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WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (MRW.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Higginson

61 2015 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

David Potts

2015 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Trevor Strain

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Andy Atkinson

2016 Group Marketing and Customer Director

Darren Blackhurst

Group Commercial Director

Clare Grainger

2015 Group People Director

Gary Mills

2015 Group Retail Director

Jonathan Burke

2017 Company Secretary

Rooney Anand

54 2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Davidson

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kevin Havelock

61 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tony Kralingen

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Belinda Richards

60 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Paula Vennells

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Kasoulis

2016 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Higginson

Mr. Andrew Thomas Higginson is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 22, 2015. He joined the Group as Deputy Chairman and Chairman Elect in October 2014 and became Chairman at the end of January 2015. Andrew brings significant Board, commercial, retail and leadership experience to the Board. Andrew is a former Executive Director of Tesco PLC having spent 15 years on the Main Board, first as Finance and Strategy Director, and latterly as Chief Executive of their Retailing Services business. His early career was with Unilever, Guinness, Laura Ashley and the Burton Group. Andrew was previously the Chairman of Poundland Group PLC, Senior Independent Director of BSkyB PLC and a Non-Executive Director of the Rugby Football Union.

David Potts

Mr. David T. Potts is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc., effective 16 March 2015. He is a vastly experienced retailer who joined Tesco PLC at the age of 16 and worked there for 39 years. He rose to become successively CEO of its Ireland business, its UK retail stores business and then CEO of Tesco Asia. David was also on the Tesco PLC Board from 1998 until he left in 2011. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Morrisons, David held several advisory positions with a number of private equity and consultancy firms and developed his own retail concept to sell general merchandise. He also worked on two extensive retail projects in the UK.

Trevor Strain

Mr. Trevor Strain is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc. He joined the Group in June 2009 as Commercial and Operations Finance Director. In June 2011, he became Finance Director Corporate and took responsibility for the Company’s productivity programmes. Trevor joined the Board as Chief Financial Officer on 10 April 2013. Experience Prior to joining Morrisons, Trevor worked for Tesco PLC in a number of roles until his appointment as UK Property Finance Director in 2006 and subsequently UK Planning and Reporting Finance Director. Trevor began his career with Arthur Andersen and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Andy Atkinson

Mr. Andy Atkinson is Group Marketing and Customer Director of the company. He was appointed to Group Marketing and Customer Director in January 2016 having held the interim position for over five months. Experience Andy has been with Morrisons for four years in a number of senior Commercial and Trading roles within the organisation. Prior to joining Morrisons, Andy held a variety of senior commercial roles within Boots, progressing to Commercial Director. Andy started at Coca Cola expanding his career to Walt Disney and then L’Oréal.

Darren Blackhurst

Mr. Darren Blackhurst is Group Commercial Director of the company. Darren started his career at Tesco in 1988, holding a number of buying roles in fresh food and grocery. In 1994, he was seconded to Tesco’s French business Catteau before holding a number of category director positions. Darren became Commercial Director for Tesco Lotus Thailand in 2002. He joined Asda in 2006 as Executive Trading Director for Food and in 2008 was appointed Chief Merchandising Officer. In 2011, he joined Matalan as Chief Executive before moving to B&Q as Commercial Director in 2014.

Clare Grainger

Ms. Clare Grainger is the Group People Director of the Company. She joined Morrisons in February 2009 and was appointed Group People Director on 1 September 2015. Clare started her career at Asda and held a number of roles both within Head Office and the Retail division. She progressed through a variety of senior human resources (HR) roles including Head of HR at HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group, where she led a number of programmes to drive differentiation in both sales and services.

Gary Mills

Mr. Gary Mills is Group Retail Director of the company. He joined Morrisons in August 2015 as Group Retail Director. Experience Gary has more than 30 years’ retail experience, with Stewarts Supermarkets in Northern Ireland and then with Tesco PLC where he held a variety of senior positions including Retail Director for Convenience and Retail Director for the North and Northern Ireland. Gary’s experience covers all areas of retail and all formats, including supermarkets and convenience stores.

Jonathan Burke

Mr. Jonathan Burke is Company Secretary of the Company. As a qualified accountant and Company Secretary, Jonathan has worked at Morrisons for the last 25 years holding various finance, compliance and project roles. He also held the role of Company Secretary between 2001 and 2009.

Rooney Anand

Mr. Rooney Anand is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 January 2016. He joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2016. Rooney is a highly experienced retail and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) executive. Following a career with United Biscuits and then Sara Lee, he joined Greene King PLC in 2001 as Managing Director of its brewery company. He was appointed CEO in 2005.

Richard Davidson

Mr. Richard Colin Neil Davidson, CBE is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2015. He became Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee on 1 January 2016. Experience Neil has had an extensive career in manufacturing, starting with Northern Foods PLC where he rose to become Managing Director of its milk division. He subsequently became CEO of Express Dairies Plc and then Arla PLC. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Persimmon PLC and Northern Recruitment Group PLC and the Chair of Leicestershire County Cricket Club. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Produce Investments PLC.

Kevin Havelock

Mr. Kevin Havelock is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., effective 1 February 2018. Kevin has significant fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry experience, most recently having been a member of the Executive Committee at Unilever and President of Global Refreshment, which comprises of Unilever’s drinks and ice cream brands. Kevin is a Trustee of the British Council and a Trustee of The Eden Project.

Tony Kralingen

Mr. Tony van Kralingen has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Tony is currently Chair of Crown Commercial Services, a trading fund in the British Government, a role he has held since May 2016. Tony has a very broad experience across a number of disciplines including marketing, supply, procurement and manufacturing and human resources. Tony served 35 years at SABMiller PLC, 14 of which he was on the Executive Committee. He held a number of positions including Group Director: Integrated Supply, Chairman and Managing Director SAB, and Chairman and CEO: Plzensky Prazdroj. He is also currently an Honorary Professor of Global Corporate Strategy at Nottingham University.

Belinda Richards

Ms. Belinda Richards is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 September 2015. She became Chair of the Audit Committee on 1 January 2016. Belinda had a career in professional services for over 25 years, where she operated as a senior adviser in corporate finance and strategy. She was a corporate finance partner at Deloitte and Global Head of Merger and Separation Advisory Services until 2010. Belinda serves on the Advisory Group of Audit Committee Chairmen at the Financial Reporting Council, is a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation and is a Trustee of the Youth Sport Trust.

Paula Vennells

Ms. Paula Anne Vennells is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Paula has significant experience in commercial, marketing and supply chain. Paula is currently Chief Executive of the Post Office, a role she has held since April 2012. Paula joined the Post Office in 2007. Previously she was Group Commercial Director of Whitbread PLC having started her career with Unilever and L’Oréal. Paula has held directorships in sales and marketing with a number of major retailers including Dixons Stores Group and Argos.

Andrew Kasoulis