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Bakkavor Group Plc (BAKK.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Burke

2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Agust Gudmundsson

54 2006 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Peter Gates

60 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Ivan Clingan

53 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer - Bakkavor USA

Mike Edwards

50 2014 Chief Operating Officer - Bakkavor UK

Simon Witham

2017 General Counsel, Secretary

Einar Gustafsson

46 2017 Managing Director - Bakkavor China

Pippa Greenslade

52 2013 Group Human Resource Director

Patrick Cook

2018 Non-Executive Director

Lydur Gudmundsson

51 Non-Executive Director

Sue Clark

54 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Denis Hennequin

60 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Todd Krasnow

60 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Lodge

62 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Burke

Mr. Simon P. Burke is an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the retail and food sectors. Following a decade in financial and advisory roles, Mr Burke was appointed CEO of Virgin Retail UK in 1988, and following a turnaround of that business, held increasingly senior roles until appointed CEO of the global Virgin Entertainment Group in 1996. In 1999, Mr Burke was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive of Hamleys plc where he completed a successful restructuring and subsequent sale of the company in 2003. Mr Burke then specialised in value creation roles in both quoted companies and private equity backed businesses. He has chaired many well-known consumer businesses, including Majestic Wine, Mitchells & Butlers, Bathstore.com, and Superquinn. Mr Burke is currently senior independent director of the British Broadcasting Corporation and a Non-executive Director of the Co-operative Group Limited He is also Chairman of The Light Cinemas (Holdings) Limited and Blue Diamond Limited.

Agust Gudmundsson

Mr. Agust Gudmundsson is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Gudmundsson is one of the founders of the Bakkavor Group and has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group since May 2006. He served as Executive Chairman of the Group from 1986, the year the Group was founded, through May 2006. Mr Gudmundsson received his education from the College of Ármúli in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Peter Gates

Mr. Peter Gates is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Gates joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer in November 2010. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Gates worked for a number of international companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi Co. plc and Avis Europe plc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Southampton.

Ivan Clingan

Mr. Ivan Clingan is the President and Chief Executive Officer - Bakkavor USA of the Compay. Mr. Clingan is President, USA of the Company. He joined the Group in 1990 and worked in various financial, general and senior management roles within the Group before taking his current position as President, Bakkavor USA. Prior to joining the Group, he worked at Nestlé. Mr Clingan has a Bachelors in Finance and Economics from University of Stirling. He is also a Qualified Accountant (CIMA).

Mike Edwards

Mr. Mike Edwards is the Chief Operating Officer - Bakkavor UK of the Company. Mr. Edwards joined the Group in 2001 and has held various general and senior management roles before being appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Group’s UK business in January 2014. He became a member of the management board of the Group in March 2011. Prior to joining the Group, Mr Edwards worked at United Biscuits and Heinz. He holds a Bachelors in Business Studies from Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Simon Witham

Einar Gustafsson

Mr. Einar Gustafsson is the Managing Director - Bakkavor China of the Company. Mr. Gustafsson is Managing Director - Bakkavor Asia of the Company. Mr. Gustafsson joined the Group in 2005 to head the Group’s China business. Prior to joining the Group, he worked at Deloitte Consulting and in the seafood industry. Mr Gustafsson holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and an MBA.

Pippa Greenslade

Ms. Pippa Greenslade is the Group Human Resource Director of the Company. Ms. Greenslade joined the Group in 2013. She is an HR professional with over 25 years of global experience, including senior management/director roles for Cadbury Schweppes in the UK and overseas and the British Council. Ms Greenslade holds a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Durham.

Patrick Cook

Mr. Patrick Cook is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a Principal at The Baupost Group and has significant investment experience across the food sector.

Lydur Gudmundsson

Mr. Lydur Gudmundsson is the Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Gudmundsson is one of the founders of the Bakkavor Group. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Group from 1986 to 2006; Executive Chairman from 2006 to 2010; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group from 2010 to 2017. Mr Gudmundsson received his education from the Commercial College of Iceland.

Sue Clark

Ms. Sue Clark is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She was formerly managing director of SABMiller Europe BV from 2012 to 2016 and is currently a Non-executive director on the boards of Akzo Nobel, Tulchan Communications LLP and Britvic plc, where she also Chairs the Remuneration Committee. Ms Clark holds a Master of Business Administration from Heriot Watt University and a Bachelor of Science from Manchester University.

Denis Hennequin

Mr. Denis Hennequin is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has extensive leadership experience within the retail sector, spending the majority of his career with the McDonald’s Corporation in a variety of senior financial and operational roles before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Europe, where he was responsible for changing the image and concept and securing its market leading position. Mr Hennequin was appointed Chairman and CEO of Accor in 2011 where he was responsible for an estate spread across over 90 countries. He left Accor in 2013 to pursue an advisory and portfolio career. Mr Hennequin is currently a Non-executive Director of Eurostar International Limited, John Lewis Partnership plc and SSP Group plc.

Todd Krasnow

Mr. Todd Krasnow is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Krasnow has served as Non-executive Director of the Bakkavor Group since January 2016. He is a senior executive at a number of multi-national companies with extensive experience in the retail and consumer services sectors. In addition, Mr Krasnow currently serves on the boards of Carbonite, Tileshop, Kids II and C&S Wholesale Grocers. Mr Krasnow has also served on the boards of a number of companies in the past, including Zoots, Inc. and Piedmont Ltd, a Baupost controlled company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jane Lodge

Ms. Jane Ann Lodge is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jane spent 25 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, the audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services provider, progressing to a Senior Audit Partner working for major corporates. She served as the first female Partner to sit on the Deloitte UK Board overseeing management strategy, acquisitions, performance against plan and admission of new partners. She was also the manufacturing and industry lead Partner, providing best practice and insights across the Deloitte businesses of tax, auditing, consulting, and corporate finance. Jane left Deloitte in 2011 to build a Non-executive portfolio, and is now currently a Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committees at Costain plc, DCC plc, Devro plc and Sirius Minerals Plc.