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WH Smith PLC (SMWH.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Staunton

70 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Clarke

2013 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Robert Moorhead

2013 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Ian Houghton

Legal Director, Company Secretary

Suzanne Baxter

2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Annemarie Durbin

53 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Drummond Hall

2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Staunton

Mr. Henry S. Staunton serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of WH Smith PLC. He joined the Board of WH Smith in September 2010 and became Chairman on 1 September 2013. He is also Chair of the Nominations Committee. He has extensive finance, media and retail expertise and is Chairman of Capital and Counties Properties plc and Phoenix Group Holdings. He was previously the Finance Director of Granada and ITV, Chairman of Ashtead Group, BrightHouse Group PLC and Vice Chairman of Legal and General PLC.

Stephen Clarke

Mr. Stephen Clarke serves as Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of WH Smith PLC. He is Group Chief Executive and joined the Board of WH Smith in June 2012, becoming Group Chief Executive on 1 July 2013. He joined WH Smith in August 2004 as Marketing Director for WH Smith High Street. In 2006 he was appointed Commercial and Marketing Director and in 2008 became Managing Director of WH Smith High Street. He began his career at the Dixons Group where he carried out a number of store, product and marketing roles.

Robert Moorhead

Mr. Robert Moorhead serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director of WH Smith PLC. He is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (‘CFO/COO’) and joined the Board of WH Smith in December 2008. He is a Chartered Accountant and joined WH Smith in 2004 as Retail Finance Director. Previously, he was Group Finance Director at Specsavers Optical Group and Finance and IT Director of World Duty Free Europe. He also held a number of roles at B&Q and Kingfisher Group. He started his career at Price Waterhouse.

Ian Houghton

Mr. Ian Houghton serves as Legal Director, Company Secretary of WH Smith PLC. He was appointed in September 1998.

Suzanne Baxter

Ms. Suzanne C. Baxter serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of WH Smith PLC. She joined the Board of WH Smith in February 2013. She is a Chartered Accountant having trained at Price Waterhouse, and is Chair of the Audit Committee. She is a Commissioner on the Board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and is a member of its Audit and Risk Assurance Committee and Treaty Monitoring Commissioner Working Group. She was formerly the Group Finance Director of Mitie Group Plc. She has also been the Chair of the Business in the Community South West Strategic Advisory Board, Deputy Chair of Opportunity Now and Chair of the Business Services Association.

Annemarie Durbin

Ms. Annemarie Verna Florence Durbin serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of WH Smith PLC. She joined the Board of WH Smith in December 2012. She is a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Santander UK plc. Previously, she was a non-executive director of Ladbrokes Coral Group plc and was Chair of the Listing Authority Advisory Panel. She has 25 years’ international banking experience, particularly across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, operating at Board and Executive Committee level. In addition to her directorships, Annemarie is an executive coach, a conflict mediator and provides Board governance consultancy services.

Drummond Hall

Mr. Drummond Hall serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of WH Smith PLC. He joined the Board of WH Smith in September 2008. He is the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee. He is a non-executive director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of The Sage Group plc and is the Senior Independent Director of First Group plc. He spent the early part of his career with Procter & Gamble, Mars and PepsiCo Inc, and from 2002 to 2006 was Chief Executive of Dairy Crest PLC. He was previously Chairman of Mitchell’s and Butlers and a non-executive director of TNS.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Henry Staunton

223,000

Stephen Clarke

2,902,000

Robert Moorhead

1,817,000

Ian Houghton

--

Suzanne Baxter

65,000

Annemarie Durbin

52,000

Drummond Hall

74,000
As Of  30 Aug 2018