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Essentra PLC (ESNT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Lester

68 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Paul Forman

2017 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Lily Liu

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Tim Wilson

2018 President - Specialist Components

Richard Cammish

2017 Chief Information Officer

Jonathan Green

2005 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Scott Fawcett

2015 Managing Director - Component Solutions

Oshin Cassidy

2019 Group Human Resources Director

Kathrina FitzGerald

2018 Strategy and Commercial Director

Nick Pennell

2017 Group Operations Director

Iain Percival

2017 Managing Director, Essentra Packaging

Kamal Taneja

2017 Managing Director, Essentra Filters

Nicki Demby

2019 Non-Executive Director

Tommy Breen

2018 Senior Independent Director

Mary Reilly

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lorraine Trainer

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ralf Wunderlich

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Lester

Mr. Paul J. Lester is the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Paul is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Forterra plc – the leading UK producer of manufactured masonry products – McCarthy and Stone plc – the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder – and Knight Square Holdings – the property services business. Paul brings a wealth of experience to Essentra, gained in increasingly senior operational and strategic executive roles, and has also served on a number of Boards in a non-executive capacity for more than 20 years. Non-Executive Chairman of Forterra plc, McCarthy and Stone plc and Knight Square Holdings. Chairman of John Laing Infrastructure Fund, Greenergy and Parabis Group, Chief Executive of VT Group plc and Graseby plc, Group Managing Director of Balfour Beatty plc, President of the Society of Maritime Industries, the BSA and the EEF.

Paul Forman

Mr. Paul Forman is the Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to joining Essentra, Paul was Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc – the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer – for seven years, where he oversaw company rationalisation as well as growth through acquisition, instigated and delivered a clear vision and corporate strategy, drove material improvements in financial performance and built the momentum to position the business as an innovative and global industry leader. Before assuming the role of Chief Executive, Paul held a number of increasingly senior operational and strategic positions at a variety of companies, and has a proven track record of international manufacturing experience at the highest level. Non-Executive Director of Tate and Lyle plc. Group Chief Executive of Coats Group plc and Low and Bonar PLC, Non-Executive Director of Brammer plc

Lily Liu

Ms. Lily Liu is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to joining Essentra, Lily was CFO of Xaar Plc, a FTSE listed inkjet technology developer and manufacturer of industrial inkjet printheads. Before this, Lily was CFO, Smiths Detection at Smiths Group plc, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Lily began her career with a Chinese investment firm before emigrating to Australia to complete a MBA, and she has worked across three continents (Asia, Europe and Australia).

Tim Wilson

Mr. Tim Wilson is the President Essentra Specialist Components of the company since, January 2018, Tim Wilson was appointed as President, Essentra Specialist Components in January 2018, prior to which he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Arnold Magnetic Technologies, a leading global manufacturer of engineered magnetic solutions. After an early career in Operations roles, Tim held increasingly senior positions with ENI (a division of Emerson Electrics) and Videojet (a division of Danaher Corporation), and has extensive international manufacturing and commercial experience.

Richard Cammish

Mr. Richard Cammish is the Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Richard Cammish joined Essentra as Chief Information Officer in June 2017. Prior to this he was Group Chief Information Officer for Coats plc. During his career, Richard has gained extensive IT, digital and international experience in organisations including Heineken, Cadbury, British American Tobacco and Mars. He has also worked for a leading management consultancy and in a technology start-up business.

Jonathan Green

Mr. Jonathan Green is the General Counsel, Company Secretary of Essentra PLC. Mr. Jon Green joined Essentra in 2005, and was appointed Company Secretary and General Counsel in July 2005. Prior to joining Essentra, Jon worked as an in-house lawyer for a number of large international businesses, including Hays plc and Unilever plc. Jon is a qualified solicitor .

Scott Fawcett

Mr. Scott Fawcett is the Managing Director - Component Solutions of Essentra PLC. Scott Fawcett joined Essentra in 2010 as Managing Director of the European Components business, and was appointed divisional Managing Director in January 2014. Prior to joining Essentra, Scott was Head of eCommerce at Electrocomponents plc, where he held a variety of increasingly senior sales, marketing and eCommerce positions during his 17-year career there.

