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Sanne Group PLC (SNNS.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rupert Robson

57 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Dean Godwin

41 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

James Ireland

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Eric Watson

2017 Chief Operating Officer

Martin Pearson

Chief Risk Officer

Zena Couppey

Managing Director Business Development

Mark Law

Managing Director, Alternative Assets - Asia-Pacific & Mauritius

sean Murray

2018 Managing Director, Alternative Assets, EMEA

Steve Sokic

2017 Managing Director, Corporate & Private Client

Fred Steinberg

Managing Director, Alternative Assets, North America

Spencer Daley

41 2018 Head of M&A and Strategy

Martin Schnaier

2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Nicola Palios

49 Non-Executive Director

Andrew Pomfret

57 Non-Executive Director

Mel Carvill

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Julia Chapman

52 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Rupert Robson

Mr. Rupert Hugo Wynne Robson serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Rupert Robson was appointed as a Non-executive Chairman of Sanne Group plc in March 2015 and is the Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee. He is also Non-executive Chairman of TP ICAP plc and EMF Capital Partners and Non-Executive Director of Savills plc. He has held a number of senior roles in financial institutions, most recently Non-executive Chairman of Charles Taylor plc and Non-executive Director of London Metal Exchange Holdings Ltd, Tenet Group Ltd and OJSC Nomos Bank. Prior to that he was Global Head, Financial Institutions Group, Corporate Investment Banking and Markets at HSBC and Head of European Insurance, Investment Banking at Citigroup Global Markets.

Dean Godwin

Mr. Dean Godwin serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the company. Dean is responsible for delivering business strategies that underpin the long-term development of the service and operations platform. He has over 15 years’ experience in the international financial services industry and has extensive senior management experience having previously been Managing Director of State Street’s Jersey business. Client service specialisms include capital markets transactions and corporate governance for multinational corporate institutions. He is a chartered secretary and holds an MSc in corporate governance.

James Ireland

Mr. James Ireland has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective from 1 July 2018. James Ireland is an experienced finance professional, having most recently led Investec's Support Services Sector team. He has also been a close adviser to SANNE for more than three years, having assisted and worked alongside SANNE when it listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in 2015. Post listing, James has also been a key adviser to SANNE in all of the acquisitions the business has undertaken.

Eric Watson

Mr. Eric Watson serves as Chief Operating Officer of the company. Eric's focus is on both ensuring the continuing efficiency and effectiveness of SANNE’s operating platform across the group as well as building capabilities to support future growth across the business’ core service areas. Eric joined SANNE from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was programme director for Williams & Glyn Financial Crime. Prior to that, Eric was at Standard Life and a member of the Standard Life executive leadership group. Whilst at Standard Life, Eric was in responsible for change management, business transformation and acquisition integration. His core experience includes leading large-scale business acquisition integration and divestments, implementing major business transformation initiatives and designing and implementing complex end-to-end operating models.

Martin Pearson

Mr. Martin Pearson is the Chief Risk Officer of the company. As the the Chief Risk Officer and interim Group Compliance Officer. Martin manages the Risk and Compliance functions accross the Group.

Zena Couppey

Ms. Zena Couppey is the Managing Director Business Development of the company. Zena leads SANNE’s global business development and oversees all client relationship management and service delivery matters.

Mark Law

Mr. Mark Law is the Managing Director, Alternative Assets - Asia-Pacific & Mauritius of the company. Previously, Mark ran Deutsche Bank's Asia-Pacific business for custody, clearing, fund services and securities lending, based in Hong Kong and was responsible for 12 jurisdictions in the region. He also worked in Tokyo and Mauritius heading Deutsche Bank's Institutional Cash Management and Corporate Trust businesses and launched the Bank's alternative fund services business in the region. Mark is a qualified FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an Oriental Studies Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s from Oxford University.

sean Murray

Mr. Sean Murray is the Managing Director, Alternative Assets, EMEA of the company. Prior to this role, Sean was Head of Fund Services for the EMEA region and joined SANNE from Orangefield in Luxembourg, where he was Managing Director and a member of the global alternative investments management board. He also sat on the board and management team of Vistra Luxembourg after Orangefield began a merger with Vistra Group in June 2016. Sean is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and has over 19 years of experience in the finance industry.

