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Howden Joinery Group PLC (HWDN.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Pennycook

54 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Livingston

49 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mark Robson

2014 Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Theresa Keating

2014 Group Finance Director

Clive Cockburn

2016 Chief Information Officer

Gareth Hopkins

2015 Interim Group Human Resources Director

Kevin Barrett

Group Development Director & Commercial Director - Trade Division

Rob Fenwick

Chief Operating Officer - Howden Joinery Supply Division

Andy Witts

2014 Chief Operating Officer - Howden Joinery Trade Division

Forbes McNaughton

2014 Company Secretary

Mark Allen

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Cripps

61 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Geoffrey Drabble

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Tiffany Hall

2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Debbie White

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paul Sharma

2016 Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Pennycook

Mr. Richard J. Pennycook serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Howden Joinery Group Plc., since May 2016. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been a public company director for over 20 years. He is currently Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group, having previously been Group Finance Director. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of The Hut Group Limited and is currently Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Persimmon plc, though he has announced his intention to retire from the Board of Persimmon at their AGM in April 2016. Richard also serves as Chairman of the Institute For Turnaround. His previous Finance Director roles include Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, RAC Group plc, H P Bulmer Holdings plc, Laura Ashley Holdings plc and J D Wetherspoon plc. Richard’s other past roles include President of Allders International North America, Chief Executive Officer of Welcome Break Holdings Ltd and a Non- Executive Director of Richer Sounds plc.

Andrew Livingston

Mr. Andrew Livingston is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed CEO Designate in January 2018 and will be formally appointed to the Board on 2 April 2018. He has been Non-Executive Director at LondonMetric Property Plc. Andrew was the Chief Executive of Screwfix Direct Ltd from 2013, where he had previously held the position of Commercial and Ecommerce Director. Prior to joining Screwfix, Andrew was the Commercial Director and Chief Operating Officer at Wyevale Garden Centres and prior to that the Commercial Director of Kitchens and Bathrooms at B&Q. Andrew holds an MBA from London Business School.

Mark Robson

Mr. Mark Robson serves as Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Howden Joinery Group Plc., since May 2014. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in May 2014, having joined the Board in April 2005 as Chief Financial Officer. Mark spent the six years prior to joining Howdens as Group Finance Director at Delta plc. Between 1985 and 1998, he held a number of senior financial positions with ICI. He is a Chartered Accountant and qualified with Price Waterhouse.

Theresa Keating

Ms. Theresa Keating serves as Group Finance Director of the Company. She has joined Howdens in September 2000 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since February 2012. Theresa was appointed Finance Director in May 2014, having been Group Financial Controller since 2007. She joined the Group Finance team in 2000 having previously held various commercial finance roles at Waterstones, HMV and Heals. Theresa is also a trustee of E-Act, a multi-academy trust.

Clive Cockburn

Mr. Clive Cockburn serves as Chief Information Officer of the Company. He has joined Howdens in October 2002 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 2016. Clive was appointed as CIO having joined Howdens in 2002 as Head of IT Infrastructure and Service Delivery. Prior to joining, he held senior IT positions in Hays Logistics UK, United Transport Limited and Exel Logistics plc.

Gareth Hopkins

Mr. Gareth Hopkins serves as Interim Group Human Resources Director of the Company. He has joined Howdens in April 2015 as a member of the Executive Committee. Gareth was appointed Interim Group HR Director having previously worked in the business as a HR consultant for 15 months. He has worked as an interim HR Director in FTSE 250 companies for 15 years and was previously Group HR Director at Dairy Crest and Whitworths.

Kevin Barrett

Mr. Kevin Barrett serves as Group Development Director & Commercial Director - Trade Division of the Company. Kevin joined Howdens in September 2015 as a member of the Executive Committee. Before joining Howdens, Kevin spent 10 years at Sainsbury’s where he held a variety of roles including Director of Strategy for the whole company, and Head of Distribution for Sainsbury’s Bank. He started his career as a management consultant at Accenture.

