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Clarkson PLC (CKN.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Thomas

60 2019 Chairman of the Board

Andi Case

2008 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Jeffrey Woyda

54 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Peter Anker

2015 President - Broking and Investment Banking, Executive Director

Mike Cahill

2018 Financial Controller

Rachel Spencer

2018 Company Secretary

Timothy Miller

60 2018 Non-Executive Director

Edmond Warner

53 2019 Non-Executive Director

Peter Backhouse

2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Marie-Louise Clayton

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

James Hughes-Hallett

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Birger Nergaard

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Thomas

Mr. William G. (Bill) Thomas is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Bill brings extensive international technology and management experience to the Board, gained through both his executive and non-executive careers. Bill currently chairs Spirent Communications plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Node4, an unquoted IT infrastructure and services provider. He also serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., where he chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of both the Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of cyber security specialist FireEye, Inc.; and chairs the Board of Trustees of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. Bill has previously served as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of GFI SARL, XChanging plc, Balfour Beatty plc and VFS Global. His executive career included senior roles at Hewlett Packard and EDS.

Andi Case

Mr. Andi Case is an Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer on 17 June 2008, having previously been Clarksons’ Chief Operating Officer. Andi joined Clarksons in 2006 as Managing Director of the Group’s shipbroking arm, H Clarkson & Company Limited. He began his shipbroking career with C W Kellock and later Eggar Forrester. Prior to joining Clarksons he was with Braemar Seascope for 17 years, latterly as head of sale and purchase and newbuildings.

Jeffrey Woyda

Mr. Jeffrey David Woyda is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 1 November 2006. Jeff qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and before joining Clarksons was a member of the executive committee of Gerrard Group PLC. He also spent 13 years at GNI where he was Chief Operating Officer. Jeff serves as a Non- Executive Director of the International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC).

Peter Anker

Mr. Peter M. Anker is President - Broking and Investment Banking, Executive Director of the Company. Peter started his career in RS Platou’s Houston office in 1982 as an offshore broker, after completing his studies at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics. After returning to Norway in 1986, Peter became Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the RS Platou Group in 1987, a position he held until joining the Board of Clarkson PLC in February 2015.

Mike Cahill

Mr. Mike Cahill is Financial Controller of the Company. He was Interim Company Secretary of the Company. Mike is a Chartered Accountant who has been with Clarksons for 26 years and is the Group Financial Controller.

Rachel Spencer

Ms. Rachel Spencer is Company Secretary of the Company. She was previously Company Secretary at Aldermore Group PLC, and prior to that was Deputy Company Secretary at Invensys PLC. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators ("FCIS").

Timothy Miller

Dr. Timothy John Miller is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tim is currently a Non-Executive Director of Equiniti Group plc and Equiniti Financial Services Limited, where he chairs their respective Remuneration Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Otis Gold Corporation, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The majority of Tim's executive career has been within regulated industries, including at Glaxo Wellcome and most latterly Standard Chartered, with global responsibility for areas including human resources, compliance, audit, assurance, financial crime, property and legal. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of recruitment services provider Michael Page Group plc, chairing their Remuneration Committee.

Edmond Warner

Mr. Edmond William Warner, OBE, is Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Company. He was Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ed Warner was appointed to the board on 27 June 2008. Ed is Chairman of derivatives exchange LMAX, the Standard Life Private Equity Trust PLC and the Blackrock Commodities Income Investment Trust PLC. He is also Chairman of Grant Thornton UK LLP, a leading accountancy and advisory practice. He was previously Chairman of investment bank Panmure Gordon and Chief Executive of IFX Group PLC and Old Mutual Financial Services UK, head of Pan European Equities at BT Alex Brown, and head of global research at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Ed is Chairman of UK Athletics and the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation. Ed is Chair of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit and nomination committees.

Peter Backhouse

Mr. Peter Backhouse is an Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 16 September 2013 and became Senior Independent Director on 5 November 2013. Peter is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HES International B.V., a leading provider of port services in dry and liquid bulk handling and a member of the Advisory Board of US private equity firm Riverstone Energy Partners. He has over 40 years’ experience in the international energy business. At British Petroleum he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP Europe, Executive Vice-President of global refining and marketing, and head of both North Sea oil development and global mergers and acquisitions. He served as a Non-Executive Director of BG Group PLC, the international energy company, between 2000 and 2014. Peter is a member of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees.

Marie-Louise Clayton

Ms. Marie-Louise Clayton is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Marie-Louise is a chartered accountant and currently Chair of the audit committee of Zotefoams PLC, a Non-Executive Director of GCHO Holdings Ltd and trustee of Street League, a youth employment charity. Marie-Louise has served as Finance Director of Venture Production PLC, Chief Financial Officer & IT Director of the Primary Food Group division of Associated British Foods plc and Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln Gas Turbines at GEC Alstom. She also held roles at Advent Venture Capital, Exxon Chemicals, Inland Revenue and Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. Marie-Louise’s past non-executive appointments have included audit committee Chair of Diploma PLC and Forth Ports PLC and Non-Executive Director of Independent Oil & Gas Ltd and Ocean Rig ASA. Marie-Louise is a member of the audit committee and remuneration committee.

James Hughes-Hallett

Mr. James Wyndham John Hughes-Hallett was Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was appointed as a Director on 20 August 2014 and became Chairman on 1 January 2015. James is a Non-Executive Director of John Swire & Sons Limited. He is also Chairman of the Courtauld Institute of Art and of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. James was Chairman of John Swire & Sons Limited in London from 2005 to 2014 and before that Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Swire Pacific Limited in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career he was also the Managing Director and Chairman of The China Navigation Company and of Swire Pacific Offshore and chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association. He served as a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings PLC from 2005 to 2014. James is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an honorary fellow of the University of Hong Kong and of Merton College, Oxford. He was made a CMG in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours. James is Chair of the nomination committee and a member of the remuneration committee.

Birger Nergaard

Mr. Birger Nergaard is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Clarksons Platou AS (formerly RS Platou ASA) since 2008. He is a Board member at Clarksons Platou Securities AS and Maritime & Merchant Bank AS. Birger established Four Seasons Venture (today Verdane Capital) in 1985 and was the company’s Chief Executive Officer until 2006. He is currently a Director of Verdane Capital’s funds V, VI, VII and VIII, Nergaard Investment Partners AS and an advisor to the P/E fund Advent International in Norway. Birger was awarded King Harald’s gold medal in 2006 for pioneering the Norwegian venture capital industry. He holds a law degree from the University of Oslo. Birger is a member of the remuneration committee.

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