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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

60 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andrew McDonald

2011 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Jette Andersen

2016 Managing Director - International

Alex Whitehouse

2014 Managing Director - Grocery

David Wilkinson

2014 Director - Human Resources

Mark Hughes

2007 Procurement & Central Operations Director

Graham Hunter

2014 Managing Director, Sweet Treats

Richard Johnson

2011 Corporate Affairs Director

Mark Vickery

Information Solutions & Change Director

Richard Hodgson

2015 Non-Executive Director

Tsunao Kijima

68 2016 Non-Executive Director

Ian Krieger

2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Jennifer Laing

67 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pamela Powell

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Richard Godden

2015 Head of Investor Relations

Alastair Murray

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Beever

Mr. David Milton Maxwell Beever serves as 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. He graduated with a degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester. Gavin has a strong consumer goods pedigree and extensive senior leadership experience. He spent 15 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, leading a successful turnaround of the business before negotiating its eventual sale to Vodafone 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.

Andrew McDonald

Mr. Andrew McDonald serves as 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.

Jette Andersen

Ms. Jette Andersen has been appointed as Managing Director - International of the Company. Jette joined the Company in February 2016 as Managing Director, International. Prior to joining the Company Jette spent 11 years at Orangina Schweppes International (OSI) where she held a number of senior international roles based in Copenhagen, Zurich and Amsterdam. Most recently she was General Manager North Europe, French Territories, Caribbean and North America leading the development of OSI’s business in 40 markets. Earlier in her career Jette held various sales and marketing positions with the Coca-Cola bottling company in her native Denmark.

Alex Whitehouse

Mr. Alex Whitehouse is the Managing Director - Grocery of Premier Foods PLC. Alex joined the Company in July 2014 and was appointed Managing Director of the Grocery Strategic Business Unit in September 2014. Alex has more than 20 years senior international, marketing, sales, strategy, innovation and general management experience gained across multiple geographies. He spent the last 18 years with Reckitt Benckiser plc where he held senior marketing and general management roles including Managing Director, New Zealand and most recently Worldwide Head of Shopper & Customer Marketing. Earlier in his career, he held a number of retail management positions with Whitbread plc.

David Wilkinson

Mr. David Wilkinson is the Human Resource - Director of Premier Foods PLC. David was appointed Human Resources Director in July 2014. He joined Premier Foods in 2007 as Head of Group HR, with responsibility for the corporate and group functions, as well as Resourcing and HR Administration. In December 2011 David was appointed Director of HR Support, and in January 2013 he became HR Director of the Hovis Bread and Milling division, with responsibility for 5,000 employees across 22 sites. Prior to joining the Company, David was Head of Human Resources for Renault UK and Nissan Motor GB, and has held a number of senior HR roles at Nestle UK, Granada, and J Sainsbury PLC.

Mark Hughes

Mr. Mark Hughes serves as Procurement & Central Operations Director of Premier Foods PLC. Mark joined the Company in 2007 as Group Procurement Director following the acquisition of RHM. Mark joined RHM in 2003 as Divisional Services Director (Bread Bakeries) and became 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.

Graham Hunter

Mr. Graham Hunter serves as Managing Director, Sweet Treats, a subsidiary of Premier Foods PLC. Graham joined the Company in September 2014 as Managing Director of the Sweet Treats Strategic Business Unit. Graham has extensive experience of the sweet treats market spanning more than 20 years. Most recently he was CEO of Tangerine Confectionery. He also spent a number of years as Managing Director of Fox’s Biscuits and Divisional Managing Director of Northern Foods prior to its acquisition by 2 Sisters Food Group. Earlier in his career Graham was Marketing Director for Jacobs Bakery and he additionally spent 10 years at Mars Confectionery.

Richard Johnson

Mr. Richard P. Johnson serves as Corporate Affairs Director of Premier Foods PLC. Richard joined the Company in October 2011 as Corporate Affairs Director. Previously, Richard spent a total of 18 years with Kraft Foods (now Mondelez 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 serves as Information Solutions & Change Director of Premier Foods PLC. Mark joined the Company in early 2005 as Director of Information Systems & Change Management (ISC). Following the acquisition of RHM, he assumed the role of Group ISC 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.

Richard Hodgson

Mr. Richard Hodgson serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Richard has been Chief Executive Officer of Pizza Express since 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in the food industry. In 2010 he was appointed Commercial Director at Morrisons, a newly created role, combining Trading and Marketing. Richard joined Waitrose in 2006 as Commercial Director and prior to that spent 10 years at Asda holding a number of senior roles culminating in his appointment as Marketing & Own Brand Director.

Tsunao Kijima

Mr. Tsunao Kijima has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effectrive 21 July 2016. He is Managing Director of Nissin, with responsibility for the USA business. He has also had responsibility for Nissin's corporate functions including strategy and M&A, business process optimisation, corporate infrastructure and innovation. Prior to joining Nissin in 2012, Mr Kijima spent most of his career at Mitsubishi Corporation, where he served as Executive Vice President.

Ian Krieger

Mr. Ian Krieger is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Premier Foods Plc. Ian is the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Safestore Holdings plc and also non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Capital & Regional plc. He is also Vice Chairman of Anthony Nolan and a trustee and Chair of Finance at the Nuffield Trust. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and was a senior partner and Vice Chairman of Deloitte until his retirement in 2012.

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. Jennifer is currently a non-executive director of Conviviality Plc and a trustee of the IHG Foundation.

Pamela Powell

Ms. Pamela Powell has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Premier Foods PLC., effective May 7, 2013. Pam has more than 20 years marketing experience developing some of the world’s leading consumer brands. Most recently, she was the Group Strategy and Innovation Director for SAB Miller, one of the world’s leading brewers. Pam spent nine years at SAB Miller in senior management roles and prior to that 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. Pam is also a non-executive director at A.G. BARR p.l.c. 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.

Richard Godden

Alastair Murray

Mr. Alastair S. N. Murray, MBA, is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Premier Foods PLC. Mr. Murray graduated from Cambridge University in United Kingdom with a Master of Arts in Engineering and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Cranfield Institute of Technology in United Kingdom. Prior to joining Premier Foods, Alastair spent 10 years at Dairy Crest Group plc as Group Finance Director, where he helped lead a significant restructuring to simplify the business, creatively addressing its pension deficit and reinforcing its position as an industry leader. Previously he was the Group Finance Director at The Body Shop International plc. Earlier in his career Alastair was a Divisional Finance Director at Dalgety plc and spent 13 years in various finance and operations roles at Unilever plc. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.