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Countryside Properties PLC (CSPC.L)

CSPC.L on London Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Howell

2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Ian Sutcliffe

58 2015 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Mike Scott

2018 Group Chief Financial Officer

Graham Cherry

2018 Chief Executive - Communities

Ian Kelley

2017 Chief Executive, Partnerships North

Phillip Lyons

2017 Chief Executive, Housebuilding

Lain McPherson

2018 Chief Executive - Partnerships South

Gary Whitaker

2017 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Nicholas Worrall

2014 Group HR Director

Simon Townsend

2019 Non-Executive Director

Douglas Hurt

61 2018 Senior Independent Director

Amanda Burton

57 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Baroness Morgan

2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Victoria Prior

2017 Investor Relations & Strategy Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Howell

Mr. David Howell serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He joined the Group in April 2014 as a Non-Executive Director of Copthorn Holdings Limited and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of that company in January 2015. He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience working across a number of different industry sectors as either an executive or non-executive director. His last three executive roles were as Chairman of Western & Oriental plc, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of lastminute.com plc and Group Finance Director of First Choice Holidays plc. He also was a Non-Executive Director of The Berkeley Group Holdings plc for over ten years where he chaired the Audit Committee until 2014.

Ian Sutcliffe

Mr. Ian Calvert Sutcliffe serves as Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of the company. Ian joined the Group in October 2013 as Executive Chairman and was appointed Group Chief Executive in January 2015. Ian previously held a number of senior roles at Shell before being appointed UK Managing Director of George Wimpey, subsequently becoming UK Chief Executive and a board member of Taylor Wimpey. He followed this with a similar role at SEGRO, before becoming Chief Executive of Keepmoat Limited.

Mike Scott

Mr. Mike Scott is Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mike joined Countryside in December 2014 as Group Financial Controller. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2002 and has significant financial experience, having served in a number of senior financial positions at J Sainsbury plc prior to joining Countryside.

Graham Cherry

Mr. Graham Cherry serves as Chief Executive - Communities of the Company, since 1 November 2018, having previously been Chief Executive of Partnerships South from 2 May 2017. Graham joined the Group as a graduate trainee from the University of Reading in 1980. Previous roles with the Group include Group Chief Executive of Copthorn Holdings Limited, a position he held for over 20 years and Chief Executive of the New Homes and Communities division.

Ian Kelley

Mr. Ian Kelley serves as Chief Executive, Partnerships North of the company. He has been Managing Director of the Partnerships North Region. He joined the Group on 12 August 1996 as Associate Director for Business Development. Ian was appointed Managing Director of Partnerships North in October 2000. Previously he had worked for Wimpey Homes for a significant period of his career in both open market housing and urban regeneration. This was followed by a two-year period with Lovell Partnerships in new business.

Phillip Lyons

Mr. Phillip Lyons serves as Chief Executive, Housebuilding of the company. Having trained as a quantity surveyor, Phillip was previously at Taylor Wimpey where he was most recently the Divisional Managing Director, London and South East. He has over 30 years’ industry experience and is responsible for all the Group’s housebuilding and strategic land activities, including Millgate.

Lain McPherson

Mr. Lain McPherson is Chief Executive - Partnerships South of the Company, since November 2018, having previously been Managing Director of the Southern region of the Housebuilding Division from September 2014 when he joined the Group. Iain has worked in the housing sector in London and the South East in various roles over the last 23 years. He originally worked for local government in what is now known as Homes England before moving to join Hyde Housing Association in his first development role. He then moved into private housing by joining Crest Nicholson in 2008 where he was promoted to Managing Director.

Gary Whitaker

Mr. Gary Whitaker serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Gary was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary on 19 November 2015. Previously, Gary was General Counsel and Company Secretary for 15 years at Xchanging plc, which specialised in technology and outsourcing. He trained as a solicitor with Norton Rose, and qualified into the corporate finance team, working in their London and Moscow offices. Prior to Norton Rose, he served an 11-year commission in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm.

Nicholas Worrall

Mr. Nick Worrall serves as Group HR Director of the Company. Nick joined the Group in September 2014 as Group HR Director. Previously he held senior HR positions for over 20 years in the retail, energy and financial services industries including roles in Barclays, National Grid, Centrica and BrightHouse.

Simon Townsend

Mr. Simon Townsend has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 March 2019. Simon is Chief Executive Officer of Ei Group plc and Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the British Beer and Pub Association. He has worked in the pub and leisure industry for over 25 years in various sales, marketing, commercial and operational roles, previously with Whitbread PLC, Allied Domecq PLC, The Rank Group Plc and Marston, Thompson & Evershed PLC.

Douglas Hurt

Mr. Douglas Malcolm Hurt is Senior Independent Director of the Company. Douglas is the Senior Independent Director of both Tate & Lyle Plc and Vesuvius Plc as well as a Non-Executive Director of BSI Group. He is a Chartered Accountant and has significant financial experience, having served as Finance Director of IMI plc, the global engineering group, from 2006 to 2015. Prior to this, Douglas held a number of senior finance and general management positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc, which he joined in 1983, previously having worked at Price Waterhouse. Douglas is Senior Independent Director of Tate & Lyle PLC and Vesuvius PLC. He is also a Non-Executive Director of BSI Group.

Amanda Burton

Ms. Amanda Burton serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. She joined the Group in October 2014 as a Non-Executive Director of Copthorn Holdings Limited. She joined Clifford Chance LLP in 2000 where she left in December 2014 as their Global Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, she was at Meyer International plc where she was a Director and Chairman of its Timber Group. She also served nine years on the Board at Galliford Try plc as a Non-Executive Director from 2005 and as Senior Independent Director from 2008. Amanda is Senior Independent Director of HSS Hire Group plc, a Non-Executive Director of Skipton Building Society and Connells Limited and Chairman and Trustee of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Baroness Morgan

Ms. Baroness Sally Morgan serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. She joined the Group in October 2014 as a Non-Executive Director of Copthorn Holdings Limited. She had a long and successful career in central Government, serving as Director of Government Relations at 10 Downing Street from 2001 to 2005. Prior to this, she was Political Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1997 to 2001 and was appointed Minister for Women and Equalities in 2001. She was made a life peer in the same year. She previously served as a Board member for the Olympic Delivery Authority, as Chairman of Ofsted and as a member of the advisory committee of Virgin Group Holdings Limited. Baroness Morgan is a Non-Executive Director of Dixons Carphone plc, an advisor to the board of the children’s charity ARK, Vice Chairman of King’s College, London, and a trustee of a number of charities.

Victoria Prior