People: Ebiquity PLC (EBQ.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Higgins

58 2006 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Greenlees

69 2014 Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Beach

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director

Nick Manning

2014 Executive Director , Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew Watkins

2011 Company Secretary

Thomas Alexander

53 2014 Non-Executive Director

Julie Baddeley

64 2014 Non-Executive Director

Richard Nichols

2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Higgins

Mr. Michael James Higgins is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Ebiquity Plc. Having obtained his degree in economics and politics from Cambridge University, Michael qualified as an accountant at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He then gained experience in international banking with Saudi International Bank before joining Charterhouse, the merchant bank, in 1984. He became a Partner at KPMG in 1996, and following his retirement from the partnership in 2006, spent five years as a senior adviser with them. Michael is currently senior independent director of Plant Health Care plc, a leading provider of novel patent protected biological products to the global agricultural market, a non-executive director of Arria NLG plc, a software development business, a non-executive director of Progility plc, a project management services group and is also Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance. Michael also has interests in early stage businesses in online publishing and medical services. In addition to chairing the Ebiquity Board, Michael chairs the Nomination Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.

Michael Greenlees

Mr. Michael E. Greenlees is Chief Executive Officer of Ebiquity Plc. Michael was one of the original founding partners, Chairman and CEO of Gold Greenlees Trott plc (GGT) an international advertising and marketing group, and one of the great names in British advertising. In 1998 Michael joined the Board of Omnicom Inc, serving as the President and Chief Executive of TBWA Worldwide and in 2001 was made Executive Vice-President of Omnicom Inc. Michael was Special Advisor to General Atlantic, a US based private equity group, and has served on the Board of a number of US companies. Until 2010 he was a Director of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources outsourcing and consulting firm, where he chaired the Compensation & Leadership Committee and served on the Nominations & Corporate Governance Committee. In February 2011 Michael became a Director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. where he serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee. Michael joined Ebiquity in April 2007. Michael sits on Ebiquity’s Nomination Committee.

Andrew Beach

Mr. Andrew William Beach is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Ebiquity Plc. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working within their Assurance business for nine years until 2007. For the last six years he specialised in Entertainment and Media clients and headed up the firm’s Publishing knowledge network. He joined Ebiquity as Financial Controller in 2007 and was promoted to Chief Financial Ocer in 2008. Towards the end of 2013/14, Andrew was promoted to Chief Financial and Operating Ocer, with a widening of his responsibilities to include IT and global data centres. He was shortlisted in the Young FD of the Year (Quoted Sector) category at the 2012 FDs’ Excellence Awards in association with ICAEW.

Nick Manning

Mr. Nick Manning is Executive Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. Nick has spent 35 years in the media industry, principally having co-founded Manning Gottlieb Media (MGM) in 1990. MGM became one of the most highly respected and fastest growing Media Specialist agencies before becoming part of Omnicom in 1997. His most recent agency position was CEO of OMD’s operations in the UK. Nick also co-founded OPera, the media negotiation arm for OMD and PHD, with billings of £1 billion. Nick joined Ebiquity in October 2007 as Chief Operating Ocer with special responsibility for the Analytics division before becoming President, International, in overall charge of Ebiquity’s non-UK based operations. Nick is now Chief Strategy Ocer, with responsibility for developing and implementing Ebiquity’s strategy across its three business segments.

Andrew Watkins

Thomas Alexander

Mr. Thomas Simon (Tom) Alexander is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Tom brings a wealth of international business experience and consumer instinct to Ebiquity. Following senior sales positions with Telia and BT Cellnet, Tom founded Virgin Mobile in 1999 and subsequently built the business to revenues of £1 billion and 4.3 million customers in eight years. He led the company’s IPO in 2004 and eventual sale to ntl in 2006. From 2007 he was Chief Executive Ocer of Orange, leading its turnaround and subsequent successful merger in 2010 with T-Mobile to create Everything Everywhere. After running EE for a further year he left to pursue private equity opportunities and non-executive roles. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee.

Julie Baddeley

Ms. Julie Margaret Baddeley is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Julie is one of the UK’s most experienced female company directors, having served in both executive and non-executive capacities on the boards of leading companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 as well as a number of major public sector organisations. She has chaired the remuneration committee of several boards on which she has served and been chairman of Harvey Nash plc since June 2013. Julie has broad experience both of businesses in professional services like Ebiquity, and of those in the consumer industry sectors Ebiquity serves, including BOC, Yorkshire Building Society, Camelot and Greggs. As Associate Fellow at Oxford University Said Business School, from 2000 to 2010, she coached top business teams from around the world on the execution of business strategy, having previously run a global team as the partner in charge of a substantial part of Accenture’s change management practice. She is Chairman of Ebiquity’s Remuneration Committee and sits on the Nomination Committee.

Richard Nichols

Mr. Richard Stephen Nichols is Non-Executive Independent Director of Ebiquity plc. Richard is Chief Executive of Instinctif Partners, the international business communications consultancy. Prior to joining Instinctif Partners, Richard was Chief Executive of Huntsworth plc, following the merger with Incepta Group plc where he was the Chief Executive and formerly Group Finance Director. An Economics graduate from Cambridge University, Richard subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London. He is Chairman of Ebiquity’s Audit Committee and also sits on the Nomination Committee.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Higgins

68,000

Michael Greenlees

326,000

Andrew Beach

219,000

Nick Manning

295,000

Andrew Watkins

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Thomas Alexander

--

Julie Baddeley

--

Richard Nichols

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As Of  30 Apr 2015
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