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Biffa PLC (BIFF.L)

BIFF.L on London Stock Exchange

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19 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Lever

65 2018 Chairman of the Board

Michael Topham

44 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Richard Pike

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Rachael Hambrook

2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Roger Edwards

2010 Managing Director - Municipal Division

Jane Pateman

2010 Group Human Resources Director

Jeff Anderson

2018 Chief Operating Officer - Collections

Michael Davis

2019 Chief Operating Officer - Resources and Energy

David Gooding

39 2011 Group IT Director

Michael Averill

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Gab Barbaro

2019 Non-Executive Director

Carol Chesney

2018 Non-Executive Director

David Martin

65 2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Lever

Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Lever is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a former partner at Arthur Andersen. He has a wealth of corporate finance experience, having previously held board executive director positions with Numonyx BV, Tomkins plc, Albright and Wilson plc and Alfred McAlpine plc. Ken joined Xchanging plc as its chief financial officer, and was subsequently appointed and served as its chief executive officer from 2011 to 2015. He was previously a non-executive director of Catesby Property Group plc, iSoft plc and Vega Systems plc, and served for six years on the UK Accounting Standards Board between 2006 and 2012. Ken is chairman of RPS Group plc and a non-executive director of Vertu Motors plc, Blue Prism plc and Gresham House plc.

Michael Topham

Mr. Michael Topham is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 29 September 2018. Michael trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London, and held positions in both the audit and transaction services practices. Prior to joining Biffa, Michael was finance director at Greenstar UK Holdings Limited from 2005 to 2010. Michael previously held the roles of Divisional Finance Director and Divisional Managing Director in Biffa before being appointed to his current role of Chief Financial Officer in 2013.

Richard Pike

Mr. Richard Pike has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company. Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 29 September 2018. Having trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, he went on to hold a variety of financial and management positions at Pilkington plc, Scapa Group plc and Manchester Airports Group. Latterly Richard was the chief financial officer of AB Sugar, managing director of British Sugar and group chief financial officer of Boparan Holdings Limited.

Rachael Hambrook

Ms. Rachael Hambrook is the General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Rachael is a qualified solicitor and joined Biffa in October 2016. Prior to this, she held a number of senior legal and company secretariat positions in FTSE 100 and international blue-chip companies with extensive experience in M&A transactions. Rachael is responsible for the management of legal risk and in supporting the Board in setting and maintaining high standards of corporate governance.

Roger Edwards

Mr. Roger Edwards is Managing Director - Municipal Division of the Company. Roger joined Biffa in June 2010 following the acquisition of Greenstar UK Holdings Limited. Prior to this, he had previously been managing director at Verdant Municipal Limited and held board positions in other waste businesses. Roger is responsible for the Municipal business providing waste collection and street cleansing services to over 2m households and leading a team of 3,400 employees.

Jane Pateman

Ms. Jane Pateman is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Jane joined Biffa in December 2010. Prior to this, she held a number of senior HR director positions in FTSE listed businesses, with significant experience in managing change. Jane is accountable for the people strategy and her responsibilities include employee relations, internal communications, learning and development, payroll, engagement and reward and benefits.

Jeff Anderson

Mr. Jeff Anderson is Chief Operating Officer - Collections of the Company. Jeff joined Biffa in September 2011. His having previously held the role of Managing Director, I&C division from September 2011. He is responsible for the overall leadership of our Collections operations, including our hazardous waste business. His previous career was spent within B2B supply chain and logistics companies, and he has held executive board director positions at Wincanton plc and Securicor plc. Jeff has significant experience in managing change, turnaround management and operational excellence in large-scale operational businesses.

Michael Davis

Mr. Michael Davis is Chief Operating Officer - Resources and Energy of the Company. Mick was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Resources & Energy with effect from April 2019, having previously held the role of Managing Director of the RR&T Division from September 2010. He is responsible for the day to day management of the Resources & Energy Division, the development of new facilities, including the EfW plants. In addition, he has oversight of the Group’s Environmental strategy as well as being a trustee of the charity Biffa Award.

David Gooding

Mr. David Gooding is Group IT Director of the Company. David was appointed Group IT Director in July 2011, having worked in the waste industry for 15 years. In his role David is responsible for IT services, IT strategy, the development of management information, project governance, and leading Project Fusion, the current initiative to improve the Group’s systems and processes, and Group innovation.

Michael Averill

Mr. Michael Charles Edward Averill is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Michael has extensive knowledge of the waste management industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and a former chairman of the Environmental Services Association. Michael held a number of senior management roles in the industry before being appointed group chief executive of Shanks Group plc from 1994 to 2007 where he oversaw the growth of the group. Michael joined the former Board of Biffa Group in February 2013. He was previously a non-executive director of TDG plc, Care UK plc and Van Gansewinkel Group in the Netherlands. Michael is chairman of Rochford Capital Pty in Sydney, Australia and a non-executive director of the Saudi Investment Recycling Company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Gab Barbaro

Mr. Gab Barbaro has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Gab is currently the managing director of UK business at Centrica plc (a division trading as British Gas Business), a position he has held since 2015 following his promotion from his role as managing director of British Gas Business Services. Prior to this, Gab held a series of senior management roles in strategy including head of group strategy at Centrica plc and chief risk officer at Snowy Hydro in Australia, as well as strategy consulting roles, in consultancy firms Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.

Carol Chesney

Ms. Carol Chesney is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Carol is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and qualified with Arthur Andersen in the UK. Carol was the company secretary of Halma plc, the FTSE 100 health, safety and environmental technology group, where she oversaw governance, pensions, group insurance and ethics compliance from 2008 until September 2018. Prior to this role, Carol was Halma’s group financial controller with oversight of all day-to-day financial planning and reporting matters. Carol is a non-executive director of Renishaw plc, where she has been chair of the audit committee since 2012 and, since April 2018, a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of Hunting plc. In May 2019 Carol was also appointed a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of IQE plc.

David Martin

Mr. David R. Martin is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David is a Chartered Management Accountant and has significant experience of both domestic and global transport businesses. He held a variety of general management and finance positions before joining the bus industry in 1986. He was involved in the acquisition of National Express and the successive management buy-out, leading to the creation of British Bus Group Limited. David was subsequently appointed chief executive of Arriva plc, one of the largest bus and train transport services organisations in Europe, a position he held from 2006 to December 2015. He was previously a non-executive director of Ladbrokes plc and Arriva plc.

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