People: Travis Perkins PLC (TPK.L)

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Walker

68 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

John Carter

2014 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Tony Buffin

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Arthur Davidson

2013 Chief Executive Officer - General Merchanting Division

Frank Elkins

46 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Contract Merchanting Division

Paul Tallentire

47 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Plumbing & Heating Division

Deborah Grimason

2014 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Carol Kavanagh

Group Human Resources Director

Norman Bell

2013 Group Strategy and IT Director

Martin Meech

55 Group Property Director

Ian Preedy

2013 Group Commercial Director

Robin Proctor

Group Supply Chain Director

Ruth Anderson

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Coleman

61 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Christopher Rogers

53 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Simon

69 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Matt Johnson

Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Walker

Mr. Robert M. Walker is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Travis Perkins Plc. He was appointed as a non-executive director in September 2009 and became Chairman in May 2010. He is chairman of Enterprise Inns plc, Americana International Holdings Ltd and Somerset-Ladbroke Investments Ltd, and a senior independent director of Tate & Lyle PLC. He was previously chairman of W H Smith PLC, Williams Lea Group Ltd and BCA Europe and Group Chief Executive of Severn Trent Plc. He spent over 30 years with Procter & Gamble, McKinsey and PepsiCo and has also served as a non-executive director on a number of other FTSE 100 and 250 boards.

John Carter

Mr. John P. Carter is Chief Executive, Executive Director of Travis Perkins Plc. He joined Sandell Perkins as a management trainee in 1978. He held a number of regional management positions, before being appointed Managing Director, Operations in 1996, and a director of Travis Perkins plc in July 2001. He became Chief Operating Officer in February 2005 and Deputy Chief Executive in December 2011. He was appointed Chief Executive on 1 January 2014. He is a trustee of the Building Research Establishment.

Tony Buffin

Mr. Tony Buffin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Travis Perkins Plc. He is a chartered accountant and was previously with the Coles Group in Australia where he was Chief Financial Officer from 2009. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of the Loyalty Management Group.

Arthur Davidson

Mr. Arthur Davidson is Chief Executive Officer - General Merchanting Division of Travis Perkins PLC. Arthur joined the Group in 1999 when Keyline Builders Merchants was acquired. After six years as Divisional Chairman of Specialist Division, he became Divisional Chief Executive Officer of the General Merchanting Division in 2013. During his tenure within Keyline, Arthur held the positions of Finance Director, Commercial Director and then Managing Director. He has over 35 years of experience in the merchanting sector and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee.

Frank Elkins

Mr. Frank M. Elkins is Chief Executive Officer - Contract Merchanting Division of Travis Perkins PLC. After 10 years at BSS Industrial, Frank became Divisional Chief Executive Officer of the newly created Contract Merchanting Division in 2013. Frank joined BSS as Commercial Director in 2003 and was promoted to Managing Director in June 2005. Passionate about customer service, he empowers Branch Managers to deliver market leading performances within the BSS business. Frank previously held a number of operational positions including Branch Manager, Regional Director and Sales and Operations Director in Hagemeyer UK, formerly Newey & Eyre.

Paul Tallentire

Mr. Paul Tallentire is Chief Executive Officer - Plumbing & Heating Division of Travis Perkins PLC. After being appointed to the position of Divisional Chief Executive Officer of the Plumbing & Heating Division in 2013, Paul also took responsibility for the direct leadership of the Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) business. Paul joined the Travis Perkins Group in 2011 to take up the role of Chairman of the Plumbing & Heating Division, overseeing the BSS Industrial, PTS, City Plumbing Supplies and F & P businesses. In addition, Paul oversees two significant initiatives: the Group approach to the sale of spares and the improvement of the bathroom showroom channel. Prior to joining Travis Perkins, Paul managed numerous business-to-business and distribution businesses across different industries in several countries, including: ICI Paints, Premier Farnell and Northgate plc.

Deborah Grimason

Ms. Deborah Grimason is General Counsel, Company Secretary of Travis Perkins PLC. She is responsible for Legal and Company Secretarial services across the Group, including pensions, share schemes and insurances. Deborah previously served as General Counsel at the Lafarge Tarmac Group and held a variety of roles over the course of seven years. Prior to her time at Lafarge, Deborah also worked for The BOC Group plc and Nokia.

Carol Kavanagh

Ms. Carol Kavanagh is Group Human Resources Director of Travis Perkins PLC. Carol joined the Travis Perkins Group in 2007 and is responsible for all people-related activities at Group level. With a solid retail background, her previous experience includes Home Retail Group and Safeway Food Stores (now Morrisons). Until April 2012, Carol served as a Non Executive Director for The Leeds Building Society and currently serves on the advisory board for De Poel Ltd.

