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Biffa PLC (BIFF.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kenneth Lever

64 2018 Chairman of the Board

Ian Wakelin

55 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Michael Topham

43 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jeff Anderson

55 2011 Managing Director - Industrial & Commercial Division

John Casey

49 2008 Managing Director – Energy Division

Mick Davis

51 2010 Managing Director – RR&T Division

Roger Edwards

47 2010 Managing Director - Municipal Division

Richard Pike

44 2018 Executive Director

Jane Pateman

58 2010 Group Human Resources Director

David Gooding

39 2011 Group IT Director

Steve Jones

58 2008 Group Procurement and Property Director

Rachael Hambrook

2016 Company Secretary

Carol Chesney

2018 Non-Executive Director

Michael Averill

65 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Martin

64 2018 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kenneth Lever

Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Lever has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Vertu Motors plc, Blue Prism plc and Gresham House Strategic plc. Until December 2015 Ken was Chief Executive of Xchanging plc, the technology and business services group. Ken has also previously held Board Executive Director positions with Numonyx BV, Tomkins plc, Albright and Wilson plc and Alfred McAlpine plc and was previously Non-Executive Director of iSoft plc and Vega Systems plc. Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants having trained with Arthur Andersen. Ken served for six years on the UK Accounting Standards Board between 2006 and 2012.

Ian Wakelin

Mr. Ian Raymond Wakelin is no longer Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company., effective 28 September 2018. He was appointed CEO of Biffa in September 2010. He was previously co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Greenstar UK (2001 to 2010), which was subsequently sold to Biffa in 2010. Prior to joining Greenstar UK, Ian was Managing Director of UK Waste Management, a British subsidiary of America’s Waste Management Inc. Prior to that Ian spent 8 years with Arthur Andersen, as a Chartered Accountant.

Michael Topham

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

Jeff Anderson

Mr. Jeff Anderson is Managing Director - Industrial & Commercial Division of the Company. He joined Biffa in September 2011 as Managing Director of the Industrial & Commercial division. His previous experience includes the roles of Executive Board Director at Wincanton Plc. and Divisional Board Director at Securicor Plc.

John Casey

Mr. John Casey is Managing Director – Energy Division of the company since October 2008. Prior to joining Biffa, John had an extensive career of technical and general management roles with US-based multinational General Electric.

Mick Davis

Mr. Mick Davis is Managing Director of the RR&T Division of the company since September 2010, following the acquisition of Greenstar. At Greenstar, Mick was Managing Director of the recycling division. Mick trained as a chartered surveyor and has over 25 years’ experience within the waste management sector. He has held various senior and board level roles in landfill, recycling, PFI and technology development. Mick is a trustee of the charity Biffa Award.

Roger Edwards

Mr. Roger Edwards is Managing Director - Municipal Division of the company since October 2010, following the acquisition of Greenstar. Roger was previously Managing Director at Greenstar’s municipal division. Roger trained as a quantity surveyor and has over 25 years’ experience within the waste industry in commercial, operational and international roles.

Richard Pike

Mr. Richard Pike has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company., effective 10 September 2018. He will resume Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director role on 29 September 2018. Richard trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse and his early career included senior divisional and group finance roles at Scapa Group plc, Pilkington plc, Manchester Airports Group plc, and subsequently group chief financial officer and managing director roles at Associated British Foods plc and latterly as the Chief Financial Officer of Boparan Holdings Ltd, the UK's second largest food manufacturer.

Jane Pateman

Mr. Jane Pateman is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. He joined Biffa in December 2010. Prior to joining Biffa, Jane held a number of senior HR Director positions in Centrica and was Group HR Director at Connaught Plc.

David Gooding

Mr. David Gooding is Group IT Director of the company since July 2011. He overseeing IT, Process Improvement and Management Information. David has been involved in the waste industry for 10 years.

Steve Jones

Mr. Steve Jones is Group Procurement and Property Director of the Company since November 2008. Prior to joining Biffa, he held senior procurement and supply chain roles across a number of blue chip organisations including Dixons Retail, Dunlop Slazenger Sports Group, Smithkline Beecham and Black & Decker.

Rachael Hambrook

Mr. Rachael Hambrook is the Company Secretary of the Company. Rachael holds a degree in law and has many years' experience providing company secretarial services to publicly listed companies in the UK, including Budgens plc, Ruspetro plc and GlaxoSmithKline plc.

Carol Chesney

Ms. Carol Chesney has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., with effect from 12 July 2018. Carol is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and qualified with Arthur Andersen in the UK. Since 1998, Carol has been Company Secretary of Halma plc, and 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.

Michael Averill

Mr. Michael Charles Edward Averill is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is also chairman of Fishers Services Ltd and Rochford Capital Pty in Sydney and Non-Executive Director of Van Gansewinkel Group in the Netherlands. Michael was previously CEO of Shanks Group Plc from 1994-2007 where he oversaw the growth of the group. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management and a former chairman of the Environmental Services Association.

David Martin

Mr. David R. Martin has been Re-designated as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was Chairman of the Board of the Company. Martin, Senior Independent Director, will assume the role of Chairman on an interim basis until a new chairman is appointed. David was Chief Executive of Arriva, one of the largest bus and train transport services organisations in Europe, from 2006 to December 2015. He remains on their Board. Prior to joining the transport industry, David was Financial Director at Holyhead group. He was a non-executive director at Ladbrokes from October 2013 to September 2016.