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Essentra PLC (ESNT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Lester

67 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Paul Forman

2017 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Lily Liu

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Stefan Schellinger

2015 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Tim Wilson

2018 Essentra Specialist Components

Brett York

2014 President, Americas

Richard Cammish

2017 Chief Information Officer

Jon Green

2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Scott Fawcett

2015 Managing Director - Component Solutions

Gavin Leathem

2014 Group Human Resources Director

Kathrina FitzGerald

2018 Strategy & Commercial Director

Nick Pennell

2017 Group Operations Director

Iain Percival

2017 Managing Director, Essentra Packaging

Kamal Taneja

2017 Managing Director, Essentra Filters

Mary Reilly

63 2017 Non-Executive Director

Ralf Wunderlich

51 2017 Non-Executive Director

Tommy Breen

58 2018 Senior Independent Director

Lorraine Trainer

64 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Lester

Mr. Paul J. Lester is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Paul is currently Chairman of the FTSE 250 company John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Greenergy – the second largest private company in the UK – Forterra plc and Knight Square Holdings. Paul brings a wealth of experience to Essentra, gained in increasingly senior operational and strategic executive roles, and has also served on a number of Boards in a non-executive capacity for more than 20 years. He is Chairman of John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Greenergy, Forterra plc and Knight Square Holdings. He was Chairman of Parabis Group, Chief Executive of VT Group plc and Graseby plc, Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty plc, President of the Society of Maritime Industries, the BSA and the Engineering Employers Federation.

Paul Forman

Mr. Paul Forman is the Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to joining Essentra, Paul was Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc – the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer – for seven years, where he oversaw company rationalisation as well as growth through acquisition, instigated and delivered a clear vision and corporate strategy, drove material improvements in financial performance and built the momentum to position the business as an innovative and global industry leader. Before assuming the role of Group Chief Executive, Paul held a number of increasingly senior operational and strategic positions at a variety of companies, and has a proven track record of international manufacturing experience at the highest level. He is Non-Executive Director of Tate & Lyle plc. He was Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc and Low & Bonar PLC, Non-Executive Director of Brammer plc.

Lily Liu

Ms. Lily Liu is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective from 15 November 2018. She brings nearly 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and engineering sectors most recently as Chief Financial Officer, Xaar Plc Group, a FTSE listed inkjet technology developer and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads, before which she was Chief Financial Officer, Smiths Detection at Smiths Group Plc. Lily began her career with a Chinese investment firm before emigrating to Australia to complete an MBA, and she has worked across three continents (Asia, Europe and Australia).

Stefan Schellinger

Mr. Stefan Schellinger is no longer the Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company effective from 15 November 2018. Stefan joined Essentra in 2013, and prior to being appointed to his current position in 2015, he was Corporate Development Director where he played a key role in the development of the Company’s strategy and in building its mergers and acquisitions activity. Before joining Essentra, Stefan was Finance Director – Emerging Markets at Gilbarco Veeder Root from 2011, having initially joined the Danaher Corporation as Director, Corporate Development – Europe in 2005. Stefan has extensive investment banking and accountancy experience, having previously worked at JP Morgan and Arthur Andersen.

Tim Wilson

Mr. Tim Wilson is the President Essentra Specialist Components of the company since, January 2018, prior to which he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Arnold Magnetic Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of engineered magnetic solutions. After an early career in Operations roles, Tim held increasingly senior positions with ENI (a division of Emerson Electrics) and Videojet (a division of Danaher Corporation), and has extensive international manufacturing and commercial experience.

Brett York

Mr. Brett York is no longer the President, Americas of Essentra PLC. Brett York joined Essentra in 2001 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the US Components business. Before being appointed to his current role in January 2014, Brett held the position of President of Component Distribution Americas from 2012 and President of the Speciality Tapes business from 2007. Prior to joining Essentra, Brett held a variety of increasingly senior commercial and operational positions at a number of companies, including Industrial Molding Corp., Waddington and PepsiCo.

Richard Cammish

Mr. Richard Cammish is the Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Richard Cammish joined Essentra as Chief Information Officer in 2017, prior to which he was Group Chief Information Officer for Coats plc. During a 25-year career, Richard has gained extensive IT and digital experience at a range of large multi-national companies in increasingly senior roles at global, regional and local country level, as well as through running start-up businesses and as a management consultant.

Jon Green

Mr. Jon Green is the General Counsel, Company Secretary of Essentra PLC. Mr. Jon Green joined Essentra in 2005, and was appointed Company Secretary & General Counsel in July 2005. Prior to joining Essentra, Jon worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of large international businesses, including Hays plc and Unilever plc. Jon is a qualified solicitor.

