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Empiric Student Property PLC (ESP.L)

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19 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Pain

57 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Timothy Attlee

53 2017 Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer

Lynne Fennah

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Alston

51 Non-Executive Director

Stuart Beevor

2018 Non-Executive Director

Jim Prower

Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Pain

Mr. Mark A. Pain has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effect from 1 September 2018. Mark is a qualified accountant who has extensive experience as an executive and non-executive in a wide range of companies in the real estate, financial services and consumer/leisure sectors. Mark is currently Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director at Yorkshire Building Society and Chairman of a London based residential property developer, London Square. Mark spent 16 years at Abbey National plc holding senior executive board positions, ultimately Group Finance Director, and was Group Finance Director for five years at Barratt Developments plc. He has over 10 years' experience across several sectors in previous non-executive board positions, including Ladbrokes Coral Group plc (2015-2018), Aviva Insurance Ltd, the UK regulated entity of Aviva plc (2013-17), Spirit Pub Group plc (2011-2015), Johnston Press plc (2010-2015), Northern Rock (2010-2012) LSL Property Services (2009-2013) and Punch Taverns plc (2007-2012).

Timothy Attlee

Mr. Timothy Attlee BSc (Hons) MRICS is Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. After obtaining a degree at King’s College, London and post graduate study at the University of Reading. Mr. Tim ran an office in Botswana for Knight Frank undertaking all aspects of real estate general practice, but with particular emphasis on institutional investment and development. Since 1988, Tim has worked as a principal in property development and investment businesses, working on a wide range of projects in Botswana and South Africa, many of which were undertaken on behalf of institutional clients.

Lynne Fennah

Ms. Lynne Fennah has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective 26 June 2017. She is a Chartered Accountant (having trained at Moore Stephens) with over 30 years' experience, including in the real estate and hospitality sectors. Most recently, she has been Chief Financial Officer of Palmer Capital Partners Limited ("Palmer Capital"), a role she has held since 2012, overseeing the company's financial and taxation matters as well as being a member of the Risk Committee. Palmer Capital, which is FCA regulated, is a real estate investment management company which manages, directly or through its affiliated companies, assets worth approximately £1 billion. Prior to joining Palmer Capital, Lynne spent five years with Australian based TOGA Group as European CFO. TOGA Group is a developer of residential property and a leading hotel operator, overseeing 70 hotels across six brands located in Australasia and Europe. Lynne was responsible for managing the group's activities in Europe, including the development of hotels across the region and management of its commercial property investments. Previously, Lynne held senior financial management roles with The Goodwood Estate Company Limited, latterly as Group Financial and IT Director, a board position with responsibility for the finances of all the group companies across the various operations including the Goodwood Hotel, Goodwood Racecourse and flagship events such as the Festival of Speed.

Stephen Alston

Mr, Stephen Alston is Non-Executive Director of EMPIRIC STUDENT PROPERTY PLC. Mr. Stephen is a partner of Real Estate Venture Capital Management LLP with responsibility for asset management across its UK investment portfolio and the raising of debt funding requirements for both investment and development projects. Mr. Stephen is also a member of the Revcap investment committee. Mr. Stephen has 25 years experience structuring investment, development and planning deals as a lender and financial equity partner for both commercial and residential projects across market cycles. Mr. Stephen was previously Deputy CEO (Commercial Banking & Treasury) at Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC. Stephen is a member of the Association of Property Lenders.

Stuart Beevor

Mr. Stuart R. H. Beevor is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He serves Acting Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., until 1 September 2018. He is a Chartered Surveyor with 35 years of real estate experience, including student accommodation, having been a non-executive director on the board of The Unite Group Plc for nine years from 2004. Stuart is currently a non-executive director of ICG-Longbow Senior Secured UK Property Debt Investments Limited, the Senior Independent Director of Metropolitan Housing Trust, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Board for the Diversified Property Fund for Charities, a member of two segregated pension fund investment committees managed by DTZ Investors, a member of the Greenwich Hospital Advisory Board, and a trustee of the Investment Property Forum Educational Trust. Previously, Stuart was Managing Director of Grosvenor Fund Management, an international real estate fund management business. Prior to that he was Managing Director at Legal and General Property Limited, having started his career at Norwich Union (now Aviva).

Jim Prower

Mr. Jim Prower ACA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of EMPIRIC STUDENT PROPERTY PLC. He is a chartered accountant, Jim is currently the finance partner of Argent (Property Development) Services LLP and Argent Investments LLP, and was group finance director of Argent Group PLC (“Argent”) between January 1998 and November 2012. During that period, Argent has been responsible for the development of Brindley Place in Birmingham, Piccadilly Place, One Piccadilly Gardens and One St Peters Square in Manchester. Jim’s role at Argent includes the funding of, and the reporting related to, the development of Kings Cross Central in London (a 67 acre development in the heart of London, including c.50 new buildings and c.2000 new homes). Jim also acts as director and company secretary of Miller Argent Holdings Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between Argent and Miller Group, which is undertaking the third phase of the East Merthyr (Tydfil) reclamation scheme by opencast coal mining methods. Jim is a non-executive director of Tritax Big Box REIT plc (where he chairs the audit committee), a c.£220 million UK listed REIT. Jim also held the role of finance director and company secretary at Minty plc (1987–1989), Creston Land & Estates plc (1989–1995) and NOBO Group plc (1995–1997).

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