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Gocompare.Com Group PLC (GOCO.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Wood

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Lee Griffin

2017 President, Founder

Matthew Crummack

46 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Angela Seymour-Jackson

52 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director

Nick Wrighton

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Jackson Hull

Chief Operating and Technology Officer

Faisal Galaria

Chief Strategy and Investments Officer

Nick Edwards

2016 Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Company Secretary

Zillah Byng-Thorne

43 Non-Executive Independent Director

Joe Hurd

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ashley Steel

58 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Adrian Webb

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Wood

Sir Peter Wood serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Peter is a renowned insurance entrepreneur and founded the esure Group in February 2000 and has served as esure Group’s Chairman since that date. He served as esure Group’s Chief Executive Officer from April 2006 until February 2012. Previously, Peter founded the Direct Line general insurance business in 1985. He built Direct Line up to become the UK’s largest ever private motor insurer and direct home insurer and one of the UK’s leading direct financial services brands. Peter retired as Chairman of Direct Line in June 1997. In 1996, Peter was awarded a CBE for services to the UK financial services industry and, in June 2016, was made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 90th birthday honours list for his services to UK industry and philanthropy.

Lee Griffin

Mr. Lee Griffin serves as President, Founder of the Company. He has been with the Company since its inception. He has vast experience of business development, partner relationships and product innovation. Lee has spent over 20 years in the insurance industry, and during the last 14 years he has played a pivotal role in the rise of price comparison websites. Before helping to start GoCompare he worked for Admiral in various business critical roles, culminating in being part of the team that launched Confused.com.

Matthew Crummack

Mr. Matthew Crummack serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Matthew was Chief Executive Officer of lastminute.com from 2011 until the business was acquired by lastminute.com Group (previously Bravofly Rumbo Group) in March 2015. Post-acquisition, he served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Integration Officer until 31 December 2015. Matthew was formerly a Senior Vice President of Global Lodging at Expedia, has previously worked for Nestle UK Limited, and spent eight years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of UK and European sales and marketing roles. In May 2015, Matthew became a Non-Executive Director of National Express plc and is a member of the Remuneration and Safety and Environment Committee. He is also a Director of his own UK-based Company, Interventus Limited. In June 2016, Matthew was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Aston University in recognition of his achievements as an alumnus.

Angela Seymour-Jackson

Ms. Angela Seymour-Jackson serves as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, Senior Independent Director of the Company. Angela is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of esure Group plc in October 2015 and sits on its Remuneration Committee and its Risk Committee. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Henderson Group plc; as well as the PageGroup plc and Rentokil Initial plc where she is a member of the Remuneration and Audit committees and the Remuneration Committee, respectively. From December 2012 until September 2016, Angela was Managing Director of Workplace Savings at Aegon UK. She was also a member of Aegon UK’s Independent Governance Committee. Prior to joining Aegon UK, Angela held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles at Norwich Union Insurance, General Accident, CGNU and Aviva, including running Aviva’s direct to consumer personal lines insurance business as well as a Senior Adviser to Lloyds Bank (Insurance) from November 2016 to November 2017. Angela was Chief Executive Officer of RAC Motoring Services from 2010 to 2012 and led the sale of that business to The Carlyle Group.

Nick Wrighton

Mr. Nick Wrighton serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Nick is a Chartered Accountant and was Deputy Chief Financial Officer at esure Group plc from January 2014, having joined in June 2012 as Group Financial Controller. Nick was part of the esure Group plc team that guided esure Group plc’s flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 and worked on the acquisition of the remaining 50% of GoCompare in 2014. Prior to joining esure Group plc, Nick spent five years at Brit Insurance, where he held a number of finance roles including Financial Controller for Brit Insurance Limited, and seven years at RSA Group plc.

Jackson Hull

Mr. Jackson Hull is Chief Operating and Technology Officer of the Company. Jackson has many years’ experience working at the leading edge of technology and software development. He is also a mentor and investor, advising start-up companies in London and San Francisco. Previously he was CTO at Student.com, leading a global team and building the foremost global marketplace for student accommodation, and at onefinestay (acquired by Accor hotels in 2015), where he and his team re–built the product and experience. He co-founded Chatterfly, a mobile start-up, which was acquired by San Francisco-based Plum District, the leading daily deal Company for mums in the USA. Jackson went on to become Chief Technology Officer at Plum District, which was subsequently acquired by nCrowd.

