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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Hill

64 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Alain Michaelis

49 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Michael Speakman

52 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

James Hind

2018 Divisional President - North America, Executive Director

Thorsten Holl

46 2015 President of EMEA

Mark Kliner

51 2016 President of APAC

Peter Wyton

2018 President of APAC

Venu Raju

55 2017 Executive Director, Engineering and Operations Director

Graeme Cook

2017 Human Resources Director

Joseph Hubback

39 2016 Strategy Director

Michael Sinclair-Williams

54 2016 Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Director

Kerry Porritt

2016 Group Company Secretary

Paula Bell

48 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christopher Girling

64 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Eva Lindqvist

60 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nancy Moore

68 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kate Rock

2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Withers

2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Hill

Mr. Peter J. Hill, CBE is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Keller Group Plc. A Mining Engineer by background, Peter was appointed as Non-executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee in July 2016. Peter is also Non-executive Chairman of Volution Group plc and of Imagination Technologies plc, and is a Non-executive Director of the Royal Air Force. He was previously Nonexecutive Chairman of Alent plc from 2012 to the end of 2015; Chief Executive of the electronics and technology group Laird PLC from 2002 to late 2011; a Non-executive Director on the Boards of Cookson Group plc, Meggitt plc and Oxford Instruments plc, and was a Non-executive Board member of UK Trade and Investment. His early career was spent with natural resources companies Anglo American, Rio Tinto and BP; he was an Executive Director on the Board of Costain Group plc, and he has also held management positions with BTR plc and Invensys plc.

Alain Michaelis

Mr. Alain Michaelis is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Keller Group Plc. Alain was appointed Chief Executive of Keller in May 2015 and is a member of the Board of Directors. He was previously Group Operations Director of Rolls-Royce plc where he also served as a major divisional head. He has held senior leadership positions at Tenneco, a Tier 1 automotive supplier and at Wolseley, the building products distributor. Alain began his career at Arup. Alain has extensive operational and strategic management experience within international businesses across America, Asia-Pacific and EMEA. Alain has a BEng (Hons) from Imperial College and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Alain is Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Michael Speakman

Mr. Michael J. Speakman has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., with effect from 20 August 2018. Michael is a highly experienced listed company Chief Financial Officer who brings significant global finance knowledge obtained in blue-chip engineering groups. Michael was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Cape plc, a leading international provider of industrial services, employing some 20,000 people. Prior to that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Expro Plc, a leading oilfield services company operating across 50 countries, having had progressively senior finance positions with Smiths Group Plc and TI Group Plc. He holds a BSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

James Hind

Mr. James William G. Hind Re-designated as Divisional President - North America, Executive Director of the Company., with effect from 20 August 2018. He served as Finance Director, Executive Director of Keller Group Plc. James was appointed Finance Director in 2003 and is a member of the Board of Directors. He was previously Group Financial Controller at DS Smith plc. James worked in the New York office of Coopers & Lybrand advising on mergers and acquisitions. The role of the Committee is to assist the Chief Executive in: –– Developing and implementing strategy, operational plans, budgets, policies and procedures; –– Monitoring operating and financial performance; –– Assessing and controlling risks; –– Prioritising and allocating resource; and –– Monitoring competitive forces in each area in which we operate. He has 12 years’ experience in the engineering sector and has extensive financial and strategic management experience. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. James has an MA (Hons) in History from Cambridge University. Appointed to the Executive Committee on its formation in 2012.

Thorsten Holl

Mr. Thorsten Holl is President of EMEA of Keller Group Plc. Thorsten was Chief Executive at the ARVOS-Group (Alstom’s Steam Auxiliary Components division as independent spin-off) which he successfully developed as a stand-alone business. He has held a number of leadership roles with ABB and the Alstom Group, where he led several of its international businesses, including in China, where he built up a number of joint ventures. He qualified as an Industrial Engineer at the Technical University of Karlsruhe and has a Masters of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) from the University of Wollongong. Thorsten was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2015.

Mark Kliner

Mr. Mark Kliner is President of APAC of Keller Group Plc. Mark was appointed President of APAC in January 2016, following the merger of Keller Australia and Keller Asia. Between 2009 and 2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of Keller Australia, prior to which, he was Managing Director of Piling Contractors. Mark has an extensive career spanning over 30 years in piling, diaphragm walling, ground improvement and marine construction, commencing in the UK in 1985. He has over 20 years of international experience including Directorships in the UK and Middle East, MD/CEO Australia and New Zealand and President ASEAN. He is qualified as a Chartered Professional Engineer and has a Postgraduate Diploma from Oxford University. Mark was appointed to the Executive Committee on its formation in 2012.

Peter Wyton

Mr. Peter Wyton is President of APAC of the Company. He joins Keller after 25 years at AECOM, a leading global infrastructure firm. He is an experienced business leader and engineering professional with extensive knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region. He has supported the delivery of major infrastructure projects in transport, building, utilities, mining and industrial markets across APAC. Peter received a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology in 1991. Peter joins the Executive Committee in April 2018.

Venu Raju

Mr. Venu Raju is Executive Director, Engineering and Operations Director of Keller Group Plc, effective 1 January 2017. Venu was appointed Engineering and Operations Director on 1 January 2017 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Venu began his career with Keller in Germany in 1994 as a geotechnical engineer. He has held the roles of Managing Director Keller Singapore, Malaysia and India; Business Unit Manager, Keller Far East in 2009; and Managing Director, Asia. Venu has extensive operational and strategic management experience. Born in India, he studied civil engineering in India and the USA, has a PhD in structural engineering from Duke University and a Doctorate in geotechnical engineering from Karlsruhe University. Venu was appointed to the Executive Committee on its formation in 2012.

