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Ferguson Plc (FERG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gareth Davis

2011 Chairman of the Board

John Martin

2016 Group Chief Executive, Executive Director

Mike Powell

49 2017 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Kevin Murphy

2017 Chief Executive Officer - USA, Executive Director

Simon Oakland

2016 Chief Executive Officer - Canada and Central Europe and Group Head of Corporate Development

Soeren Olesen

50 2016 Chief Executive - Stark Group

Tony England

2010 Chief Information Officer

Richard Shoylekov

2015 Group General Counsel

Patrick Headon

2015 Managing Director - Wolseley UK

Kath Durrant

2015 Group Human Resources Director

Graham Middlemiss

2015 Company Secretary

Tessa Bamford

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Daly

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pilar Lopez

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alan Murray

63 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Darren Shapland

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nadia Shouraboura

47 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jacky Simmonds

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Fearon

Director of Group Communications and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gareth Davis

Mr. Gareth Davis serves as Chairman of the Board of Ferguson Plc. He was Appointed on 1 July 2003 and became Chairman on 20 January 2011. Key strengths Extensive international board and general management experience, having served on various company boards for many years. Mr Davis spent 38 years in the tobacco industry and was Chief Executive of Imperial Tobacco Group plc from its incorporation in 1996 until May 2010. He is Chairman of William Hill PLC and DS Smith Plc.

John Martin

Mr. John W. Martin is Group Chief Executive, Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 September 2016. He has Extensive operational and financial management experience of running large international businesses. Mr Martin has strong leadership capabilities and significant experience in strategic development and driving improvements in operational performance. He joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and assumed management responsibility for the Group’s Canadian business between 2013 and 2016. Previously he was a partner at Alchemy Partners, the private equity group, and prior to that was Chief Financial Officer of Travelex Group, the international payments business and Hays Plc.

Mike Powell

Mr. Mike Powell serves as Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Experience Considerable financial management and operational experience. Experience of running multi-national businesses with significant USA operations. Mr Powell, a chartered management accountant, joined the Company on 1 June 2017 as Group Chief Financial Officer. From July 2014 until his appointment at Ferguson Mr Powell was Group Finance Director of BBA Aviation plc, one of the world’s leading providers of aviation support services. Before joining BBA he served as CFO of AZ Electronic Materials plc and CFO of Nippon Sheet Glass, based in Tokyo. Prior to that he spent 15 years at Pilkington plc in a variety of operational and finance roles.

Kevin Murphy

Mr. Kevin Murphy serves as Chief Executive Officer - USA, Executive Director of the Company. He has Strong leadership skills and deep industry knowledge. Mr Murphy has a strong track record of driving sustainable profitable growth. In our business he is responsible for all of the Group’s businesses based in the USA. From 2007 until his appointment as Chief Executive of Ferguson Enterprises on 1 August 2017, Mr Murphy was Chief Operating Officer of Ferguson Enterprises and a member of its senior leadership team. He joined Ferguson Enterprises as an Operations Manager in 1999 and subsequently held several leadership positions including three years as Vice President of the USA Waterworks division.

Simon Oakland

Mr. Simon Oakland serves as Chief Executive Officer - Canada and Central Europe and Group Head of Corporate Development of the company, since July 2016. He was appointed CEO, Canada and Central Europe in July 2016. Simon joined Ferguson in 2013 with responsibility for M&A and was regional director for the Group’s French businesses where he implemented a comprehensive restructuring of the business and eventual disposal. He has over 25 years experience working in the private equity industry including five years with Alchemy Partners and 10 years with Nikko Securities. During his career Simon has been a Director of several large international businesses in a variety of different industries and has extensive operational and Board level experience. He is also a Non Executive Director of Banque Nagelmackers, a Belgian private bank.

Soeren Olesen

Mr. Soeren P. Olesen serves as Chief Executive - Stark Group of the company. He was appointed CEO of STARK Group, our Nordics business, in February 2016. From April 2014 to January 2017 he was CEO of the Group’s STARK operating business in Denmark and Finland. He has broad international and general management experience in retail, logistics, production, concept development and optimisation of processes. Previously Søren was Chief Executive Officer of Flügger, a major Danish paint brand. Prior to that, he has held national and international management positions in Velux.

Tony England

Mr. Tony England serves as Chief Information Officer of Ferguson Plc., since October 2010. He was appointed Group Chief Information Officer in October 2010. He joined Ferguson in 2006 as Chief Technology Officer; in June 2007 the role expanded into the Director of Service Delivery role, responsible for establishing a group-wide IT operations and service management function. He was previously Head of Technology Development and Architecture at Standard Chartered Bank where he worked for several years. Prior to that Tony spent five years at Glaxo-Wellcome as member of the major projects team and leading Infrastructure Development function for the R&D business.

Richard Shoylekov

Mr. Richard I. Shoylekov is Group General Counsel of Ferguson Plc. Richard, a UK-qualified lawyer, joined Ferguson plc in November 2007. He has responsibility for the Group’s legal affairs, risk management, governance and compliance processes, and corporate responsibility. From November 2007 until July 2015 he was also Company Secretary of Ferguson plc. Before joining Ferguson, Richard was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Corus Group plc. He is a member of the Major Announcements, Disclosure and Executive Committees.