Faisal Galaria

Mr. Faisal Galaria serves as Chief Strategy and Investments Officer of the Company. Faisal has almost 20 years’ experience as a successful entrepreneur, adviser and general manager who has built and been part of some of the world’s most loved global consumer technology companies, at every stage from founder, to hyper-growth to massively scaled. He has successfully led and grown mobile and internet companies in Europe, Asia and the USA, across a range of industries including media, communications and travel. Most recently, as Partner and Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, he was instrumental in the digital transformation of private equitybacked companies including ProSiebenSat1, Travelocity, HMV and OLX.

Nick Edwards

Mr. Nick Edwards is Chief of Staff, General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Company. Nick is a hugely experienced lawyer and has operated at the highest levels of corporate governance and development. Prior to joining GoCompare Nick spent nine years at esure Group, where he was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary. While at esure he led the Company’s IPO in 2013, as well as the demerger of GoCompare from esure Group in 2016. He was also a member of esure Group’s executive committees.

Zillah Byng-Thorne

Ms. Zillah Byng-Thorne serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Future plc, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, she was Chief Financial Officer of Trader Media Group from 2009 and interim Chief Executive Officer until July 2013, Chief Financial Officer of Fitness First Group Limited from 2006 to 2009, and Chief Financial Officer of the Thresher Group from 2002 to 2005. Zillah was appointed as a Non- Executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of Paddy Power Betfair plc in February 2016. Zillah was previously a Non-Executive Director of Betfair Group plc prior to its merger with Paddy Power plc. Zillah has held a number of senior finance positions with GE Capital and HMV Media Group, qualified as an accountant with Nestle UK Limited, and was a Non-Executive Director of Mecom Group plc from 2011 until February 2015.

Joe Hurd

Mr. Joe Hurd is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a Silicon Valley-based angel investor and entrepreneur, serving on the advisory boards of a number of technology companies, including purse.us (blockchain ad technology), Psychability (programmatic TV advertising), and exciteM (interactive TV content). Until recently, Joe was the Director of Emerging Business at Facebook, Inc., where he was responsible for cross-functional strategy, operations and go-to-market planning for Facebook’s advertising monetisation efforts. Between 2009 and 2012, Joe was an Obama Administration appointee, advising the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on trade policy and serving on the White House Business Council. Prior to this, Joe held senior business development roles at Gannett Broadcasting, VideoEgg, Friendster and AOL. He started his professional career in London as a corporate securities lawyer at Linklaters. Joe is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission, and is on the Board of Directors of Bullis Charter School and the American Swiss Foundation. He received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard, an M.I.A from Columbia, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He and his family live in Los Altos, California.

Ashley Steel

Dr. Ashley Steel is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ashley is a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of National Express plc, the Civil Aviation Authority, Ince & Co, and is the England Nation Non-Executive Director on the BBC Board. Ashley is a former Vice Chairman at KPMG and was Global Chair for its transport, leisure and logistics practice up until September 2014. She also served on the international business advisory board at British Airways. Ashley has significant international experience, and has advised FTSE/Fortune 500 boards across multiple sectors, including professional services, technology, media, business services and healthcare. Ashley has a PhD in management from Henley Business School and is a founding member of the global advisory board for Out Leadership, a New York-based organisation that seeks to raise awareness of LGBT business issues among Chairmen and CEOs.

Adrian Webb

Mr. Adrian Webb serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has 30 years’ experience in marketing and communications including 20 years with major financial services brands. He served as Head of Group Public Relations with Direct Line, then Head of Communications with Virgin’s banking arm, before joining awardwinning London consultancy Consolidated Communications as Strategy Director in 2000. Adrian joined the esure Group in 2002 becoming Head of Marketing and Communications. He was part of the esure Group plc team that guided the Company’s MBO in 2010 and flotation on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.