People: Premier Foods PLC (PFD.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Beever

2012 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Gavin Darby

58 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Alastair Murray

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Andrew McDonald

2011 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Brian Carlton

2006 Group Human Resources Director

Ian Deste

2012 Commercial Director - Grocery

Mark Hughes

2007 Group Procurement Director

Richard Johnson

49 2011 Group Corporate Affairs Director

Mark Vickery

Group Information Solutions & Change Director

Pamela Powell

2013 Non-Executive Director

Charles Smith

75 2012 Non-Executive Director

Ian Krieger

2014 Senior Independent Director

Jennifer Laing

66 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Beever

Mr. David Milton Maxwell Beever is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Premier Foods PLC. David Beever joined the Board of Premier Foods in January 2008 and has been the Senior Independent Director since 2011. After qualifying as a Chartered Engineer, David has spent most of his career in the financial sector. He was a Vice-Chairman of S. G. Warburg where he handled many corporate finance transactions for UK and international companies. He was later a board member of KPMG and Chairman of Corporate Finance and was previously Chairman of several companies including London & Continental Railways Limited and Volex plc. He has also been a non-executive director of a number of companies including Stobart Group Ltd., Servomex Limited, TLS plc and Paragon Group of Companies plc. David is a Member of the Board of Trustees at the University of London.

Gavin Darby

Mr. Gavin Darby is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Premier Foods PLC. Gavin has consumer goods pedigree and senior leadership experience. He spent fifteen years at the Coca-Cola Company in various senior positions, including Division President roles for North West Europe and Central Europe. Prior to joining Premier Foods, Gavin served as CEO of Cable & Wireless Worldwide plc. Previously he worked at Vodafone plc for nine years, during which time he served as UK CEO and CEO of Americas, Africa, India and China. Earlier in his career Gavin held various sales and marketing roles in SC Johnson and Spillers Foods. He graduated with a degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester. Gavin served as a non-executive director of Intertek plc between 2009 and 2011.

Alastair Murray

Mr. Alastair S. N. Murray has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Premier Foods PLC., effective September 30, 2013. Mr. Murray's most recent appointment was as Group Finance Director of Dairy Crest Group plc, a leading British dairy products company. During his 10-year tenure at Dairy Crest, he helped lead a significant restructuring to simplify the business, creatively address its pension deficit and transform it into an industry leader with brands such as Cathedral City and Clover. His extensive strategic, commercial, financial and consumer branded experience spans a 30 year career including roles as Group Finance Director of The Body Shop International plc and earlier with Dalgety plc and 13 years with Unilever plc. Alastair graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Engineering and also holds an MBA from Cranfield Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants.

Andrew McDonald

Mr. Andrew McDonald is General Counsel, Company Secretary of Premier Foods PLC. Andrew joined the Company in November 2011 as General Counsel & Company Secretary. Prior to this he held the same position at Uniq plc, before its acquisition by the Greencore Group. Andrew is a qualified solicitor and worked as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving into industry. He is a law graduate of Manchester University.

Brian Carlton

Mr. Brian Carlton is Group Human Resources Director of Premier Foods PLC. Brian joined the business in 1994 as Head of Personnel for the Canned Foods division. His responsibilities have since been extended to embrace all HR activities across the Group. He was appointed to the Group Executive in October 2006. Prior to joining Premier Foods, Brian held HR and Operational roles in Chrysler UK, K Shoes, Metal Box and Smurfit Packaging.

Ian Deste

Mr. Ian Deste is Commercial Director - Grocery of Premier Foods PLC. Ian joined Premier Foods in September 2011 as Group Sales Director and was appointed as Commercial Director Grocery in November 2012. He previously spent 20 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE), including nine years as a member of the GB board. Most recently, Ian held the position of Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development, prior to which he held other senior positions in sales, marketing and communications at CCE. In his early career, he worked in the beer and tobacco industries. Ian is responsible for marketing, innovation and sales within ambient Grocery and Cake portfolio. This includes, all aspects of commercial strategy and customer management, and the delivery of revenue, profitability and market-share metrics for the Grocery brands.

