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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Cox

66 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Will Gardiner

2018 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Andy Skelton

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jonathan Kini

2016 Chief Executive - Drax Retail

Andy Koss

2016 Chief Executive - Drax Power, Executive Director

Clare Harbord

2017 Director - Corporate Affairs

Penny Small

2018 Chief Transformation Officer

John Baxter

2019 Non-Executive Director

Tim Cobbold

2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Nicola Hodson

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Nussbaum

2019 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Vanessa Simms

42 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Strafford

2018 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Cox

Mr. Philip G. Cox, CBE is a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Drax Group Plc. Philip has extensive experience in both executive and non-executive roles, and in the energy sector. He is interim Executive Chair of Kier Group plc and was previously CEO and formerly CFO of International Power plc. Prior to this he held a senior operational position at Invensys plc and was CFO at Siebe plc. As a non-executive he was previously the Senior Independent Director at Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, Chairman of Global Power Generation and a member of the boards of Talen Energy Corporation, PPL, Meggitt plc and Wincanton plc.

Will Gardiner

Mr. Will Gardiner serves as Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 1 January 2018. He has a wealth of experience in finance and technology, having held CFO and divisional Finance Director roles at a number of major companies. Will has been a key architect of our flexible, low-carbon, customer-focused strategy, and is responsible for all aspects of the stewardship of Drax Group, including developing an appropriate business strategy for Board approval and securing its timely and effective implementation. He provides leadership to the executive team and takes responsibility for important external relationships and stakeholder management. Will is also a non-executive director of Qardio plc.

Andy Skelton

Mr. Andy Skelton is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company, effective 2 January 2019. He was previously CFO at Fidessa Group plc and has held a number of senior finance positions at CSR plc, Ericsson and Marconi, including two years as CFO of Ericsson Nikola Tesla. His strong finance and commercial skills, alongside substantial experience in the technology sector, will be a valuable addition to the Board. Andy is responsible for the Financial Control and Planning, Corporate Finance, Investor Relations, Group Risk and Internal Audit functions.

Jonathan Kini

Mr. Jonathan Kini is Chief Executive - Drax Retail of the Company. Mr. Jonathan spent a decade in director-level roles in telecoms, covering customer operations, finance, marketing and commercial. He was previously Director of SME at Vodafone, leading the strategy for UK products and services to small to medium-sized enterprises. Prior to that he was Customer Service Director at Virgin Media. Mr. Jonathan oversees business operations and champions Drax’s retail strategy across Haven Power and Opus Energy, leading a customer-focused approach to energy sustainability, energy management and providing 100% UK-based renewable energy.

Andy Koss

Mr. Andy Koss is a Chief Executive - Drax Power, Executive Director of Drax Group Plc. He joined Drax in 2005 and has held a number of senior roles at Drax including Director of Strategy, Head of Investor Relations, Group Treasurer and Head of Risk. He has also held several senior treasury and investment banking roles with various major institutions. He is responsible for the safety, sustainability, operational excellence and expertise within Drax Power. He is also a board member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.

Clare Harbord

Ms. Clare Harbord serves as Director - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Ms. Clare has extensive experience in public affairs, communications and stakeholder relations. Before joining Drax, Ms. Clare worked at Heathrow, the world’s third busiest airport, where she was Director of Corporate Affairs for six years. Ms. Clare’s previous experience also includes roles as Director of Communications at both the Ministry of Justice and E.ON. Ms. Clare leads the Group’s internal and external communications, brand, public affairs and corporate social responsibility strategies. She also has responsibility for sustainability, regulation, policy and compliance.

Penny Small

Ms. Penny Small is the Chief Transformation Officer of the company. Ms. Penny has a wealth of experience in the energy industry, and has led major integration and transformation projects, including the integration of International Power and GDF Suez. She was previously Director of Asset Optimisation and Digital at Engie and, prior to that, was Director of Strategy and Communications.

John Baxter

Mr. John Baxter is Non-Executive Director of the Company. John has extensive engineering and safety experience in the energy industry with over 45 years working across nuclear, electricity and latterly oil and gas sectors. Between 2004 and 2015 John was at BP plc, most recently as Group Head of Engineering & Process Safety, prior to which he worked at the UK utility Powergen plc as Group Engineering Director. John is Visiting Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Strathclyde and is a Non-Executive Director of Sellafield Ltd, the nuclear site management company based in Cumbria. He also chairs the Sellafield Board Committee on Environment, Health, Safety & Security.

Tim Cobbold

Mr. Tim R. Cobbold is no longer Independent Non-Executive Director of Drax Group Plc., effective September 2019. Tim has substantial experience in finance, engineering and executive leadership in different sectors, which means that he is well placed to contribute significantly to the Board and its committees. He is currently a non-executive director of Rotork plc. Tim was previously CEO of UBM plc, CEO of De La Rue plc, CEO of Chloride Group plc and, following Emerson Electric’s takeover of Chloride, held a senior position in Emerson. Prior to that he held a number of senior positions in Smith Group plc.

Nicola Hodson

Ms. Nicola Hodson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effective 12 January, 2018. Nicola brings valuable technology expertise as well as having extensive sales and IT experience. She is currently Vice-President, Global Sales and Marketing, Field Transformation at Microsoft, and was General Manager FS, PS, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing Director at Siemens. Nicola was formerly a non-executive director at Ofgem, a Board member at the UK Council for Child Internet Safety and at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection group.

David Nussbaum

Mr. David Nussbaum is appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with effective from 17 April 2019. David brings a wealth of experience in international development and environmental, community and charitable matters. David is CEO of The Elders, a group of independent global leaders working to promote peace and human rights, and Deputy Chair of the International Integrated Reporting Council. He was previously CEO of World Wide Fund for Nature UK, CEO of Transparency International, Finance Director and Deputy CEO of Oxfam and Finance Director of Field Group plc. In a non-executive capacity.

Vanessa Simms

Ms. Vanessa Simms is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Vanessa has extensive experience in senior finance roles across different industries, including real estate, telecommunications and medical devices. She is currently CFO of Grainger plc and has worked in finance for 20 years, holding a number of senior positions within Unite Group plc, including deputy chief financial officer. Prior to that Ms. Vanessa was UK finance director at SEGRO plc.

Mark Strafford

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