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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Leach

68 2017 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Simon Breakwell

53 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Martin Clarke

61 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Edmund King

58 2008 AA President

Mike Lloyd

39 2014 Chief Executive Officer of AAISL

Olly Kunc

38 2017 Chief Information Officer

Helen Hancock

46 2012 Human Resources Director

Janet Connor

52 2018 Director - Insurance

Geraint Hayter

43 2017 Chief Customer Operations Officer

Mark Millar

47 2014 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Steve Barber

2018 Non-Executive Director

Mark Brooker

2018 Non-Executive Director

Andrew Blowers

57 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Cathryn Riley

56 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Suzi Williams

49 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Zeeshan Maqbool

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Leach

Mr. John Leach is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. As Chairman, John provides leadership of the Board and delivers objective insight and critical debate to Board discussions on strategic and financial matters. As Chairman, he promotes the highest standards of corporate governance and meets regularly with the Non-Executive Directors to discuss governance matters. John is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration, Risk and Audit Committees. John has served on public company boards as either Chairman, CEO or CFO for the past 37 years. He has considerable experience in turnaround situations in the industrial and service sections sitting on the boards of, among others, Brent Walker (including William Hill and Pubmaster), Myson Group and Luminar. Most recently, John was CEO of Hermes UK Focus Funds and a supervisory Board member of Dometic AB. John began his career as an Articled Clerk and subsequently as a Partner in a firm of chartered accountants. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Simon Breakwell

Mr. Simon J. Breakwell serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Simon joined the AA in September 2014 as a Non-Executive Director. He was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer on 1 August 2017 and then Chief Executive Officer on 25 September 2017. As Chief Executive Officer, Simon has responsibility for driving and implementing the strategy approved by the Board and has oversight for governance matters. Simon has significant digital and travel experience. He is currently a Venture Partner at TCV, one of the leading global mid cap funds, and is Chairman of Business Data 4 Travel. Simon is also co-founder of Trover.com and an adviser to Hipmunk.com. He was a founder of Expedia, a start-up within Microsoft, and ran the North American operations. As President of Expedia International Inc, Simon started up and led the growth of the business in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions, including both the Hotels.com and Expedia brands. Simon joined Expedia as a main board Director in 1996 and served for ten years. More recently, Simon was responsible for establishing the European operations for Uber.com.

Martin Clarke

Dr. Martin Clarke, Ph.D. serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. As Chief Financial Officer, Martin has ultimate responsibility for financial planning and overseeing risk management, treasury and internal controls. Additionally, he focuses on investor relations and improving the capital structure of AA plc. Martin has over 30 years of private equity experience, most recently in the role of Partner and Global Head of Consumer for Permira which he joined in 2002. Prior to Permira, Martin worked at Cinven and Silverfleet, the private equity arm of Prudential plc. He has led a number of major transactions and has sat on the boards of several leading companies including New Look, Gala Coral and Galaxy Entertainment Group, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Edmund King

Mr. Edmund King is AA President of the Company. Edmund is responsible for public affairs, public relations, campaigns and the AA Charitable Trust. Edmund has a background in research, media, civil service, commerce and extensive transport campaigns. He has worked in the wine trade in Burgundy and for a radio station in LA. He has written several reports on transport and often appears as a transport commentator on radio and television. He is also a Visiting Professor of Transport at Newcastle University. He tweets under @AApresident. Edmund was awarded an OBE for services to road safety in 2016.

Mike Lloyd

Mr. Mike Lloyd is Chief Executive Officer of AAISL of the Company. Mike is responsible for the consumer Roadside Assistance, Business Services, Insurance Broking and Financial Services businesses as well as the marketing, digital and public affairs functions for the AA. In March 2017, Mike became CEO of AAISL (the AA’s regulated insurance broking business). Mike was previously a Partner at Oliver Wyman, leading their consumer services work in the UK.

Olly Kunc

Mr. Olly Kunc is Chief Information Officer of the Company. Ollie is accountable for defining and implementing the IT strategy for the Group, shaping the digital transformation and providing robust IT services to customers and employees. Ollie has highly relevant experience leading change with more than 20 years’ IT and transformation experience. As a senior manager within Accenture, he led a number of IT transformation programmes for financial services clients. He has held IT and change leadership positions at LV= and TalkTalk, and has advised numerous companies on the improvement of their IT and change capabilities.

Helen Hancock

Ms. Helen Hancock is Human Resources Director of the Company. Helen is responsible for delivering the people agenda for the Group and its functions, ensuring appropriate leadership and support is provided for each element of the HR strategy. Helen is an attendee on both the AAISL and AA plc Remuneration Committees. Helen has over 20 years’ experience working in HR in medium and large corporate organisations. Prior to joining the AA almost five years ago, Helen worked at British American Tobacco for eight years where she held the role of Head of HR for the Southampton site and Senior Business Partner roles for the Global Product function and Group Research & Development. Prior to this, Helen worked at Alldays Convenience Stores Limited (subsequently acquired by The Co-Op) and B&Q plc with various HR remits.

