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esure Group PLC (ESUR.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Wood

2012 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Darren Ogden

2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Shirley Garrood

56 2015 Senior Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

David Pitt

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Graham Bolton

2018 Chief Technology Officer

Darren Boland

2013 Chief Risk Officer

Helen Taylor

2014 Human Resources and Professional Services Director

Jon Wilshire

2017 Chief Underwriting Officer

Alice Rivers

Company Secretary

Nick Hugh

2018 Non-Executive Director

Martin Pike

56 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan Rubenstein

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Angela Seymour-Jackson

52 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Shaw

56 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Chris Wensley

2015 Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Strategy

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Wood

Sir Peter Wood serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Sir Peter Wood founded the Group in February 2000. Sir Peter has served as the Group’s Chairman since February 2000 and was the Group’s Chief Executive Officer from 2006 until 2012. In September 2016 he was appointed as the Chairman of Gocompare.com Group plc. Previously, Sir Peter founded Direct Line insurance in 1985, retiring as chairman in 1997. Sir Peter also founded Privilege Insurance with Royal Bank of Scotland, together with two other insurance companies in the US and one in Spain. In 1996, Sir Peter received the honour of Commander of the British Empire in recognition of his services to the UK financial services industry. In 2016 he was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Darren Ogden

Mr. Darren Ogden serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Esure Group Plc. He joined esure Group in 2003. He was promoted to the position of Head of Finance in 2007 and was appointed to the Board as Chief Finance Officer in November 2012. Darren is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. He previously spent 13 years at Legal & General, primarily in the general insurance division. Darren is a member of the Group Executive and Disclosure Committees.

Shirley Garrood

Ms. Shirley J. Garrood serves as Senior Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company. Shirley was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2013. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc. Shirley is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Treasurer, having trained with KPMG. She was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Henderson Group plc in 2001 and then Chief Financial Officer from 2009 until 2013. Shirley was an Executive Director at Morley Fund Management (Aviva) from 1998 to 2001 and also Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2001. Shirley is a non-executive director and senior independent director of Hargreaves Lansdown plc.

David Pitt

Mr. David Pitt serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. David Pitt joined esure in October 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, focusing on operational delivery. Mr. David has almost 30 years of insurance management experience, primarily across personal lines, operational and claims functions. Prior to joining esure he had spent his career at RSA in a variety of roles, including most recently claims director, UK and Western Europe as well as UK operations director. He also spent time overseas as chief executive officer of RSA’s Greater China business.

Graham Bolton

Mr. Graham Bolton is Chief Technology Officer of the company. Graham joined esure in November 2015. He was promoted to the position of Chief Information Officer in July 2016, then to Chief Technology Officer in January 2018. Prior to joining esure, Graham spent 25 years at Aviva in various IT positions, including IT & change director and global technology service director, within Life, GI and Asset Management. In addition, Graham worked in IT consultancy as delivery director at the Co-Op GI, Old Mutual in Cape Town. Graham’s digital, data and technology strategy aligns to support the growth of the Group.

Darren Boland

Mr. Darren Boland is an Chief Risk Officer of Esure Group Plc Darren joined esure in March 2013 as Head of Risk and was promoted to Chief Risk Officer in October 2013. During this time he has developed the Risk function, working with the business to identify opportunities around risk and reward. Prior to joining esure, Darren spent three years at Aspen Insurance as head of insurance risk. Darren also spent 12 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, initially within the audit practice, then spending the last eight years within the actuarial team supporting the general insurance clients, focusing on risk management, underwriting, pricing and claims. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Helen Taylor

Ms. Helen Taylor serves as Human Resources and Professional Services Director of the Company. Ms. Helen joined esure in September 2014 as HR Director and has responsibility for HR policies, operations, reward, recruitment, engagement, talent and succession planning. In 2016 Helen took over responsibility for Facilities and Internal Communications. Ms. Helen has worked in HR for most of her career and has latterly worked at executive level and with the board in a regulated environment. Most of Helen’s career has been spent in financial services and in the past she has held senior HR positions at RSA, Next and Co-operative Financial Services.

