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Elementis PLC (ELM.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Duff

59 2014 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Paul Waterman

53 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Ralph Hewins

54 2016 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Chris Shepherd

2017 Chief Human Resource Officer

Walker Allen

2006 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Wendi Weber

2017 Vice President - Global Marketing

Marci Brand

2018 Vice President - Global Personal Care

Rob Mangold

2018 Vice President - Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Paul Rao

2014 Vice President - Global Energy Markets

Luc Van Ravenstein

2018 Vice President - Global Coatings

Eric Waldmann

2018 Vice President - Chromium

Ken Smith

2008 Vice President - Global Research & Development

Daniel Hughes

2016 Vice President - Business Development and IT

Laura Higgins

2018 Company Secretary

Sandra Boss

51 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dorothee Deuring

50 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Steve Good

56 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anne Hyland

57 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nick Salmon

65 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

James Curran

2018 Director - Investor Relations, Strategy, M&A

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Duff

Mr. Andrew J. Duff is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Elementis PLC. He joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman on 1 April 2014 and was appointed Non- Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 24 April 2014. He has a demonstrable track record in delivering value to customers and shareholders through significant boardroom experience gained from large listed companies. This combined with experience in the manufacturing, energy and utilities sectors enables Andrew to lead the Elementis Board. From 2003 until 2009, he was chief executive officer of Npower, the successor entity to Innogy plc which in 2000 was demerged from, restructured and then sold by National Power to RWE, the German electricity and gas company. Andrew was also a member of the RWE’s executive committee. Before this Andrew spent 16 years at BP in downstream international markets. Andrew has also been a non-executive director of Wolseley plc, the international plumbing and building materials company, between 2004 and December 2013, where he was also the senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee. Andrew holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a fellow of the Energy Institute. He has been Non-executive chairman of Severn Trent plc (from July 2010) and a member of the corporate responsibility committee, nominations committee and remuneration committee,Member of the CBI President’s Committee, Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and Trustee of the Earth Trust.

Paul Waterman

Mr. Paul Waterman is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Paul was appointed Group CEO on 8 February 2016. He has a proven track record in developing markets, products and opportunities for creating value, business optimisation and transformation. Prior to joining Elementis, Paul was global CEO of the BP lubricants business in 2013 after having overseen the BP Australia/New Zealand downstream business. In 2010, Paul was country president of BP Australia. Prior to this he was CEO of BP’s global aviation, industrial, marine and energy lubricants businesses (2009 to 2010) and CEO of BP Lubricants Americas (2007 to 2009). He joined BP after it acquired Burmah-Castrol in 2000, having joined the latter in 1994 after roles at Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Foods. Paul holds a BSc degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Ralph Hewins

Mr. Ralph Hewins is Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed CFODesignate and an Executive Director on 12 September 2016, and became Group CFO on 1 November 2016. He is an accomplished CFO who has a strong track record in finance, strategy development and implementation, and mergers and acquisitions. During his 30 year career with BP, Ralph held a number of significant leadership positions, including roles in financial management, sales and marketing, corporate development (M&A), strategy and planning. In 2010, Ralph was CFO of BP Lubricants and served on the board of Castrol India Limited from 2010 until 2016. Ralph holds an MA degree in Modern History and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.

Chris Shepherd

Mr. Chris Shepherd serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. He joined Elementis as Chief Human Resources Officer in November 2017. Chris has almost 20 years of global human resources experience having spent the first 12 years of his career in manufacturing and supply chain. Most recently Chris held the position of CHRO for BGL Group, a UK Digital Insurance business. He has held prior positions as CHRO at Kantar and Edwards Group and spent over 22 years at Mars Incorporated where he was based in the UK, Italy, China and Singapore. Chris holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

Walker Allen

Mr. Walker Mayo Allen, III., serves as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel of Elementis PLC. He joined Elementis as General Counsel in 1999 and was appointed General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2006. Prior to joining Elementis, Walker was associate general counsel with GE Americom (a GE Capital company) and before that senior business counsel with GE Plastics (a division of General Electric Company). He began his legal career as a lawyer in private practice with two leading New York City law firms, where he specialised in corporate law, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. Walker is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted as in-house counsel in New Jersey.

