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Mears Group PLC (MERG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kieran Murphy

2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Miles

49 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andrew Smith

42 2008 Finance Director, Executive Director

Alan Long

52 2009 Executive Director

Ben Westran

39 Secretary

Amanda Hillerby

2018 Employee Director

Jim Clarke

2019 Non-Executive Director

Andrew Hogarth

2018 Non-Executive Director

Jason Burt

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elizabeth Corrado

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Geraint Davies

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Roy Irwin

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Julia Unwin

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kieran Murphy

Mr. Kieran F. Murphy is appointed has Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company with effect from 2 January 2019. Kieran has spent much of his career working in finance. He joined the Civil Service after university, spending 8 years at HM Treasury. His subsequent executive career was in the City, firstly at Kleinwort Benson, a leading UK merchant bank and, more recently, at Gleacher Shacklock, a boutique corporate finance advisory firm. At Kleinwort, he built a market-leading corporate finance advisory business in the building and construction sector and became a member of the bank's Investment Bank Management Committee. At Gleacher, he extended his advisory work into the business services sector. Kieran also has extensive experience as a non-executive director, having previously been on the board of Kingspan Group and currently being on the board of Aliaxis SA. He is chair at the Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's national mapping business, and is on the boards of the University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust and of the University of London.

David Miles

Mr. David J. Miles serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Mears Group PLC. David joined Mears in 1996 and, prior to his appointment to the Board in January 2007, was Managing Director of the Mears Social Housing division. Prior to joining Mears, David held a senior position with the MITIE Group. His background is in electrical engineering.

Andrew Smith

Mr. Andrew C. M. Smith serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of Mears Group PLC. Andrew joined Mears in 1999 and, prior to his appointment to the Board, was Finance Director covering all of the Mears Group’s subsidiaries. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 and worked in professional practice prior to joining Mears.

Alan Long

Mr. Alan Long serves as an Executive Director of Mears Group PLC. Alan joined Mears in 2005 and, prior to his appointment to the Board in August 2009, he was Managing Director of the Group’s Care division, having previously held the position of Group Sales and Marketing Director. Prior to joining Mears, Alan held senior roles for Britannia Building Society, Mars and Smith and Nephew.

Ben Westran

Mr. Ben Westran serves as Company Secretary of Mears Group PLC. Ben is a Chartered Accountant and, prior to his appointment as Company Secretary, was Group Financial Controller and Director to a number of the Group’s subsidiaries. Ben joined the Group in 2004 having previously worked in professional practice.

Amanda Hillerby

Ms. Amanda Hillerby is Employee Director of the Company. Amanda has worked for the Group since 2011, commencing her career on the Group's graduate management programme during which she worked across all areas of the business including Care, Housing and Central Support. Amanda is currently delivering a national role of Quality Manager within the Care division.

Jim Clarke

Mr. Jim Clarke is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jim qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. He has spent much of his career in senior finance roles in consumer facing industries, having been Finance Director at David Lloyd Leisure and subsequently JD Wetherspoon. He joined Countrywide as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2007, retiring early in 2017. Jim joined following Countrywide being taken private in 2007 and led subsequent significant restructuring and recapitalisations of the business which culminated in a successful return to the public markets via an IPO in early 2013.

Andrew Hogarth

Jason Burt

Mr. Jason Burt is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He was previously a senior partner at Plexus Law, specialising in complex employers' and public liability claims and health and safety related regulatory matters. His appointment will further integrate health and safety into the Group's governance structures, driving good working and health and safety practices. Jason will Chair a newly formed Health, Safety and Environment Committee and be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Elizabeth Corrado

Mr. Elizabeth Corrado is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Liz was until recently an Executive Director of the Power to Change charitable trust with a focus on creating innovative projects in housing and energy, enabling investment into UK communities at scale and generating both financial and social returns for investors and local communities. Liz previously held senior positions in investment banking providing advice and structured finance to both Government and a range of business sectors.

Geraint Davies

Mr. Geraint Davies, CBE is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 27 October 2015. Mr Davies has also been appointed as Chair of the Company's Audit Committee. Geraint Davies is a Chartered Accountant, working for more than 25 years as a partner in professional practice. His experience includes working with Registered Social Landlords and across a broad spectrum of the Healthcare sector. He is a Director of a number of unlisted Commercial and Not for Profit Companies.

Roy Irwin

Mr. Roy Irwin is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. He has significant experience in the social housing sector, culminating in being Chief inspector of Housing for the Audit Commission as part of a career of over 30 years in housing which included being a Local Authority Housing Director and a Housing Association CEO. Since 2013, Roy has held the position of Non-Executive Chairman of Mears' Registered Providers of social housing with the Homes and Community Agency. Roy will also join the Remuneration Committee.

Julia Unwin

Ms. Julia Unwin CBE has been Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, with effect from 1 January 2016. Julia is Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. She has significant experience in the social housing sector, having been a member of the Housing Corporation Board for ten years.