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Severfield PLC (SFR.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Dodds

69 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Lawson

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Alan Dunsmore

2010 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Ian Cochrane

44 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Brian Keys

2015 Managing director, Severfield (NI)

James Martindale

Managing Director, Severfield (Design & Build)

Gary Wintersgill

2014 Managing Director, Severfield (UK)

Derek Randall

50 2013 Executive Director and Managing Director at JSW Severfield Structures Limited

Sian Evans

Group Human Resources Director

Martin Kelly

Group Strategic Business Development Director

Mark Sanderson

2013 Group Legal Director, Company Secretary

Alun Griffiths

61 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Chris Holt

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tony Osbaldiston

62 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kevin Whiteman

56 2014 Non-Executive Senior Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Dodds

Mr. John Dodds serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company since November 1, 2013. He joined the Company as a non-executive director in October 2010, becoming Chairman in September 2011. Mr. John retired in March 2010 from Kier Group plc, the construction and property services group, after serving for seven years as group chief executive. He worked for Kier, both in the UK and overseas, for nearly 40 years and held a main board position through the employee buy-out process in 1992 and the subsequent flotation of the group on the London Stock Exchange in 1996. John is non-executive chairman of Lagan Construction Holdings Limited and Sweett Group plc and a nonexecutive director of Newbury Racecourse plc.

Ian Lawson

Mr. Ian M. Lawson serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director Officer of the Company effective November 1, 2013. Ian was previously a main board director of Kier Group plc. He was first appointed to the board of Kier as executive director in 2005 with responsibility initially for its services division and later he also assumed responsibility for the property division. Before joining Kier in 2000, Ian had a successful career at Bickerton Group plc where he was managing director. Ian, who is a fellow of both The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), has a wide range of skills and experience from working within the construction industry for more than 35 years.

Alan Dunsmore

Mr. Alan D. Dunsmore, BAcc, CA, serves as Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Alan joined the Group from Smiths Group plc. He joined Smiths Group medical division in 1995, holding various positions throughout the business and from 2004 was director of finance for Smiths Detection. Prior to joining Smiths, he was with Coopers and Lybrand in Glasgow, where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992.

Ian Cochrane

Mr. Ian R. S. Cochrane serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company since June 5, 2013. Ian joined the Group in 2007, following the acquisition of Fisher Engineering. Ian worked at Fisher Engineering for 26 years, starting in the drawing office and progressing to managing director in October 2007. He previously held the position of Group operations director. Ian has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the business and has been involved in many major projects in the UK and Ireland, representing a range of market sectors.

Brian Keys

Mr. Brian Keys serves as Managing director, Severfield (NI) of the Company. He was Managing Director of Fisher Engineering Ltd., of Severfield-Rowen PLC. Brian joined Severfield (NI), formerly Fisher Engineering, as production manager in 1986. In 2007, prior to the acquisition of Fisher Engineering by the Group, Brian became production director, a role which he performed until his appointment as managing director in March 2013. Brian has been involved in the successful delivery of many major projects throughout Ireland and the UK during his career with the Group and Severfield (NI).

James Martindale

Mr. James Martindale serves as Managing Director, Severfield (Design & Build) of the Company. Jim joined Severfield (Design & Build), formerly Atlas Ward Structures, in 1994 as a design engineer. He previously held the positions of engineering manager, design director and deputy managing director, a role that he performed until his current appointment in January 2014. Jim has been involved in the successful delivery of many major projects throughout the UK during his career with Atlas Ward (which was acquired by the Group in 2005). He is also an associate member of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Gary Wintersgill

Mr. Gary Wintersgill serves as Managing Director, Severfield (UK) of the Company. Gary joined the Group in November 2014, after 10 years with Kier Group plc, the last three as managing director of Kier northern operations. As a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (‘ICE’), Gary has over 20 years of broad experience within the construction industry. He acts as a supervising civil engineer for the ICE and is also deputy chairman of the Construction Council for Manchester, whose focus is on recruitment of apprentices into the industry.

Derek Randall

Mr. Derek Randall, MBA, DBA, serves as Executive Director of the Company and Managing Director at JSW Severfield Structures Limited. Mr. Derek previously held the position of executive director for business development until his appointment in December 2013 as managing director of JSW Severfield Structures Limited (JSSL), our joint venture in India. Before joining the Group, most of Derek’s career was with Corus Group (now Tata Steel) where his last position was as commercial director of the long products division. Derek has held a number of international board positions with Corus and served on the executive council of the Steel Construction Institute.

Sian Evans

Ms. Sian Evans serves as Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Sian joined the Group in January 2013. Her career in human resources started at William Morrison Supermarkets in 1990 and covered a wide range of industry sectors including Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Redcats UK and Callcredit Information Group where she held the position of group HR director. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Martin Kelly

Mr. Martin Kelly serves as Group Strategic Business Development Director of the Company. Martin, who is a chartered accountant, joined the Group in October 2014 from KPMG where he was a director. He enjoyed a 16-year career with KPMG, more recently working as a sector specialist in the firms’ advisory department. Martin also spent two years working with Arup and 10 years as a quantity surveyor which, together with his work at KPMG, provides him with a comprehensive perspective of the construction industry.

Mark Sanderson

Mr. Mark Sanderson serves as Group Legal Director, Company Secretary of the Company since September 2013. His previous role was as group legal director for the utility specialist, Enterprise plc, until its acquisition by Ferrovial in April 2013. He also worked in private practice as a projects partner, most recently at Walker Morris and prior to that Pinsent Masons. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering sector.

Alun Griffiths

Mr. Alun Griffiths serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective May 1, 2014. Mr. Alun was previously Group HR director and board member at WS Atkins plc, where he enjoyed a 28-year career, having held a number of business management and corporate positions. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Alun is also a non-executive director of the Port of London Authority, Anchor Trust, Ramboll Group and the McLean Partnership Limited.

Chris Holt

Mr. Chris Holt serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 November 2011. Mr. Chris retired in September 2010 from MJ Gleeson Group plc after serving two years as chief executive officer, prior to which he held the position of group finance director. Chris’s experience also includes 17 years with Foster Wheeler Limited as finance director and deputy chairman of the UK subsidiary company and 12 years with Bechtel Corporation. Chris is a graduate of Leeds University, a qualified accountant and has an MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

Tony Osbaldiston

Mr. Tony Osbaldiston serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 19 July 2014. Mr. Osbaldiston is a chartered accountant having qualified with PwC, Tony was previously finance director of Max Factor UK, Volvo Cars UK, Raymarine plc and FirstGroup plc. He was also deputy group chief executive officer and chief executive officer of FirstGroup America. Tony has been a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of BSS Group plc, and chairman of the remuneration committee of Synstar International plc. He is currently chairman of Encon, the insulation and building products distributor, and also non-executive director and chairman of the audit and risk committee of the Serious Fraud Office.

Kevin Whiteman

Mr. Kevin I. Whiteman serves as Non-Executive Senior Independent Director of the Company with effect from 19 July 2014. A chartered engineer, Kevin was chief executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water for a period of eight years. Kevin was non-executive chairman of both companies from 2010 to March 2015. In 2013 he became chairman of the privately owned NG Bailey. Kevin was previously chief executive officer for the National Rivers Authority, regional director of the Environment Agency, and has held a number of senior positions within British Coal. He was also chairman for Wales and West Gas Networks (UK) Limited, and has been a trustee for WaterAid UK.

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