Rob Fenwick

Mr. Rob Fenwick is Chief Operating Officer - Howden Joinery Supply Division of the Company. He has joined Howdens in January 2001 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since April 2005. Since October 2005, he has been responsible for transforming the Supply Division from a vertically integrated operation to a commercial organisation. Prior to joining Howdens, Rob worked in the automotive, FMCG and other industry sectors.

Andy Witts

Mr. Andy Witts is Chief Operating Officer - Howden Joinery Trade Division of the Company. He has joined Howdens in July 1995 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since September 2008. Andy was one of the founding members of the Howdens depot management team, having joined from Magnet in 1995. He was promoted from the Regional team to become Sales Director in January 2007 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Trade Division in January 2014.

Forbes McNaughton

Mr. Forbes McNaughton serves as Company Secretary of Howden Joinery Group PLC. He has joined Howdens in July 2012 and was appointed Group Company Secretary in May 2014. Forbes joined the Company as Deputy Company Secretary in 2012 following a period of secondment from KPMG. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and is Secretary to the Executive Committee as well as to the Board of Directors.

Mark Allen

Mr. Mark Allen serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Howden Joinery Group Plc., since May 2011. He is Chief Executive of Dairy Crest Group plc. Mark has significant experience in operating a vertically-integrated business and in particular in manufacturing, B2B, consumer goods and logistics, distribution and supply chain management. Mark joined Dairy Crest in 1991 as a general manager following a period at Shell and, after being promoted through a variety of roles including Sales & Operations Director and two divisional Managing Director roles, he was appointed to Dairy Crest’s main Board in 2002, becoming Chief Executive in 2007.

Andrew Cripps

Mr. Andrew Graham Cripps serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since December 2015. He is Non-Executive Director of Booker Group plc. Andrew has extensive experience in finance and accounting having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and held executive director roles in the UK and Europe with Rothmans International, where he was Corporate Finance Director. Andrew is Deputy Chairman of Swedish Match AB, Non- Executive Director of Booker Group plc and Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at the 2 Sisters Food Group. Andrew has also been a non-executive director of a number of public companies with consumer-facing and manufacturing businesses.

Geoffrey Drabble

Mr. Geoffrey Drabble serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company., since July 2015. He is Chief Executive officer of Ashtead Group Plc. Geoff has a notable background in in the building products and construction markets and is the Chief Executive Officer of Ashtead Group Plc, the FTSE100 international equipment rental company which operates a model across multiple sites, with incentivised local managers. He was appointed as Chief Executive in January 2007, having served as Chief Executive Designate from October 2006 and as a Non-Executive Director since April 2005. Geoff has also previously held the position of Executive Director of The Laird Group plc where he was responsible for its Building Products division. Prior to joining The Laird Group, he held a number of senior management positions at Black & Decker.

Tiffany Hall

Ms. Tiffany Hall is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Howden Joinery Group Plc., since 20 April 2017. She has a strong background in marketing, sales, digital and customer service having previously served as Managing Director at BUPA Home Healthcare, Marketing Director at BUPA and Head of Marketing at British Airways. She was also Chairman of Airmiles and BA Holidays and prior to that held other positions at British Airways including Head of Global Sales and Distribution and Head of UK Sales and Marketing. Tiffany was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Think London. She was appointed to the Board in May 2010 and appointed Remuneration Committee Chair in May 2014 and Senior Independent Director in April 2017.

Debbie White

Ms. Debbie White serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is a Chief Executive Officer of Interserve Plc. Debbie was appointed to the Board in February 2017. Debbie has significant experience of the B2B industry and of finance and accounting. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Interserve Plc in September 2017 and prior to this served as Global CEO of Sodexo Healthcare and Sodexo Government. Debbie also held various other positions within Sodexo, including CFO in the UK & Ireland, CFO of Sodexo Inc. and later CEO for Sodexo UK & Ireland. In 2013, she became a trustee of the charity Wellbeing of Women and is now Chair of the Audit Committee. Debbie started her career with Arthur Andersen in the UK, before joining AstraZeneca where she held a range of financial roles. She later became a director at PwC Consulting where she worked across a number of sectors in a global capacity.

Paul Sharma