Mark Hughes

Mr. Mark Hughes is Group Procurement Director of Premier Foods PLC. Mark joined Premier Foods and the Group Executive in 2007 following the acquisition of RHM. Mark joined RHM in 2003 as Divisional Services Director (Bread Bakeries) and became a member of the Bread Bakeries Division Executive in 2004, and was Group Procurement and Logistics Director and a member of the Group Executive of RHM in 2006. Mark was previously director at Archer Daniels Midland Milling (UK) and has held a number of senior positions with Associated British Foods plc.

Richard Johnson

Mr. Richard P. Johnson is Group Corporate Affairs Director of Premier Foods PLC. Richard joined Premier Foods in October 2011 as Group Corporate Affairs Director. Previously, Richard spent a total of 18 years with Kraft Foods (now Mondele-z International) during which time he held senior corporate affairs roles across a number of businesses and geographies, including the UK, Belgium and the US. Most recently he was Corporate Affairs Director for Kraft Foods’ European business based at the company’s headquarters in Switzerland. He was also Vice-President Corporate Affairs for McDonald’s Europe and earlier in his career, he worked for the Food and Drink Federation.

Mark Vickery

Mr. Mark Vickery is Group Information Solutions & Change Director of Premier Foods PLC. Mark joined the Group in early 2005 as Director of IS & Change Management. Following the acquisition of RHM he assumed the role of Group IS & Change Director. Mark started his career at Unilever plc where he spent 17 years working in a number of businesses and geographies. He then moved to United Biscuits as IS Director prior to joining Premier Foods.

Pamela Powell

Ms. Pamela Powell has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods PLC., effective May 7, 2013. Pam Powell has more than 20 years marketing experience developing some of the consumer brands. Most recently, she was the Group Strategy and Innovation Director for SAB Miller, one of the world's brewers. Pam spent nine years at SAB Miller in senior management roles during which time she helped transform the marketing performance of the Company, including the development and implementation of the first Group-wide commercial strategy. Additionally, Pam held numerous marketing roles in the home and personal care sector during a 13 year career at Unilever plc, culminating in her role as global Vice President of the Skin Care category. During her time at Unilever, Pam was most closely associated with Dove, which more than doubled revenue to become Unilever's first billion dollar brand. Pam holds a degree in Economics from Duke University in North Carolina and an MBA in Marketing from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Charles Smith

Mr. Charles Miller Smith is Non-Executive Director of Premier Foods PLC. Charles is a senior adviser at Warburg Pincus LLC and prior to this was an International Adviser at Goldman Sachs International from 2001 until 2005. Charles worked with Unilever plc for over 30 years, the last five of which he served as a Director of Finance and then Foods. He held a wide range of financial and general management positions in the UK, the Netherlands and India. Charles was Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman at ICI plc from 1994 to 2001. He has served as a non-executive director of Midland Bank and HSBC Holdings PLC and served as Chairman of Scottish Power plc between 2000 and 2007. Charles is a member of the international advisory council for Principal Financial in the USA and also Chairman of Firstsource Solutions UK Ltd and is a director of Firstsource Solutions Ltd.

Ian Krieger

Mr. Ian Krieger is Senior Independent Director of Premier Foods Plc. Ian has business, accounting and finance experience gained during a 40 year career, first with Arthur Andersen and, from 2002, with Deloitte. He was a senior partner and Vice-Chairman at Deloitte until his retirement in 2012. Previous management responsibilities included heading the Corporate Finance Practice, the London Corporate Audit Division and the Private Equity Practice. Ian has boardroom experience and has worked with a wide variety of companies throughout his career, including many in the consumer goods sector. Ian qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Ian is a Director of Anthony Nolan where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Jennifer Laing

Ms. Jennifer Laing is Non-Executive Independent Director of Premier Foods Plc. Jennifer has over 30 years experience in brand building and communications including 16 years with Saatchi & Saatchi, twice as Chairman of the London office, and culminating in her role as Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi North America. In the early 1990s she led her own advertising agency, Laing Henry, which was subsequently sold to Saatchi & Saatchi. From 2002 to 2007 Jennifer was Associate Dean, External Relations at London Business School. Jennifer is currently a non-executive director of InterContinental Hotels Group plc where she chairs the Corporate Responsibility Committee, and of Hudson Global, Inc., a global recruitment company, where she is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

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