Jon Wilshire

Mr. Jon Wilshire was Chief Underwiting office of Esure Group Plc. Mr. Jon joined esure in 2000 within the Corporate Analysis team, leading the Company’s pricing analysis for its car and home insurance products. He was promoted to Head of Corporate Analysis in 2003 and then his role was broadened to cover underwriting and pricing in 2010. Jon was promoted to Chief Underwriting Officer in 2013. As well as being a member of the Group Executive Committee, he chairs the Pricing Committee. Prior to joining esure, Jon spent six years in a variety of analytical positions in the insurance and retail sectors, including Eagle Star, Experian and Sainsbury’s. He is a first class Mathematics graduate with a Master’s degree in Operational Research.

Alice Rivers

Nick Hugh

Mr. Nick Hugh is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Nick is the Chief Executive Officer of the Telegraph Media Group, a role he has held since June 2017, prior to this he was the Chief Operating Officer, having joined the company in January 2017. Before joining the Telegraph Media Group Nick worked at Yahoo for eight years, with his final position as Yahoo's Vice President for EMEA. He previously spent more than 15 years at various companies, including BT and advertising technology specialist, Phorm.

Martin Pike

Mr. Martin St. Clair Pike serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Martin was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in August 2015. He is a non-executive director of Standard Life plc, where he Chairs the Risk & Capital Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee. He is also on the Board of Faraday Underwriting Limited, and he is Chairman of Greencore Construction Limited, a company of which he is joint founder. Martin spent 30 years with Towers Watson, where he held a number of senior positions, culminating in the post of Managing Director, Risk Consulting & Software EMEA. He was the managing director, Risk Consulting & Software for the EMEA region at Willis Towers Watson to 2013. Martin is a non-executive director of Standard Life Aberdeen plc, where he chairs the Risk & Capital Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is also on the board of Faraday Underwriting Limited and is Chairman of Greencore Construction Limited, a company of which he is joint founder. He is a non-executive adviser to Travers Smith LLP.

Alan Rubenstein

Mr. Alan Rubenstein serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Alan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2017.Alan has had a long and distinguished career in investment banking and asset management. He was the chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) from 2009 until January 2018. Prior to this he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers from 2006–2008 and before that at Morgan Stanley from 1997–2006. He began his career with Scottish Widows, where he qualified as a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries before moving into senior executive positions with BZW Asset Management and Lucas Varity Fund Management. Alan is a former vice-chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds, and former chairman of its Investment Council. He is a former member of the Council and Management Board of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a former member of the Takeover Panel and a former member of the supervisory board of Robeco Groep NV. Alan is a director of the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme Trustees Ltd and chairman of their investment sub-committee.

Angela Seymour-Jackson

Ms. Angela Seymour-Jackson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Angela was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in October 2015. She is also the Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Gocompare.com Group plc, a non-executive director of Henderson Group plc and Rentokil Initial plc. In November 2016 she became an Adviser to Lloyds Banking Group (insurance). Angela was the Managing Director of the Workplace Division of Aegon UK plc and has held various senior marketing and distribution roles from 1989 to 2011 at Norwich Union Insurance, General Accident Insurance, CGU plc and Aviva. She was Chief Executive Officer of RAC Motoring Services Limited from 2010 until 2012 and she conducted the sale of RAC to Carlyle.From 2016 until 2017 she was adviser to Lloyds Banking Group (insurance). Angela is deputy chairman and senior independent director of Gocompare.com Group plc, and a non-executive director of Henderson Group plc, Rentokil Initial plc and PageGroup plc.

Peter Shaw

Mr. Peter Shaw serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Peter has a wide range of experience in both risk and business roles throughout a career in financial services of over 30 years. He spent the majority of his career at Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest having joined as a graduate, progressing through a number of business roles before spending his last eight years in the risk function, latterly as chief risk officer for the Retail, Wealth and Ulster Bank businesses. He formerly also held the role of interim chief risk officer at the Co-operative Banking Group and non-executive director at Bank of Ireland (UK) plc. Peter is a non-executive director of Willis Limited and Aldermore Bank plc.

Chris Wensley