Patrick Headon

Mr. Patrick Headon is Managing Director - Wolseley UK of the Ferguson Plc., with effect from 30 March 2015. He was appointed Managing Director of Wolseley UK with effect from 30 March 2015. He is responsible for the whole of the UK business. He joined Ferguson in May 2012 and was Managing Director of the Group’s Central European businesses from 2013 to March 2015. Prior to joining Ferguson he held the position of CEO at Switcher SA, the Swiss clothing brand. From 2005 to 2009, Patrick was Business Development Director at eBay International. Prior to that he spent eight years in the beverage industry in general management positions for Diageo plc.

Kath Durrant

Ms. Kath Durrant is Group Human Resources Director of the Company, since October 2015. She joined Ferguson plc in October 2015 as Group HR Director. She has extensive UK, US and European experience with large multinational businesses having previously been the Group HR Director and member of the Executive team at Rolls Royce plc. Prior to Rolls Royce, Kath has held senior positions at AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline where she spent 11 years. Her key strengths focus around leadership and talent development, succession, organisational design and large scale change management as well as employee engagement and creating a positive work environment. Kath is also a Non Executive Director of Renishaw plc, Chairperson of its Remuneration committee and a member of its Nomination committee.

Graham Middlemiss

Mr. Graham Middlemiss is Company Secretary of the Company since 1 August 2015. Graham was appointed Company Secretary of Ferguson plc on 1 August 2015. He is Secretary to the Board and all of the Committees of the Board. Graham, a solicitor, joined the Group in August 2004 as the General Counsel of its UK business and was Group Deputy Company Secretary from November 2012 to July 2015.

Tessa Bamford

Ms. Tessa E. Bamford serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ferguson Plc. She has Extensive boardroom and City experience. Ms Bamford has broad business experience having held senior advisory roles in both the UK and USA across a range of sectors. She was formerly a founder and Director of Cantos Communications, an online corporate communications service provider (2001 to 2011). Previously, she was a Director of J Henry Schroder & Co, where she worked for 12 years in a number of roles and, prior to that, worked in corporate finance for Barclays de Zoete Wedd.

John Daly

Mr. John Patrick Daly serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Ferguson Plc. He has Considerable international business and executive management experience in a variety of senior leadership roles within major international public companies. Mr Daly undertook various executive leadership positions during a 20-year career at British American Tobacco Plc (“BAT”), running large international businesses. Mr Daly recently stepped down as a Non Executive Director of Reynolds American Inc., a BAT associate company in the USA. Prior to his time with BAT, Mr Daly was Managing Director of Rothmans International’s Japan and South Korea businesses.

Pilar Lopez

Ms. Pilar Lopez serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ferguson Plc., effective January 1st 2013. She has Strong financial and international experience within global businesses. Ms López was Chief Financial Officer for Telefónica Europe from 2007 to 2014 and Global Simplification Director for Telefónica S.A from 2014 until taking up her current position at Microsoft Spain in March 2015. She was also Supervisory Board member of Telefónica Czech Republic AS and Vice Chair of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG. She joined Telefónica in 1999, working in a number of finance and strategy positions across the European and Latin American businesses. Prior to this she worked in a variety of roles at J. P. Morgan, in Madrid, London and New York where she became a Vice President.

Alan Murray

Mr. Alan J. Murray serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Ferguson Plc. He has Considerable international operational experience and extensive executive management experience within global businesses. Mr Murray was, from 2010 until August 2017, a Member of the Supervisory Board of HeidelbergCement AG and was previously a Non Executive Director of International Power plc (2007 to 2011). Prior to that, he spent 19 years at Hanson plc and was Group Chief Executive between 2002 and 2007. From 2007 until 2008, he was a member of the Management Board of HeidelbergCement AG. Mr Murray is a qualified chartered management accountant.

Darren Shapland

Mr. Darren M. Shapland serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Ferguson Plc., He has Considerable commercial, operational, financial management and broad public company experience in major retail businesses. Until September 2016 Mr Shapland was Chairman of Poundland Group plc. He was a Non Executive Director of Ladbrokes plc and was Chairman of its Audit Committee until 2015. Between 2012 and 2013, he was Chief Executive Officer of Carpetright plc. From 2005 to 2010, Mr Shapland was Chief Financial Officer of J Sainsbury plc and from 2010 to 2011, Group Development Director. He was also Chairman of Sainsbury’s Bank. Prior to that, Mr Shapland held a variety of senior finance and operational positions at Carpetright plc, Superdrug Stores plc, the Burton Group and Arcadia.

Nadia Shouraboura

Dr. Nadia Shouraboura serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective from 1 July 2017. She has Considerable expertise in running complex logistics and supply chain activities, with insight in cutting edge technology and deep knowledge of e-commerce. Ms Shouraboura was a Vice President at Amazon.com, Inc. where she served on the senior leadership team. After eight years at Amazon, she founded Hointer Inc., a consultancy that helps retailers create innovative in-store experiences. Prior to her time at Amazon Ms Shouraboura was Head of System Development for Trading at Exelon Power Team, Senior Principal at Diamond Management and Technology and Co-founder and Vice President, IT at Starlight Multimedia Inc. in addition to other technology and multimedia roles.

Jacky Simmonds

Ms. Jacky Simmonds serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Ferguson Plc. Key strengths and experience Extensive executive remuneration and human resources experience within large international businesses. Ms Simmonds was Group HR Director of TUI Travel plc from 2010 until 2015. She was also a member of the Supervisory Board of TUI Deutschland, GmbH and a Director of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited. She was previously a divisional HR Director of First Choice Holidays PLC until the business was merged with Tui AG in 2007 to form TUI Travel PLC. From 2007 to 2010, she was HR Director for TUI UK.

Mark Fearon