Norman Bell

Mr. Norman Bell is Group Strategy and IT Director of Travis Perkins PLC. He joined Travis Perkins in 2005 and became a member of the Executive Committee in 2008, he then became Group Development Director in 2010 where he was responsible for the integration of the BSS Group and establishing the Sustainable Building Products business. He has been in his current position since 2013 where he provides leadership for Group IT, Group Marketing, Customer Insight and Research teams, and is also responsible for the strategic planning process. Previously, Norman spent 11 years in retail and distribution with Somerfield, Wickes and Booker following a period in management consulting.

Martin Meech

Mr. Martin Meech is Group Property Director of Travis Perkins PLC. He oversees the Group freehold portfolio with a market value in excess of £500m and is also responsible for Group Environment. Before joining Travis Perkins, Martin held previous Director roles at DSG, Isosceles, Gateway and Halfords. For 13 years Martin was a Non Executive Director of Quintain Estates and Development, he is currently Chairman of the BRC Property Advisory Group and a member of the Bank of England Property Forum.

Ian Preedy

Mr. Ian Preedy is Group Commercial Director of Travis Perkins PLC. Ian Preedy joined Wickes in 2001 and was appointed Group Commercial Director in 2010, leading the BSS Group commercial integration programme which followed their acquisition in the same year. Ian had previously been the Group’s Global Sourcing Director and was responsible for opening two sourcing offices in China (Shanghai and Shenzhen) in 2011. Ian was appointed as a member of the Group’s Executive Committee in 2013. Ian has served on the Wickes board and prior to his time with the Group he has held various commercial and operational roles in Argos, Homebase and Sainsbury’s.

Robin Proctor

Mr. Robin Proctor is Group Supply Chain Director of Travis Perkins PLC. Robin started his career in 1988 at Sainsbury’s, and he moved through various store management positions before taking up a supply chain role when that business launched its first automated ordering system. A move to Iceland Food followed, and Robin managed the integration of the Iceland and Booker supply chains, before his move to MFI/Howdens in 2002. At MFI, he was promoted to Category Director where he took on his biggest challenge, the recovery of a failed SAP implementation. After taking on the position of Supply Chain Director, he then planned the supply aspects for the separation of Howdens and MFI before leaving to join Travis Perkins in 2006. As a member of the Executive Committee, Robin is accountable for improving profit delivery through all aspects of the supply chain from product quality and manufacturing through to customer delivery. Robin holds an MSc in Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University.

Ruth Anderson

Ms. Ruth Anderson is Non-Executive Independent Director of Travis Perkins plc. She is a non-executive director of Ocado plc, Coats plc, The Royal Parks – an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and a trustee of the charity the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. She is a chartered accountant and held a number of positions in KPMG (UK) from 1976 to 2009, being a member of its board from 1998 to 2004 and Vice Chair from 2005 to 2009.

John Coleman

Mr. John Coleman is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Travis Perkins Plc. He is a chartered management accountant and Chairman of AGA Rangemaster Group plc and a non-executive director of Bonmarche Holdings plc. He has previously been Chairman of Holiday Break plc, Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc and Chief Executive of Texas Homecare and of a number of businesses within Burton Group PLC.

Christopher Rogers

Mr. Christopher Rogers is Non-Executive Independent Director of Travis Perkins PLC. He is a chartered accountant, Managing Director of Costa Coffee and a director of Whitbread PLC, of which he was Group Finance Director from 2005 to 2012. He was Group Finance Director of Woolworth Group PLC from 2001 to 2005 and previously held senior roles in both finance and commercial functions in Comet Group PLC and Kingfisher PLC. He was also a non-executive director of HMV Group PLC from 2006 to 2012.

Andrew Simon

Mr. Andrew H. Simon OBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Travis Perkins Plc. He is a non-executive director of Finning International Inc. (Canada), Management Consulting Group plc, SGL Carbon SE (Germany), Exova Group plc, Icon Infrastructure Management LLP (Guernsey), Icon 1A GP Ltd, British Car Auctions and Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd (Bermuda). He was previously Deputy Chairman of Dalkia plc, Chairman and / or Chief Executive of Evode Group plc and has also held non-executive directorships with Severn Trent Plc, Ibstock PLC, Laporte Plc, Associated British Ports Holdings PLC, and Brake Bros Holdings Ltd.

Matt Johnson

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