Oshin Cassidy

Ms. Oshin Cassidy serves as Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Oshin Cassidy joined Essentra as Group Human Resources Director in January 2019. Prior to joining Essentra, Oshin was Group Human Resources Director at Imagination Technologies, and has extensive human resources experience having previously held senior roles at global organisations including Securitas, ComfortDelGro, Centrica and QinetiQ

Kathrina FitzGerald

Ms. Kathrina FitzGerald is Strategy and Commercial Director of the Company since January 2018. Kathrina FitzGerald was appointed as Strategy and Commercial Director in January 2018. Prior to joining Essentra, Kathrina worked with DMGT plc – a portfolio of information and media businesses – where she held a number of increasingly senior roles during her ten-year tenure, including Business Development Director, Managing Director of DMGT International and Director of Strategy and Development. Kathrina started her career at JP Morgan, where she spent seven years in investment banking.

Nick Pennell

Mr. Nick Pennell is the Group Operations of the Company since, in 2017, Nick Pennell joined Essentra as Group Operations Director in 2017, prior to which he was Chairman of Lavery/Pennell and a Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton/Booz and Co. in the UK and China. Nick has extensive experience of performance improvement, operational and strategy development projects gained across the industrial and energy sectors, and in many geographies. He has also held operational and corporate strategy roles at Bass Brewers and at Shell.

Iain Percival

Mr. Iain Percival is the Managing Director, Essentra Packaging is the Company since, 2017, Iain Percival joined Essentra as Managing Director, Essentra Packaging in 2017, before which he was divisional CEO, Beverage Cans Europe for Rexam plc. Prior to this, Iain held a number of increasingly senior roles at Rexam plc, Toyota Motor – Europe Manufacturing and Dowty Group, and has extensive experience in category management, manufacturing and supply chain optimisation.

Kamal Taneja

Mr. Kamal Taneja is the Managing Director, Essentra Filters of the Company. Kamal Taneja joined Essentra as Managing Director, Essentra Filters in 2017 from Amcor Tobacco Packaging, where he worked as Vice President and General Manager, based in Singapore. Prior to this, Kamal held increasingly senior roles at Ingersoll Rand and Trane, and has extensive marketing, commercial, operational and supply chain optimisation experience throughout the Asia Pacific region

Nicki Demby

Ms. Nicki Demby is appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company., effective 1 June 2019. Nicki brings extensive advisory experience to Essentra, having provided Board level counsel to many UK and international businesses over more than twenty five years as an executive remuneration consultant. Nicki has been a Partner of Deloitte LLP and led the Deloitte "Women on Boards" programme, as well as teaching a number of programmes for Non-Executive Directors. Nicki is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. Nicki combines her Board work with advice on senior executive career strategy and development.

Tommy Breen

Mr. Tommy Breen is the Senior Independent Director of the Company with effect from 19 April 2018. Prior to his recent retirement, Tommy was Chief Executive of DCC plc, an international sales, marketing, distribution and business support services group, headquartered in Dublin and with operations in 13 countries. Tommy brings significant experience to Essentra, in particular of growing diverse businesses both organically and via acquisition during his 30-year career with DCC.

Mary Reilly

Ms. Mary Reilly is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mary is currently a Non-Executive Director of global media internet company Travelzoo – a USA-listed publisher of travel entertainment and local offers – Ferrexpo plc – an iron ore mining company – and Mitie Group plc – a facilities management company. Mary brings a wealth of accounting, finance and international management experience to Essentra, having previously been a Partner of Deloitte LLP for more than twenty years, as well as serving on a number of Boards in a non-executive capacity since 2000.

Lorraine Trainer

Ms. Lorraine Trainer is the Non-Executive Independent Director of Essentra PLC. Lorraine began her executive career at Citibank, and has some 20 years’ experience in Human Resources at such blue chip companies as the London Stock Exchange and Coutts NatWest Group. Lorraine currently combines her Board work with consultancy at and around Board level in Director development. Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Sonae – SGPS, S.A. and of TP ICAP plc. Non-Executive Director of Aegis Group plc and Colt Group S.A. Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Jupiter Fund Management plc

Ralf Wunderlich

Mr. Ralf K. Wunderlich is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, with effective from 1 July 2017. Based in Singapore, Ralf is currently a senior adviser to private equity firms and an independent consultant. He was previously President and Managing Director of Amcor Flexibles - Asia Pacific and a member of the Global Group Executive Team of Amcor, the world leader in packaging with operations in approximately 40 countries and revenue of approximately US$10bn. Before joining Amcor in 2010, Ralf was President and Managing Director of LINPAC Packaging Ltd UK and a Board Director of LINPAC Group, prior to which he worked in a number of increasingly senior operational, strategic and management roles during a 14-year career at Rio Tinto Alcan. Since 2009, Ralf has also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of AptarGroup, Inc., the leader in the global dispensing systems industry which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange; he was previously a Non-Executive Director of AMVIG, a tobacco packaging leader in China, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.