Graeme Cook

Mr. Graeme Cook is a Human Resources Director of the Company. Graeme was appointed HR Director in January 2017. He joins from EnQuest, a FTSE oil and gas production company where he was the Group HR Director. Graeme has significant international experience having been assigned to management roles in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. Graeme has over 25 years’ experience in both finance and HR leadership roles in a number of blue-chip companies. Graeme was Group Head of Talent and Leadership for Legal & General, HR Director, Mediterranean Basin and Africa region for BG Group, and spent most of his early career with Schlumberger in various HR and financial controller roles. He received an MA (Hons) in Accountancy & Economics from the University of Dundee in 1991. Graeme joined the Executive Committee in January 2017.

Joseph Hubback

Mr. Joseph Hubback is Strategy Director of a Keller Group Plc. Joseph was appointed Strategy Director in January 2016. He was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company in London where he worked with clients in the engineering and high-tech industries. Prior to McKinsey he held a variety of roles with ICI over a 10-year period. Joseph started in project engineering, building factories, before moving into operations and supply chain management and managing global client accounts. Joseph has a MEng from Oxford University. Joseph was appointed to the Executive Committee in January 2016.

Michael Sinclair-Williams

Mr. Michael Sinclair-Williams is Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Director of Keller Group Plc. Michael was appointed Health, Safety and Environment Director in 2012. In 2016, he also became responsible for Quality and Continuous Improvement. Michael has worked on some of the world’s most interesting projects in both an operational and technical role. He played instrumental roles in the transport elements of the London 2012 Olympic Games and delivery of a new high speed line in Europe and has worked extensively abroad. Michael holds a PhD in Risk/ Quality Management and is a graduate of the Saïd Business School Oxford senior leadership programme. Michael joined the Executive Committee in 2012.

Kerry Porritt

Ms. Kerry A. A. Porritt is Group Company Secretary of Keller Group Plc. Kerry has over 20 years’ experience of company secretarial roles within international listed companies. She has also provided strategic advice and business development consultancy services and acted as a specialist advisor for IPOs. In 2015 she was appointed Group Ethics and Compliance Officer, with responsibility for the group’s Ethics and Compliance programme. She oversees the group’s risk, compliance and governance. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds a degree in Law from Birmingham City University. Kerry is an Aspire Foundation mentor. Kerry was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2013.

Paula Bell

Ms. Paula Bell has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., with effect from 1 September 2018. Paula has extensive international strategic, financial, commercial and M&A experience from large listed global companies and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Spirent Communications plc, a leading multi-national testing and solutions group. From 2013 to 2016 she was Chief Financial Officer of support services group John Menzies plc and between 2006 and 2013 was Group Finance Director of the advanced engineering group Ricardo plc. Previously, she held senior management positions at BAA plc, AWG plc and Rolls-Royce plc. Paula was a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the global FTSE 250 engineering and technology group Laird PLC from 2012 until its acquisition and delisting in July 2018, including a period as Senior Independent Director. Paula is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Christopher Girling

Mr. Chris Girling is no longer Non-Executive Independent Director of Keller Group Plc., effective May 2019. Chris was appointed to the Board in 2011 and is a member of the Remuneration, Nomination and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Committees and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. A Chartered Accountant by training, Chris was formerly Group Finance Director of Carillion plc and he brings to Keller his background in a range of sectors, as well as recent and relevant financial experience. He is a Non-executive Director of Workspace Group PLC and South East Water Limited and the independent Chairman Trustee for Slaughter and May’s pension fund.

Eva Lindqvist

Ms. Eva Lindqvist is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Committees. She graduated with a Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Physics from Linköping Institute of Technology and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Eva began her career in various positions with Ericsson working in Continental Europe, North America and Asia from 1981 to 1990 followed by director roles with Ericsson from 1993 to 1999. She joined TeliaSonera in 2000 as Senior Vice President before moving to Xelerated, initially as Chairperson and later as Chief Executive from 2007 to 2011. She is Non-executive Director of Bodycote plc, Assa Abloy AB (until 26 April 2018), Sweco AB and ComHem Holding AB.

Nancy Moore

Ms. Nancy Tuor Moore is Non-Executive Independent Director of Keller Group PLC. Nancy was appointed to the Board in 2014 and is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees and Chairman of the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Committee. Nancy’s extensive international business experience, together with a proven record in winning and safely delivering both global and local contracts, was gained at CH2M Hill, Inc., where she held the board position of Group President and Corporate Sponsor for Sustainability before retiring in 2013. Nancy is a Non-executive Director of Global Food Exchange and Terracon, Inc. and a member of the Board of Governors for Colorado State University.

Kate Rock

Ms. Kate Rock is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. From 2014 until November 2017, Kate was a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Imagination Technologies plc, the former global FTSE250 high technology company. Kate was appointed a Life Peer in 2015. She is currently a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy. From 2017-2018 she was a member of the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence. She is a Non-executive Director of Real World Technologies Limited and Senior Adviser at Instinctif Partners. Kate has a strong international background in corporate communications and business relations. She was a partner at College Hill for 12 years from 1996, where she provided strategic counsel and business communications advice to international public and private companies. Kate was Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party with responsibility for business engagement until July 2016, giving her wide-ranging exposure to a large number of industries, including large-scale infrastructure projects. Kate holds a BA in Publishing and History.

Paul Withers

Mr. Paul N. Withers is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Keller Group plc. Appointed to the Board in 2012 and a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Committees, Paul is also the Senior Independent Director. He qualified as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and was Group Managing Director at BPB plc, the international building materials business, where he spent his executive career. He is a Non-executive Director of Devro plc.