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Devro PLC (DVO.L)

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18 May 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerard Hoetmer

62 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Rutger Helbing

2018 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Jackie Callaway

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Peacock

2018 Interim Group Finance Director

Sarah Murphy

2014 Group Human Resources Director

Michael Lauesgaard

2016 Global Business Development Director

Bill McGowan

2015 Commercial Director Americas

Beverley Munro

2016 Commercial Director Asia-Pacific

Kevin Shoemaker

2017 Group Supply Chain Director

Laurence Tanty

2016 Commercial Director EMEA

John Meredith

Company Secretary

Jane Lodge

62 2012 Non-Executive Director

Malcolm Swift

57 2017 Non-Executive Director

Paul Withers

2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerard Hoetmer

Mr. Gerard J. Hoetmer is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined Devro in July 2013 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2014. Previously Chief Executive of Corbion, an international bio-based products company, Gerard started his career with Unilever in 1980. Gerard holds three other non-executive positions. He has been Chairman (unpaid) of the supervisory board of Feyenoord, the Rotterdam football club since March 2015. He is also Chairman of the supervisory board of Aon Groep Nederland B.V. since June 2015, and in May 2017 he was appointed as Chairman of Evolva Holding SA, a Swiss bio-tech company, having joined as a Non-Executive Director in May 2016.

Rutger Helbing

Mr. Rutger Helbing is Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. He joined Devro as Group Finance Director in April 2016 and became Chief Executive on 28 February 2018. Prior to joining the company, he was Group Chief Financial Officer of Element Six, the global leader in manufacturing synthetic diamond supermaterials. Previously, Rutger held senior positions in finance and general management with ICI/Akzo Nobel and Unilever. A Dutch national with a postgraduate degree in finance from the Free University, Amsterdam and a degree in economics from Erasmus University, Rutger has been part of management teams both in broad finance roles and as a general manager during periods of significant growth and change at international businesses for over 20 years.

Jackie Callaway

Ms. Jackie Callaway has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective from 1 May 2018. Jackie was most recently Group Financial Controller of Brambles Limited, the ASX Top 20 supply chain logistics company, where she led Brambles Global Finance transformation programme. Between 2008 and 2013 she was Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Minerals Limited, the manganese ore producer, where she led a $405 million refinancing and was responsible for investor relations. Jackie has also held further senior finance roles at amongst others Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, New Zealand's leading dairy producer. Jackie is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and serves on the Australian Financial Reporting Council.

Matthew Peacock

Sarah Murphy

Ms. Sarah Murphy is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Sarah joined Devro in December 2014, bringing 30 years of experience across a broad range of technology-based industry sectors. A metallurgist and mechanical engineer holding operational roles for 12 years, she subsequently held responsibility for executive level, global HR management positions. Sarah brings with her a practical understanding of how to develop organisational effectiveness and strong leadership teams. She holds FCIPD, FIMechE, executive coaching and mediation practice qualifications.

Michael Lauesgaard

Mr. Michael Lauesgaard is Global Business Development Director of the Company. Michael joined the company in February 2016 as Group Business Development Director, assuming overall responsibility for end-to-end product management including innovation, research, product development, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Devro, Michael has spent his career building expertise through marketing, business development and sales functions, latterly in Chr. Hansen and Novozymes.

Bill McGowan

Mr. Bill McGowan is Commercial Director Americas of the Company. Bill joined Devro in January 2015 as Business Director with responsibility for all the group’s activities in the Americas region. He brings with him over 40 years’ experience in both B2B and B2C food-related industries holding senior level positions in sales, marketing and supply chain. His most recent role was President, Americas for Corbion, an international bio-based ingredient company. Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer, Caravan Ingredients, a $450 million US food ingredient company. Bill has an MBA from DePaul University and a BA in Economics from North Park University, both Chicago, Illinois institutions.

Beverley Munro

Ms. Beverley Munro is Commercial Director Asia-Pacific of the Company. Beverley, originally a Chartered Accountant, has worked with Devro for over 20 years in various roles including finance, supply chain and general management. Until 2016, Beverley ran the Devro Pty business in Bathurst, Australia, overseeing major restructuring and expansion. Most recently, she has lead the development of customer relationships in the Asia-Pacific region, leading to significant sales growth.

Kevin Shoemaker

Mr. Kevin Shoemaker is Group Supply Chain Director of the Company. Kevin joined Devro in September 2016 as we transitioned to a Global Supply Chain. He brings 36 years’ of international supply chain and manufacturing experience to Devro and is responsible for sourcing, making and delivering products to our customers. Prior to this he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Purac/Corbion, where he was responsible for ten manufacturing sites and global supply chain activities. His 15 years in the lactic acid and derivatives industry with Corbion was preceded by 20 years in corn wet milling, the majority of which were spent with Cargill. Kevin is a graduate from Iowa State University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Laurence Tanty

Ms. Laurence Tanty is Commercial Director EMEA of the Company. Laurence joined Devro in October 2016. She has held senior management positions with several Industrial and FMCG companies. As the Managing Director of LINPAC-Allibert, she led the transformation of a global industrial packaging business into a professional marketing world-class performer. Laurence brings marketing and sales experience from fast-moving consumer goods companies Sara Lee and Mars Snack Foods Europe. Laurence brings a multi-cultural perspective to leadership, which she developed over years of living and working across Europe and the Americas. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School.

John Meredith

Jane Lodge

Ms. Jane Ann Lodge is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jane is a Non-Executive Director and Audit Chairman of Costain Group PLC, DCC plc and Sirius Minerals plc. A Chartered Accountant, Jane was a senior audit partner with Deloitte, where she spent over 25 years advising global manufacturing companies including businesses in the food and automotive sectors. Jane was a member of the CBI Manufacturing Council until 2011. Her extensive experience with manufacturing companies and her strategic work with Deloitte has given her a strong international business perspective.

Malcolm Swift

Mr. Malcolm Swift is Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective April 26, 2017. Malcolm was appointed to the Board at the AGM on 26 April 2017. Malcolm brings his expertise in the food industry to the Devro Board. He is President of the Global Industrial division of McCormick & Co, Inc. offering flavour solutions for nine of the top ten global food and beverage manufacturers, and President of McCormick International, comprising all retail and industrial operations outside the Americas for the parent company. Malcolm began his career with Price Waterhouse, before moving to roles with Mars, Diageo, Time Warner and Hero AG, a Swiss-based nutrition company.

Paul Withers

Mr. Paul N. Withers is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Paul joined Devro in April 2011. Paul was Group Managing Director of BPB plc, leading businesses in the UK, the rest of Europe and the emerging markets as well as bringing leadership to the group’s strategy development. He is Senior Independent Director at Keller Group plc, and has served as Senior Independent Director at both Hyder Consulting plc and Premier Farnell plc. He brings significant experience of international business to Devro’s Board.