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Arrow Global Group PLC (ARWA.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jonathan Bloomer

62 2013 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Lee Rochford

49 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Zachary Lewy

40 2017 Founder, Chief Investment Officer

Paul Cooper

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Dave Sutherland

2018 Group Chief Operating Officer

Steven Greenwood

2017 Group Chief Risk Officer

Stewart Hamilton

39 2013 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Tracy French

2017 Group HR director

Joao Bugalho

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Whitestar

John Calvao

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Portugal

Phil Marsland

2016 Chief Operating Officer of UK

Joost Rens

2017 Chief Executive Officer of Netherlands and Belgium

Andrew Fisher

60 2016 Non-Executive Director

Maria Albuquerque

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Iain Cornish

56 2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Tu Lan

48 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jonathan Bloomer

Mr. Jonathan Bloomer is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Currently Chairman of the employee benefit business of Jardine Lloyd Thompson PLC, Chairman of Shepherd Direct Ltd, and a member of the code committee of the Takeover Panel. His previous positions include Chief Executive of Prudential PLC, Senior Independent Director of Hargreaves Lansdown PLC, Chairman of the Audit Committee of Autonomy PLC, Chairman of the Practitioner Panel of the FSA and board membership of the Geneva Association.

Lee Rochford

Mr. Lee Rochford serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective 3 January 2017. Lee brings extensive relevant financial services experience, including running a pan-European financial institutions advisory business which focused on the acquisition and sale of portfolios of non-performing loans across Europe, working both with financial institutions and private equity firms. He was also instrumental in delivering the highly successful IPO of fast growing retail challenger bank, Virgin Money, and in guiding the business as a listed company following the flotation. He was Chief Financial Officer at Virgin Money between October 2013 and August 2015, seeing the group through its successful IPO and into life as a listed company. Prior to this he held a number of roles at RBS between 2007 and 2013, culminating as Managing Director and Head of the Financial Institutions Group. Earlier in his career, Lee was Managing Director of Wachovia Securities' Principal Finance team, Managing Director and Head of European Asset Finance at Credit Suisse and Head of Northern European Securitisation at BNP Paribas.

Zachary Lewy

Mr. Zachary Lewy is Founder, Chief Investment Officer of Arrow Global Group PLC. He has 16 years of executive experience in consumer finance and business process outsourcing. Previous roles include working for Vertex where he served as President of Vertex North America and Group Corporate Development Director. Co-Founder and Executive Director of 7C Limited which was acquired by Vertex in 2002. Zachary is a former board member of the Credit Services Association having been Chairman of the UK Debt Buyers and Sellers Group since 2012.

Paul Cooper

Mr. Paul Cooper has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 January 2018. He is a qualified chartered accountant, Paul is a highly experienced CFO with experience in financial services roles both in the UK and overseas. He joins Arrow Global from leading global insurance business Sompo Canopius Group where he has been in a variety of senior executive roles since 2013. He was previously a partner at Ernst & Young LLP in the Financial Services division, following five years as a Finance Director at the quoted insurer, Hiscox.

Dave Sutherland

Mr. Dave Sutherland is Group Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Dave is a highly experienced executive with a successful track record of managing operations within large, international financial services organisations. He joins Arrow Global at an exciting phase of the Group's development and will sit on the Group's executive committee. Dave's most recent role was Managing Director at Nielson Financial Services, and prior to that he held roles with TD Wealth International, Santander UK, GE Money and Alliance Boots. In his new role, his key accountabilities will be to work with the Group's country managers and local teams in the UK, Portugal, Benelux and Italy to ensure delivery of ongoing operational excellence initiatives across the Group. Dave will also oversee the Group's previously announced One Arrow project which will provide an enhanced operational platform from which to secure future growth opportunities.

Steven Greenwood

Mr. Steven Greenwood is Group Chief Risk Officer of the company. He has over 10 years of experience in senior risk roles. He joined Arrow Global from UK Asset Resolution (UKAR), Lloyds Banking Group and HBOS leading risk teams across diverse functions, including front and back office banking, savings and mortgages, collections and recoveries, IT, share dealing and customer relations.

Stewart Hamilton

Stewart Hamilton serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the company. He has 13 years experience as a solicitor in corporate and commercial law. Joined Arrow Global from Addleshaw Goddard in 2011. He qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters in 2002 before working for Baker & McKenzie in London.

Tracy French

Ms. Tracy French is Group HR director of the company. She has 25 years’ experience in Human Resources with expertise in the area of transformation and change, organisational effectiveness, talent management and employee engagement. Before she joined Arrow Global, Tracy was director and owner of Joint Resolutions Ltd.

Joao Bugalho

Mr. Joao Bugalho is Chief Executive Officer of Whitestar of the company. He has almost 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, working for institutions such as Citibank Portugal, Banco Comercial de Macau, Interbanco – Banco Santander Consumer Portugal, Millennium BCP London Branch, Santander Consumer Multirent.

John Calvao

Mr. John Calvao is Chief Executive Officer of Portugal of the company. He has been the CEO at Whitestar since January 2010 and has more than 18 years of experience in different capital market institutions. Prior to joining Whitestar, John held a number of roles including Chief Operating Officer of MIAC Assurance Corporation and Head of Operations at SCA.

Phil Marsland

Mr. Phil Marsland serves as Chief Operating Officer of UK of the Company. Phil Marsland brings with him a wealth of experience in financial services, data and analytics, and operations - all key drivers of Arrow Global's on going growth. He joins Arrow Global most recently from Lloyds Banking Group where he was Strategic Analytics Director. Prior to that he had held a number of senior leadership positions in a career spanning direct/customer relationship marketing, general management and consulting with businesses such as Capital One, American Express, Vodafone and Virgin Active.

Joost Rens

Mr. Joost van Rens is Chief Executive Officer of Netherlands and Belgium of the company. He is the CEO of Vesting Finance and has been working in the financial industry for over 16 years. Prior to joining Arrow Global, Joost worked as operating partner at HAL Investments B.V., chief executive officer at GrandVision’s Masvisión (in Spain) and Investment Manager at HAL Investments B.V..

Andrew Fisher

Mr. Andrew C. Fisher is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Andrew, a chartered accountant, is currently the Finance Director of FTSE100 Provident Financial plc, having been appointed in 2006. He has spent over 20 years as Finance Director of major listed companies where he has accumulated broad international experience and a considerable depth of knowledge across a variety of consumer credit asset classes. Prior to working in industry, he was a partner with Price Waterhouse LLP.

Maria Albuquerque

Ms. Maria Luis Albuquerque serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 3 January 2017. Maria Luís was most recently Minister of State and Finance in the Portuguese government up until the end of 2015, having previously held various roles in the Portuguese treasury and finance ministry. Whilst Minister of State and Finance, Maria Luís also served as a Member of the Board of Governors at the African Development Bank, the European Stability Mechanism and the European Investment Bank.

Iain Cornish

Mr. Iain Cornish serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. He has 20 years to 2011 at Yorkshire Building Society, including eight years as Chief Executive Officer. Iain is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of the Prudential Regulatory Authority and St James’ Place Wealth Management. He was previously Non-Executive Director of Vanquis Bank, Chairman of the Practitioner Panel of the FSA and of the Building Societies Association and executive committee member of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Tu Lan

Ms. Lan Tu is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the company. Over 10 years of experience in senior leadership roles within American Express. Lan currently heads its Emerging Payment and Services business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, she was the General Manager for its UK and Nordics Merchant Services business and previously ran its International Strategic Planning group. Previous experience also includes 12 years at McKinsey & Company, working primarily in the financial services sector.