Steve Sokic

Mr. Steve Sokic is the Managing Director, Corporate & Private Client of the company. Prior to joining SANNE in early 2016, Steve held senior leadership roles at a global bank in Jersey, Caribbean and Canada for more than 13 years, and before that Steve was at a Big-4 firm in Canada for over 10 years practicing primarily in international tax and trusts. Steve also continues to be involved in a number of client relationships. Steve holds several professional designations, including Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP). Steve co-chairs SANNE’s global charitable committee which oversees SANNE’s and its staff’s global philanthropic endeavours and is also a recognised speaker at industry conferences.

Fred Steinberg

Mr. Fred Steinberg is the Managing Director, Alternative Assets, North America of the company. Fred is responsible for the day-to-day running of SANNE's North American Alternatives business. He is based in the New York office.

Spencer Daley

Mr. Spencer Daley serves as Head of M&A and Strategy of the Company., effective from 1 July 2018. Spencer is responsible for managing the financial strategy and operations of the Group. He has over 15 years’ experience in financial services organisations and is a skilled practitioner in areas of financial restructuring, business transformation and acquisitions. He was previously Finance Director for State Street’s AIS EMEA Private Equity and Real Estate alternative asset administration business.

Martin Schnaier

Mr. Martin Schnaier is the Chief Commercial Officer of the company. Previously, Martin was a Managing Director with responsibility for leading SANNE’s Alternative Assets business across EMEA. He joined SANNE in 2011 from Babson Capital (now Barings), the global asset manager, where he was a finance director responsible for the firm's private debt and private equity businesses. Prior to that, Martin worked for Advent Venture Partners as a financial controller, having originally qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, with 20 years of experience working in the finance industry.

Nicola Palios

Ms. Nicola Palios serves as Non-Executive Director of the company. She is an English Barrister and a Jersey Advocate. Having joined the Mourant Group in 1988 she became Mourant’s youngest ever partner and went on to hold the position of Chief Executive from 2003 until the sale of the group companies in 2010. She now runs her own consultancy business offering a variety of services to the private equity industry, and holds a number of non-executive directorships including Chairman of the States of Jersey Development Company and is a Nonexecutive Director of Voxsmart Limited, a financial services compliance software business.

Andrew Pomfret

Mr. Andrew David Pomfret serves as Non-Executive Director of the company. Most recently, he was Rathbones’ Chief Executive and chaired the Executive Committee which managed the day-to-day affairs of the Group. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG). Prior to joining Rathbones in July 1999, he spent over 13 years with Kleinwort Benson as a corporate financier, Venture Capitalist and latterly Finance Director of the investment management and private banking division. Andy is also a Nonexecutive Director of ICG Enterprise Trust PLC, Aberdeen New Thai Investment Trust Plc, Sabre Insurance Group plc and Non-executive Chairman of Miton UK MicroCap Trust plc.

Mel Carvill

Mr. Mel Gerard Carvill is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mel is also a member of the Board of Directors of Home Credit B.V., where he is responsible for governance, investor and public relations, and brings significant financial services industry experience having served as a member of the top management team of Home Credit’s parent company, PPF Group, from 2009. Previously, Mel worked across a range of sectors including Generali from 1985 until 2009 where he held a number of senior positions including Head of Western Europe, Americas and the Middle East, Head of M&A and Head of International Regulatory Affairs, Head of Risk Management and Head of Corporate Finance.

Julia Chapman

Ms. Julia Chapman has been appointed Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company from 1 July 2018. Julia has extensive experience of the global alternative assets industry and is a partner at Altair. She is a Non-Executive Director of Henderson Far East Income Limited, an Asia Pacific focused investment trust, GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited ("GCP Infra"), an investment trust investing in debt secured against UK infrastructure projects, and BH Global Limited, a listed hedge fund trading positions in global fixed income and foreign exchange markets. All (excluding Altair) are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, with GCP Infra a constituent of the FTSE 250. Julia is a solicitor qualified in England and Wales and Jersey and sits on the committee of the Jersey Funds Association.