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BBA Aviation PLC (BBA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nigel Rudd

71 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Johnstone

2018 Chief Executive Officer

David Crook

49 2017 Group Finance Director, Director

Gareth Hall

2013 President and Managing Director of Ontic

Tony Lefebvre

2017 President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature TECHNICAir

Maria Sastre

2013 President and Chief Operating Officer, Signature Flight Support

Erik Keller

2012 Group Chief Information Officer

Kevin Erickson

2015 Group Director of Human Resources

David Blizzard

2016 Group Company Secretary

Wayne Edmunds

62 2018 Non-Executive Director

Amee Chande

44 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Edwards

62 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Emma Gilthorpe

47 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Susan Kilsby

59 2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter Ventress

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nigel Rudd

Sir Nigel Rudd serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Sir Nigel is also Chairman of Meggitt PLC and Sappi Limited. In February 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Business Growth Fund. Sir Nigel has a wealth of experience at the top of UK industry, including previous chairmanships of Invensys plc, Alliance Boots plc, Pendragon plc, Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited and Pilkington plc; and as founder of Williams plc he oversaw its demerger in 2000, creating Chubb plc and Kidde plc. Sir Nigel is Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire and a Freeman of the City of London.

Mark Johnstone

Mr. Mark Johnstone is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mark joined BBA Aviation in 2008 as Group Corporate Development Director before becoming CFO, Signature Flight Support in 2009. In September 2012, Mark took over as Managing Director of APPH managing the turnaround of the business ahead of its successful sale in February 2014. In March 2014, Mark became Managing Director EMEA, Flight Support with responsibility for Signature Flight Support and ASIG’s operations in the EMEA region. In 2016, Mark was appointed President and COO of Global Engine Services. Prior to joining BBA Aviation, Mark held roles in the aerospace and off-highway division of GKN plc. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours degree from Bristol University (UK).

David Crook

Mr. David Crook is Group Finance Director, Director of the Company. He appointed to the Board as Group Finance Director on 1 June 2017 having joined BBA Aviation in April 2015 as Group Financial Controller. David’s previous roles include Head of Group Finance at AZ Electronic Materials, as well as general management and finance roles within Sun Chemical, Telewest Global, Vantico Group and Corus Group. David is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Gareth Hall

Mr. Gareth Hall is President and Managing Director of Ontic, a subsidiary of Bba Aviation Plc. Gareth joined BBA Aviation in 2002 and has held a number of roles within the Group including CFO for the Legacy Support Division, CFO of Signature Flight Support EMEA, Financial Controller of ASIG in Europe and Group Internal Auditor. In 2013 Gareth became President and Managing Director for Ontic with global responsibility for Ontic’s operations in the US, UK and Singapore. Prior to joining BBA Aviation, Gareth qualified as accountant with KPMG. He holds an MA (Hons) degree in Economics from Aberdeen University (UK) and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales.

Tony Lefebvre

Mr. Tony Lefebvre is President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature TECHNICAir of Bba Aviation Plc. Tony joined BBA Aviation in July 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer of ASIG before becoming President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature TECHNICAir™ in February 2017. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Prior to joining BBA Aviation, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines and previous to that role he was with US Airways serving as their Managing Director Europe. Tony holds a BA in Business from the University of Maryland.

Maria Sastre

Ms. Maria A. Sastre is President and Chief Operating Officer, Signature Flight Support a subsidiary of a Bba Aviation Plc. Maria joined BBA Aviation in May 2010 as Chief Operating Officer of Signature Flight Support and was promoted to the role of President Signature Flight Support in January 2013. Prior to joining Signature, Maria held senior leadership roles with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. Maria has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry having served at United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Eastern Airlines. Maria is actively engaged in a non-profit organisation that focuses on education for at risk youth. She holds a Degree in Accounting from Miami Dade College, a BA in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology.

Erik Keller

Mr. Erik Keller is Group Chief Information Officer of Bba Aviation Plc. Erik joined BBA Aviation in February 2012 and serves as Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Erik is responsible for all aspects of IT, leading a team which provides technology solutions to employees as well as external customers and partners. Prior to joining the company, Erik held a number of IT leadership positions including, most recently, CIO at SIRVA, Inc., a global provider of relocation and moving services. He has also held roles of responsibility at KeyCorp, National City Corporation and Ohio Edison. Erik holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University.