Scott Fawcett

Mr. Scott Fawcett is the Managing Director - Component Solutions of Essentra PLC. He joined Essentra in 2010 as Managing Director of the European Components business, and was appointed to his current role in January 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Scott was Head of eCommerce at Electrocomponents plc, where he held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and eCommerce positions during his 17-year career there.

Gavin Leathem

Mr. Gavin Leathem is the Group Human Resources Director of Essentra PLC. Gavin Leathem joined Essentra as Group Human Resource Director in 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Gavin was Vice President of HR for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Emerson Network Power Systems, before which he was Group HR Director at Chloride Group plc during his 13-year career there. Gavin is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development.

Kathrina FitzGerald

Ms. Kathrina FitzGerald is the Strategy & Commercial Director of the Company since January 2018. Prior to joining Essentra, Kathrina worked with DMGT plc – a portfolio of information and media businesses – where she held a number of increasingly senior roles during her ten-year tenure, including Business Development Director, Managing Director of DMGT International and Director of Strategy and Development. Kathrina started her career at JP Morgan, where she spent seven years in investment banking.

Nick Pennell

Mr. Nick Pennell is the Group Operations of the Company since, in 2017, prior to which he was Chairman of Lavery / Pennell and a Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton / Booz & Co. in the UK and China. Nick has extensive experience of performance improvement, operational and strategy development projects gained across the industrial and energy sectors, and in many geographies. He has also held operational and corporate strategy roles at Bass Brewers and at Shell.

Iain Percival

Mr. Iain Percival is the Managing Director, Essentra Packaging is the Company since, 2017, before which he was Divisional CEO, Beverage Cans Europe for Rexam plc. Prior to this, Iain held a number of increasingly senior roles at Rexam plc, Toyota Motor – Europe Manufacturing and Dowty Group, and has extensive experience in category management, manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

Kamal Taneja

Mr. Kamal Taneja is the Managing Director, Essentra Filters of the Company, since 2017 from Amcor Tobacco Packaging, where he worked as Vice President and General Manager, based in Singapore. Prior to this, Kamal held increasingly senior roles at Ingersoll Rand and Trane, and has extensive marketing, commercial, operational and supply chain optimisation experience throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Mary Reilly

Ms. Mary Reilly is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mary is currently Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of global media internet company Travelzoo - a US-listed publisher of travel, entertainment and local offers - and of Ferrexpo Plc, an iron ore mining company. She is a Non-Executive Director of Cape plc - a global industrial services company - and Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Oversight Committee of Saranac Partners, a wealth management partnership. Mary is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the Department of Transport in the UK and of Crown Agents Ltd, an international development company with partners in nearly 100 countries: both these appointments are due to cease at the end of September 2017. Mary was previously a Partner of Deloitte LLP for more than twenty years, as well as serving on a number of Boards in a Non-Executive capacity since 2000.

Ralf Wunderlich

Mr. Ralf K. Wunderlich is the Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effective from 1 July 2017. Based in Singapore, Ralf is currently a senior adviser to private equity firms and an independent consultant. He was previously President and Managing Director of Amcor Flexibles - Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Group Executive Team of Amcor, the world leader in packaging with operations in approximately 40 countries and revenue of approximately US$10bn. Before joining Amcor in 2010, Ralf was President and Managing Director of LINPAC Packaging Ltd UK and a Board Director of LINPAC Group, prior to which he worked in a number of increasingly senior operational, strategic and management roles during a 14-year career at Rio Tinto Alcan. Since 2009, Ralf has also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of AptarGroup, Inc., the leader in the global dispensing systems industry which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange; he was previously a Non-Executive Director of AMVIG, a tobacco packaging leader in China, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Tommy Breen

Mr. Tommy Breen is the Senior Independent Director of the Company with effect from 19 April 2018. Tommy is currently Chief Executive of DCC plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, headquartered in Dublin and with operations in 13 countries. Tommy brings significant experience to Essentra, in particular of growing diverse businesses both organically and via acquisition during his 30-year career with DCC. He is a Chief Executive of DCC plc.

Lorraine Trainer

Ms. Lorraine Trainer is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Essentra PLC. Lorraine began her executive career at Citibank, and has some 20 years’ experience in Human Resources at such blue-chip companies as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts NatWest Group. Lorraine currently combines her Board work with consultancy at and around board level in Director development. She is Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Jupiter Fund Management plc, Non-Executive Director of Sonae – SGPS, S.A. She was Non-Executive Director of Aegis Group plc and Colt Group S.A.