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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Russell Scrimshaw

66 2011 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Fraser

41 2011 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Thomas Staley

2014 Chief Financial Officer

N. King

2013 Company Secretary

Keith Clarke

63 2013 Non-Executive Director

John Hutton

60 2012 Non-Executive Director

Louise Hardy

49 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Harwerth

67 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jane Lodge

60 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Russell Scrimshaw

Mr. Russell John Scrimshaw is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sirius Minerals Plc. Previously he was a board member of Commonwealth Properties Ltd, EDS Australia, Mobilesoft Ltd, Telecom New Zealand Australia Pty Ltd, The Garvan Institute Foundation and Athletics Australia and has also held senior executive positions within the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Optus Communications, IBM and Amdahl USA. In addition he is Chairman of ASXlisted Cleveland Mining Company Limited, an Associate Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, and an Adjunct Professor of Mining Economics at China Central South University in Changsha, China.

Christopher Fraser

Mr. Christopher Neil Fraser is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Sirius Minerals Plc. During this time he worked for Citigroup, Rothschild and KPMG and has market leading expertise in all aspects of the financing and development of major mining projects. Having joined Citigroup in 2000, Chris Fraser was appointed Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking for Australia in 2006 and Managing Director in 2008. In these roles he led the bank to become one of the leading investment banking franchises in the mining industry in Australia. In particular he was the lead adviser on the US$2.5 billion initial development capital financing for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG). He has provided strategic advice to many of the world’s leading mining companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, WMC Resources and Paladin Energy. In 2009 Chris Fraser founded Sigiriya Capital, a specialist advisory and investment house focused on the resources sector. In 2010 he founded York Potash Ltd to undertake the exploration and development of the York Potash Project and in January 2011 York Potash was acquired by Sirius Minerals. Chris Fraser holds a Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. In addition, he is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and a member of the Institute of Company Directors in Australia.

Thomas Staley

Mr. Thomas Staley has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective 19 December 2014. Thomas has over ten years of experience developing energy, resource and infrastructure projects across a range of international markets. His core competency is structuring commercial arrangements and financing projects utilising a wide range of capital including project and export credit backed debt, mezzanine debt and equity. During his career Thomas has worked for Origin Energy and Babcock & Brown in Australia and Mubadala Development Company in Abu Dhabi. In addition to his broad financing experience, he was previously responsible for the financial and governance oversight of Origin Energy's portfolio of International Development projects.

N. King

Keith Clarke

Mr. Keith Clarke has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Clarke was chief executive of WS Atkins, the UK’s largest design and engineering consultancy for eight years to July 2011 and he previously held chief executive roles with Skanska UK and Kvaerner Construction Group.

John Hutton

Lord Baron John Matthew Patrick Hutton (Baron Hutton of Furness) is Non-Executive Director of Sirius Minerals Plc. He was appointed Chairman of the Independent Public Service Pensions Commission established by the current Government in June 2010, which delivered its final report in March 2011. Lord Hutton was a legal adviser to the Confederation of Business Industry in the late 1970s before becoming a senior law lecturer at Newcastle Polytechnic. In 1992 he was elected to the Barrow and Furness seat in Cumbria where he remained as MP until he stood down at the 2010 general election. During Lord Hutton’s varied career in Government, he served first as a Permanent Parliamentary Secretary in the Department of Trade and Industry before becoming Leader of the House of Commons and then moving to the Department of Health in 1998 where he became Minister of State for Health in 1999, a position he held until 2005. In 2005 Lord Hutton was briefly appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of the Cabinet Office before being made Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. In 2007 Lord Hutton was appointed Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Defence until he stepped down from the Cabinet in 2009. Following the general election in 2010 he was created a life peer as Baron Hutton of Furness and now sits in the House of Lords.

Louise Hardy

Ms. Louise Jane Hardy is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has over 25 years' experience in the engineering sector. Louise currently has a part time executive role at Skanska, Civil Engineering UK and holds non-executive director roles at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Defence Infrastructure Organisation, both executive non-departmental public bodies sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Ministry of Defence respectively. Prior to this she was European Project Excellence Director at Aecom. Previously she worked for Laing O'Rourke, working as Infrastructure Director within CLM, which was the consortium delivery partner for the Olympic Delivery Authority for the London 2012 Olympics. Louise is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Elizabeth Harwerth

Ms. Elizabeth Noel Harwerth is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Noel, whose executive background is in international banking, was formerly Chief Operating Officer and Chief Tax Officer of Citibank International. Noel is also a highly experienced non-executive director who has sat on a number of boards in a variety of different sectors, including mining and finance industry companies and will bring with her a wealth of knowledge and understanding in mining, finance and governance issues.

Jane Lodge

Ms. Jane Ann Lodge is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. After an academic background in geology, Jane's executive career was primarily in professional services, where she was a partner at Deloitte. An audit partner for 25 years, her roles also included being Deloitte's Midlands Practice Senior Partner and Lead Partner for the National Manufacturing Industry. As Manufacturing Industry Leader, she represented the UK on the Deloitte Global Manufacturing Industry Executive and was a member of the CBI Manufacturing Council. During her 35 year career with Deloitte, Jane advised multinational businesses in the construction, financial services, manufacturing, property and house building sectors. Since 2012 she has served as a non-executive director on a number of publicly listed companies, including engineering based companies. Jane brings with her valuable experience, particularly in relation to financial governance and audit oversight.

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