Wendi Weber

Ms. Wendi Weber serves as Vice President - Global Marketing of the Company. She joined Elementis as VP Global Marketing in January 2017. Prior to joining Elementis, Wendi held executive positions at CB&I and CDI Corporation where she held P&L responsibility including business and engineering operations, commercial development, M&A, and strategy. In addition, she brings several years of general management experience in the refining, gas processing, specialty chemicals and petrochemical industries. She has worked at BASF Catalyst and Rhodia Inc. in research and development, global business and manufacturing management roles. Wendi holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s and doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Marci Brand

Ms. Marci Brand serves as Vice President - Global Personal Care of the Company. Marci joined as VP Global Personal Care in February 2018. Marci had a 35 year career with BP in marketing and sales leadership roles in both business to business and business to consumer environments. Her most recent position was VP, global accounts where she was responsible for leading and developing strategic cooperation with selected global partners. Former positions include VP, global industrial, marine and energy (2014 to 2015) and regional VP, North and Latin America (2010 to 2014), both in BP Lubricants. Marci holds a BSc degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and is a graduate of the Sales and Marketing Executive Programme from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.

Rob Mangold

Mr. Rob Mangold has been appointed as Vice President - Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing of the Company effective June 2018. He joined as VP Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing in June 2018. Rob has over 30 years of experience in Operations. Most recently, Rob was senior VP, manufacturing for Weber-Stephen Products, LLC. Prior to that, he held several executive positions in supply chain and manufacturing with Stepan Chemical Company (a global specialty chemical company based in Illinois) over a 12 year tenure. Rob also has held multiple operations, quality and engineering roles with General Electric in its plastics and advanced materials businesses. Rob holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from Williams College of Business at Xavier University.

Paul Rao

Mr. Paul Rao serves as Vice President - Global Energy Markets of the Company since April 2014. Paul has over 25 years of global oilfield experience in sales, marketing, business development and strategic planning. Paul joined Elementis from Qittutut Consulting, a leading Houston based consulting group in the oilfield service industry. Prior experience includes 5 years with Champion Technologies and 16 years with the Nalco Company. Paul holds a BA in Managerial Studies from Rice University and an MBA from Houston Baptist University.

Luc Van Ravenstein

Mr. Luc Van Ravenstein serves as Vice President - Global Coatings of the Company. Luc joined Elementis in January 2012 as Global Business Director, Personal Care and became VP, Personal Care in July 2016. In February 2018, he was appointed VP of global Coatings. Luc began his career at Croda where he held various roles in their coatings business before heading up their European personal care business. Whilst at Elementis, and leading the Personal Care business, Luc was responsible for the SummitReheis business post acquisition. Luc has an MSc degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and a Professional Doctorate in Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Eric Waldmann

Mr. Eric Waldmann serves as Vice President - Chromium of the Company. Eric was appointed VP Chromium on 1 February 2018. Eric has 26 years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions and sourcing. He has been with Elementis Chromium since 2007 and his most recent position was VP Finance and Sourcing. Prior to joining Elementis, Eric held several positions at Honeywell and ICI in their finance and mergers and acquisitions functions. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bucknell University, and an MBA from Villanova University. Eric is also a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ken Smith

Mr. Ken Smith serves as Vice President - Global Research & Development of the Company. He joined as VP Global Research and Development in October 2008. Prior to joining Elementis, Ken worked at specialty chemical company, Rohm and Haas. There he served in a number of technical and commercial roles over a 22 year career. Among his roles was R&D director (coatings additives) global market manager (coatings additives) and global technical manager (architectural coatings). Ken has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.

Daniel Hughes

Mr. Daniel Hughes serves as Vice President - Business Development and IT of Elementis PLC. He was appointed VP Business Development and IT in July 2016, having previously been Chief Information Officer from September 2013. Daniel has held various senior leadership roles in Elementis since February 2007. Daniel has been engaged in our worldwide end-to-end business transactions. He also served as integration manager for our SummitReheis, Deuchem, Yuhong, Fancor, Watercryl and Hi-Mar acquisitions. He relocated to China in August 2008 as Vice President, Coatings Asia, integrating our 5 production and 8 sales sites there while developing our strategy, customer facing channels and organisational design. Prior to joining Elementis, he held various senior procurement and supply chain positions at Engelhard Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Daniel holds a BA Honours degree in Business Studies from the University of East London.