Kevin Erickson

Mr. Kevin Erickson is Group Director of Human Resources of Bba Aviation Plc. Kevin joined BBA Aviation on 1st May 2015 as Group HR Director. Prior to joining the company, Kevin held a number of senior global HR roles at Ingersoll Rand including, most recently, VP HR of its Trane Commercial HVAC division. He has also held roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer, GlaxoSmithkline as well as Elementis. Kevin holds a BA in Communications and an Executive Masters in Global HR Leadership.

David Blizzard

Mr. David Blizzard is Group Company Secretary of the Company. He joined BBA Aviation in January 2013. He was appointed Group Company Secretary on 1 June 2016 and became a member of the Executive Committee on 1 January 2017. Prior to joining BBA Aviation, David spent nine years working at Barclays and six years with PwC. He holds a degree in Accounting and Law and is a Chartered Secretary and Barrister.

Wayne Edmunds

Mr. Wayne Edmunds is re-designated as Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was chief executive of Invensys plc until January 2014. He has extensive commercial experience, particularly in the US markets. Previously, Wayne was chief financial officer of Invensys plc, having joined the business in 2008 as CFO of Invensys Process Systems. He joined Invensys plc from Reuters America, Inc., having held other senior financial roles in the technology sector, including 17 years at Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Amee Chande

Ms. Amee Chande is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Amee has significant international commercial experience, living and working in North America and Asia before moving to the UK. She is currently Managing Director of Global Strategy and Operations at Alibaba, based in London. She began her career at McKinsey and Co and then moved into the retail sector, gaining considerable experience building growing consumer propositions at Wal-Mart, Staples and Tesco. In 2015 she became one of the first international leaders to join Alibaba. Amee is an active volunteer with the World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MSc. from The London School of Economics.

Peter Edwards

Mr. Peter G. Edwards serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Peter has spent his career primarily in the aerospace sector across a wide spectrum of roles. He began his career with AirResearch Aviation, followed by nine years at Gulfstream in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles. In 1995, he joined Bombardier Aerospace Corporation, where in 2001 he was promoted to President of Business Aircraft. Peter was Chief Executive Officer of Jet Aviation, a global business aircraft service provider, between 2007 and 2011. Since leaving Jet Aviation, Peter has been active with his aviation advisory practice, along with various roles in European based ventures in the commercial and business aviation sectors. He is a director of Dunn- Edwards Corporation, a Los Angeles based manufacturer and retailer of architectural and industrial paint products.

Emma Gilthorpe

Ms. Emma Gilthorpe is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Emma brings extensive aviation experience from her various roles at Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA), where she is currently Executive Director for Expansion. She started her career at Cable & Wireless where she worked in commercial, regulatory and policy roles before becoming Group Director, Regulatory Affairs in 2004. In 2005 she joined the launch Management Board of Openreach and moved to BT as Group Director for Industry Policy and Regulation in 2007. She joined Heathrow Airport Holdings in 2009 as Regulatory Director and became Executive Director, Strategy in 2013, before taking her current position. She is a Barrister and is also currently a non-executive director at South East Water.

Susan Kilsby

Ms. Susan Saltzbart Kilsby serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Bba Aviation Plc. Susan brings to the Board her global investment banking experience, having begun her career at The First Boston Corporation and later worked at Bankers Trust and BZW, before the latter was acquired by Credit Suisse. She was chairman of the EMEA Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse until 2009 and she was also a non-executive director of L’Occitane, Keurig Green Mountain and Coca-Cola HBC AG. Her current appointments include being Chairman of Shire plc and a non-executive director of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc and Goldman Sachs International. Her experience advising clients across a range of industries includes significant deals in the aviation and aerospace sectors.

Peter Ventress

Mr. Peter John Ventress serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Peter is Chairman of Galliford Try plc and a non-executive director of Softcat plc and Staples Solutions N.V. He was formerly a non-executive director of Premier Farnell plc. From 2009 he spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of Berendsen plc. Prior to this he held several senior executive roles, including International President at Staples Inc. and Chief Executive Officer at Corporate Express NV, a Dutch quoted company, prior to its acquisition by Staples Inc. Peter has held a number of other senior management positions across different businesses in a variety of industries and has lived and worked in France, Canada and the Netherlands.