People: Rank Group PLC (RNK.L)

RNK.L on London Stock Exchange

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19 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Burke

57 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Henry Birch

45 2014 Chief Executive

Clive Jennings

52 2011 Finance Director, Executive Director

Keith Woodcock

2013 Chief Information Officer - Technology

Jorge Ibanez

2012 Managing Director - Enracha

Mark Jones

2012 Managing Director - Mecca

Phil Urban

2008 Managing Director - Grosvenor Casinos

Sue Waldock

2006 Human Resources Director - People

Dan Waugh

Director - Strategy

Frances Bingham

48 2008 Company Secretary

Richard Kilmorey

71 2012 Non-Executive Director

Shaa Wasmund

41 2012 Non-Executive Director

Owen O'Donnell

46 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Timothy Scoble

56 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sarah Powell

Director of treasury and investor relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Burke

Mr. Ian Burke is has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rank Group Plc., effective May 6, 2014. He serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive of the Company until May 6, 2014. Ian has spent the majority of his career in the leisure industry, initially in bingo clubs, then hotels and health and fitness clubs. He was chief executive of the Holmes Place Group from July 2003 to February 2006, chief executive of Thistle Hotels plc from May 1998 to May 2003 and held various roles with Bass plc from February 1990 to April 1998, including managing director of Gala Clubs and managing director of Holiday Inns.

Henry Birch

Mr. Henry Birch has been appointed as Chief Executive of the COmpany effective May 6, 2014. He is currently a non-executive director of the AIM-listed CFD trading platform operator, PLUS 500 PLC. Henry has more than 20 years of experience in the betting and gaming sector and in online and broadcast media. Most recently he was the chief executive officer of William Hill Online, the joint venture between William Hill plc and Playtech plc, which managed William Hill's online business. Prior to working at William Hill Online, Henry was the chief executive officer of Leisure & Gaming plc, an AIM-listed company that owned and operated a number of online and retail betting and gaming subsidiaries. Prior to working at Leisure & Gaming plc, Henry was the chief operating officer of Bettingcorp Ltd, an Israeli company focused on the development and operation of online and interactive TV gaming platforms. Prior to working in the gambling industry, he held management roles at Time Warner, Turner Broadcasting and Riffage, an early digital music operator based in Silicon Valley, and started his career working in the House of Commons.

Clive Jennings

Mr. Clive Jennings is Finance Director, Executive Director of The Rank Group Plc., since July 27, 2011. Clive was previously Rank’s group financial controller prior to which he was the financial controller of Rank’s gaming division. He held senior finance positions in a number of other companies prior to joining Rank in July 2000. He is a chartered accountant.

Keith Woodcock

Jorge Ibanez

Mark Jones

Mr. Mark V. Jones is Managing Director - Mecca of Rank Group Plc. Mr. Jones has held senior management positions in the leisure industry, including chief executive of Pizza Hut U.K., CEO of Yates Group PLC (YTE.LN) and, most recently, as executive chairman of Premium Bars and Restaurants PLC.

Phil Urban

Mr. Phil Urban is Managing Director - Grosvenor Casinos of Rank Group PLC. He joined Rank in June 2008 as managing director of its casino businesses. His previous roles include managing directorships of both Whitbread’s pub restaurants division and Scottish and Newcastle’s restaurants and accommodation division.

Sue Waldock

Ms. Sue Waldock is Human Resources Director - People of Rank Group PLC. She was appointed group human resources director in October 2006. Previously she held the position of human resources director for Rank’s gaming division. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and chairman of the employment group for Business in Sport and Leisure Limited.

Dan Waugh

Frances Bingham

Ms. Frances Bingham is Company Secretary of The Rank Group Plc. For eight years Frances was company secretary and legal director of the multi-national health and fitness group, Holmes Place Group, and prior to that she was a solicitor in private practice.

Richard Kilmorey

The Rt. Hon. the Earl of Kilmorey, PC is Non-Executive Director of Rank Group PLC. Lord Kilmorey has diverse experience in commerce and industry and in Government. Current roles: non-executive chairman of VANE Minerals plc since July 2009 and of Tetra Strategy Limited, a political consultancy, since May 2009; director of Smarta Enterprises Limited, the UK’s largest online resource for small businesses, since October 2008; and non-executive director of NEC Europe Ltd, a leading internet services and systems solutions provider, since October 1997. Former roles: non-executive director of Avon Rubber p.l.c. (2007 to 2013, including five years as chairman); a director of various Dyson group companies (1995 to 2012, including four years as deputy chairman); chairman of Biocompatibles International plc (2000 to 2006) and of The Heart Hospital Limited (1998 to 2001); director of GEC plc (1995 to 1997); Minister of Trade (1992 to 1995); and Northern Ireland Minister (1985 to 1992).

Shaa Wasmund

Ms. Shaa Wasmund has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rank Group PLC., effective November 1, 2012. Shaa has had a distinguished digital career advising both start-ups and large corporations. She is an international speaker on the topic of digital media. Current roles: director of Smarta Enterprises Limited which owns Smarta.com, the UK’s largest independent online resource for small businesses, and Smarta Business Builder, business software as a service for small and medium-sized enterprises, which she founded in July 2008.

Owen O'Donnell

Mr. Owen O'Donnell is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rank Group Plc. Owen’s background is in online businesses including online media and online gaming. He is also a chartered accountant. Current roles: finance director at OVO Energy since July 2012, and non-executive director of Plumbee Limited, a social and mobile casino games business, since May 2012. Former roles: non-executive chairman of fanduel.com, the online fantasy sports site, (2009 to 2011); chief financial officer of Joost, King.com, Betfair and of FT.com; and director of finance and performance measurement of Pearson plc.

Timothy Scoble

Mr. Timothy James Scoble is Non-Executive Independent Director of Rank Group PLC. Tim is an experienced leisure operator, with particular expertise in developing consumer brands and service delivery. He is a chartered accountant and chairs Rank’s remuneration committee. Current roles: European hotel advisor to Apollo Management International LLP and chairman of QHotels Holdings Limited. Former roles: UK chief executive of Guoman Hotels (formerly Thistle Hotels) (2006 to 2012); chief executive of GuocoLeisure Limited, a Singapore listed company controlled by Guoco Group Limited (2009 to 2011); managing director of Moat House Hotels (2001 to 2003); and chief executive of Little Chef and a director of Travelodge (2003 to 2005).

Sarah Powell

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