Laura Higgins

Ms. Laura Higgins serves as Company Secretary of the Company. Laura joined the Company on 2 January 2018 and became Company Secretary on 31 January 2018. Laura brings extensive company secretarial experience from roles in UK and internationally quoted companies across FMCG, Leisure, Broadcasting, Publishing, Mining and Support Service sectors. Her last role was at Britvic plc where she held the position of deputy company secretary. Laura holds a degree in Law and Legal Studies with History and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Sandra Boss

Ms. Sandra Lynne Boss serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 February 2017. Sandra brings strategic experience gained as a consultant to complex global companies on transformational change. She was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company from 2005 to 2014 (and a partner from 2000), where she specialised in investment banking and risk, and held several senior management positions in the UK and the US. At McKinsey, Sandra acted as an adviser to global financial institutions, corporates and public sector bodies on a wide range of strategic, operational and policy issues. Sandra has held other non-executive and advisory appointments with the Institute of International Finance, the McKinsey Master Retirement Trust and the Edith Wharton Restoration. Sandra has a BA degree in American Studies and Economics from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. She has been External member of the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Committee (from September 2014) and an independent member of the executive committee of the Bank that oversees the real time gross settlement service and high value payment system (from November 2017) and A non-executive director of Enstar Group Ltd (from November 2015), chairman of the risk committee and a member of the compensation and nominating committees.

Dorothee Deuring

Ms. Dorothee Anna Deuring serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2017. Dorothee’s background is in corporate finance with experience in the broader chemicals sector. She manages her own corporate advisory consultancy serving a number of European clients in the pharma/biotech sector. She is active in various industry bodies. Her previous executive roles included managing director and head of Corporate Advisory Group (Europe) at UBS in Zurich, head of M&A chemicals and healthcare at a private investment bank in Germany and as a senior executive in the corporate finance department at the Roche Group. Dorothee holds a masters degree in Chemistry from the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg and an MBA from INSEAD. She has been Non-executive director of supervisory board of Bilfinger SE (from May 2016) and member of audit committee, Non-executive director of Röchling Group SE (from May 2016) and Non-executive director of AXPO Holding AG (from March 2017).

Steve Good

Mr. Steve Good is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Elementis PLC since October 2014. He has international experience in specialty chemicals businesses, manufacturing and diverse industrial markets. Steve was chief executive of Low & Bonar plc between September 2009 and September 2014. Prior to that role, he was managing director of its technical textiles division between 2006 and 2009, director of new business between 2005 and 2006, and managing director of its plastics division between 2004 and 2005. Prior to joining Low & Bonar, he spent 10 years with BTP plc (now part of Clariant) in a variety of leadership positions managing international speciality chemicals businesses. He was also non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Cape plc from July 2015 to September 2017. Steve holds a degree in Economics and Financial Management from Sheffield University. He is a chartered accountant. He has been Non-executive chairman of Zotefoams plc (non-executive director from October 2014 and chairman from April 2016) and chairman of the nomination committee and member of the remuneration committee and Non-executive director of Anglian Water Services (from April 2015) and member of the audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee.

Anne Hyland

Ms. Anne Philomena Hyland is Non-Executive Independent Director of Elementis Plc. Anne was appointed a Non-Executive Director in June 2013 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee on 1 August 2013. Anne brings substantial financial expertise to the Board. She is currently CFO of Kymab Ltd, a biopharmaceutical company funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to her current executive role, she was CFO and company secretary of BBI Diagnostics Group Ltd and FTSE-listed Vectura Group plc. Previous senior finance positions held include director of corporate finance at Celltech Group plc, Medeva plc and KPMG. Anne holds a degree in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dubin and is a chartered accountant (FCA) and a corporate tax adviser (CTA – AITI). She has been Non-executive director of Clinigen Group plc (from January 2018) and chairman of the audit committee.

Nick Salmon

Mr. Nick R. Salmon is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Elementis PLC. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 20 October 2014 and became Senior Independent Director on 16 December 2014. He brings extensive experience both as a non-executive director and as an accomplished executive. He has been responsible for leading several major restructuring projects and negotiating complex acquisitions and disposals. He was chief executive of Cookson Group plc from July 2004 to December 2012 when Cookson demerged to create 2 new listed companies, Vesuvius plc and the specialty chemicals company, Alent plc. He was formerly executive vice-president of Alstom S.A. and chief executive of Babcock International Group plc. He held other senior management positions at GEC and GEC Alsthom and the China Light and Power Company. Nick served as a non-executive director of United Utilities plc from 2005 to 2014, where he was also senior independent director from 2007 onwards. Nick holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been Non-executive director of Interserve plc (from August 2014) and a member of the audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee and Independent chairman of South East Water Limited (from April 2015).

James Curran