Janet Connor

Ms. Janet Connor serves as Director - Insurance of the Company. In March 2018, Janet successfully completed her regulatory conduct responsibilities in respect of the regulatory change agenda and now has accountability for the insurance strategy and growth plan at the AA. Janet is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has pursued a successful career in consumer financial services across retail banking and insurance. Prior to joining the AA, Janet held Managing Director roles in general insurance and latterly she was managing director of RSA plc’s brand, More Than. Previous to this, Janet ran Ageas-owned over-50s insurer RIAS from 2006 to 2011. Janet has sat as a Non-Executive Director of Vanquis Bank, Provident Group since April 2017.

Geraint Hayter

Mr. Geraint Hayter is Chief Customer Operations Officer of the Company. Gareth is responsible for leading the Customer Operations function at the Group with a focus towards providing the highest standards of service to our customers. Gareth spent over 20 years at British Airways, including ten years in procurement, four years as Managing Director of one of BA’s Regional Airlines, six years as Managing Director of BA’s World Cargo division, and two years as Director of Operations. Since leaving British Airways in 2008, Gareth has worked as Chief Operating Officer of Daisy Group, the UK’s largest reseller of unified communications, and as the Chief Operating Officer of Global Navigation Solutions, the world’s largest distributor of charts and publications to commercial shipping. Most recently, Gareth led a successful transformation programme in Europe for HomeAway, a division of Expedia.

Mark Millar

Mr. Mark Millar serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. A qualified solicitor, Mark was formerly Company Secretary at Domino’s Pizza Group plc and Future plc and has 15 years of experience in the role. Mark also has a wealth of commercial and legal expertise, including ten years as a City solicitor, latterly with Allen & Overy. Mark leaves the AA to return to private legal practice in April 2018.

Steve Barber

Mr. Steve Barber has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 11 June 2018. Steve has almost 30 years' experience in accountancy, including as a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been finance director of Mirror Group plc and holds non-executive positions at Domino's Pizza Group plc and Fenwick Limited. He is a member of the steering group of the Audit Quality Forum and a founder of The Objectivity Partnership. He was formerly a non-executive director of Next plc where he chaired the Audit Committee.

Mark Brooker

Mr. Mark Brooker has been appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 10 July 2018. Mark was previously Chief Operating Officer of Trainline (formerly thetrainline.com), the European tech company and leading independent rail retailer, where he had responsibility for the UK and International consumer and B2B businesses including the Marketing and Product functions. He joined Trainline from Betfair, one of Europe's leading online gaming businesses, where he also held the role of COO, with responsibilities for all operations outside the USA, including commercial management, product development and customer service across Sportsbook, Exchange and Gaming products. Before joining Betfair, Mark spent 17 years in investment banking advising UK companies on equity capital raising and M&A at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Mark is a non-executive director of William Hill plc and holds a Master's degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Andrew Blowers

Mr. Andrew Blowers is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. As Non-Executive Director, Andrew provides objective insight and critical debate to Board discussions on strategic, financial and governance matters. Andrew is Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Andrew is Chair of AA Underwriting Insurance Company Limited, the Group’s insurance underwriter. Andrew has significant experience in insurance and financial services. He established and sold several successful insurance operations during his 25-year career in the insurance industry, the last being the innovative online insurer Swiftcover, and he was previously an Executive Director of Churchill Insurance. He has previously advised several private equity operations, the Consumers’ Association and the Financial Ombudsman Service in relation to various insurance matters. Andrew was awarded an OBE in 2009. Andrew is a Non-Executive Director of Telecom Plus plc.

Cathryn Riley

Ms. Cathryn Riley is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. As Non-Executive Director, Cathryn provides objective insight and critical debate to Board discussions on strategic, financial and governance matters. Cathryn also became a member of the Risk Committee on 28 February 2018. Cathryn has had a wide-ranging career covering insurance, customer services, IT, operations and human resources. She also holds non-executive roles at Equitable Life, International Personal Finance plc, Chubb European Group Plc and Chubb Underwriting Agencies Ltd. Cathryn was Group Chief Operations Officer at Aviva Plc and a member of the Executive Committee. She was a management consultant at Coopers & Lybrand and General Manager of Transformation at BUPA. Cathryn has been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the AA Group’s insurance broker since December 2014 and at the time of writing, will resign following the appointment of a further Non-Executive Director and a period of handover during 2018.

Suzi Williams

Ms. Suzi Williams is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. As Non-Executive Director, Suzi provides objective insight and critical debate to Board discussions on strategic, financial and governance matters. Suzi became Chair of the Remuneration Committee on 1 August 2017 and is a member of the Risk and Nomination Committees. Suzi has extensive experience with consumer-facing companies and brands. A Procter & Gamble trained brand marketeer and business leader, Suzi has spent the last 20 years delivering commercial transformation and growth for household names like the BBC, Orange and Capital Radio Group (where she was Commercial Development Director at Global Radio Group from 2004 to 2006). In September 2015, after a ten-year tenure, she stepped down from her role as Group Marketing and Brand Director at BT plc.

Zeeshan Maqbool