays Business Banking. .

Richard Solomons

Mr. Richard Solomons is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard is currently Chief Executive Officer of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Richard joined IHG (and its predecessor and affiliated companies) in 1992 and worked in a number of senior roles, including operational, across the business until his appointment to the Board of IHG as Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He was appointed CEO in July 2011. Richard will bring strong commercial, financial, consumer, branding and global experience to the M&S Board.

Manvinder Banga

Mr. Marvinder Singh (Vindi) Banga is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. He was employed in a number of senior roles during his 33 years with Unilever, including as President of the Foods, Home and Personal Care Businesses and as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Lever Limited. He is now a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, a Non-executive Director of Thomson Reuters and a member of the Prime Minister of India's Council of Trade and Industry.

Miranda Curtis

Ms. Miranda T. Curtis is Independent Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC since February 1, 2012. Her brings experience of the international consumer and technology sectors and knowledge of the global broadband cable industry. During Miranda’s 20-year career with Liberty she led the company’s investments in digital distribution and content operations across Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific, most notably in Japan. She was previously a non-executive director of National Express Group plc. Her other roles are Chairman of Waterstones, non-executive director of Liberty Global, board member of both the Institute for Government and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Deputy Chairman of Garsington Opera and Vice Chairman of African girls’ education charity, Camfed.

Martha Fox

Ms. Martha Lane Fox is Independent Non Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC. She brings experience in the operation of online and consumer facing businesses. Her input continues to challenge and influence the development of multi-channel strategy. Martha co-founded lastminute.com in 1998, taking it public in 2000 and selling it in 2005. Martha was awarded a CBE in 2013 and was appointed a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in March 2013. Her Other roles: UK Digital Champion, chair of Go On UK, MakieLab, Founders Forum for Government’s Digital Service Advisory Board. Co-founder and chair of Lucky Voice, nonexecutive director of MyDeco.com, the Women’s Prize for Fiction and founder of her own charitable foundation, Antigone.

Andrew Halford

Mr. Andrew Halford is Non-Executive Independent Director of Marks and Spencer Group Plc., since January 1, 2013. He joined Vodafone in 1999 as Financial Director of Vodafone Limited, becoming Financial Director for Vodafone’s Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions in 2001. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Verizon Wireless in the US and Group Finance Director of East Midlands Electricity plc. He is a former Chairman of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Other roles: Chief Financial Officer of Vodafone Group plc and a member of the Board of Representatives of the Verizon Wireless Partnership.

Majda Rainer

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