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Kingfisher PLC (KGF.L)

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16 Nov 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andy Cosslett

2017 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Veronique Laury

2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Karen Witts

2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Alastair Robertson

2016 Chief People Officer

Arja Taaveniku

Chief Offer and Supply Chain Officer

Steve Willett

2017 Chief Transformation Officer

Pierre Woreczek

Chief Customer Officer

Paul Moore

2016 Group Company Secretary

Jeff Carr

2018 Non-Executive Director

Claudia Arney

47 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pascal Cagni

56 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Clare Chapman

58 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anders Dahlvig

61 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Rakhi Goss-Custard

43 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mark Seligman

2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Georgios Michaelides

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Andy Cosslett

Mr. Andy Cosslett is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Andy Cosslett’s early career was with Unilever in a variety of branding and marketing roles. He then spent 14 years at Cadbury Schweppes in senior, international roles before becoming CEO for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Andy was at IHG for six years, creating value by leveraging the power of its brands alongside executing a programme of significant transformational and cultural change. He served as CEO for Fitness First from 2012 to 2015, where he was again instrumental in successfully repositioning the business and brand. Andy joined the board of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) in April 2012 and served as Chairman of the organising committee of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was appointed Chairman of the RFU in October 2016.

Veronique Laury

Ms. Veronique Laury is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Kingfisher Plc. Véronique is a highly experienced international retailer who has worked in the home improvement sector for more than 25 years in France and in the UK. She joined Kingfisher in 2003, after spending 15 years at Leroy Merlin in various commercial roles, and in her 15 years with the business she has held several key roles including Chief Executive of Castorama France, Group Commercial Director and Commercial Director of B&Q UK & Ireland. She became Chief Executive Officer on 8 December 2014.

Karen Witts

Ms. Karen Witts is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company, effective 21 March 2019. Karen is a seasoned Chief Financial Officer and chartered accountant with a strong background in finance and management across a variety of sectors. Prior to joining Kingfisher, she served as Chief Financial Officer, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Asia Pacific for Vodafone Group plc and before that spent 11 years in Finance Director and General Management roles at BT. Karen has also worked in companies including Diageo and Mars. She provides significant current relevant finance expertise to the Board. Karen is a non-executive director of Imperial Brands plc, and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

Alastair Robertson

Arja Taaveniku

Steve Willett

Pierre Woreczek

Paul Moore

Mr. Paul Moore is Group Company Secretary of the Company, since July 2016. Paul returned to Kingfisher, having served as Group Company Secretary on an interim basis during 2012 and 2013, after serving as Group Company Secretary of Tesco plc since January 2015. Previous to this Paul held senior company secretarial roles at a number of leading FTSE100 companies including Intertek Group plc, Centrica plc and BG Group plc. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Jeff Carr

Mr. Jeff Carr is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Jeff is currently Chief Financial Officer of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (Ahold Delhaize), one of the world’s largest retail groups. Ahold Delhaize is headquartered in the Netherlands, operates across Europe and the US, and has a strong physical and ecommerce offering. Jeff was previously Group Finance Director at both FirstGroup plc and easyJet plc, and held senior finance roles at Associated British Foods plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. He was also previously a non-executive director at McBride plc.

Claudia Arney

Ms. Claudia I. Arney is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Claudia is currently Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at both Halfords Group plc and Derwent London plc. She also serves as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Governance Committee at Aviva plc, and as a Non-Executive Director of the Premier League. Claudia's previous Non-Executive roles include; Senior Independent Director of Telecity Group plc, Board Member of Transport for London, The Shareholder Executive, Which?, Huawei Technologies, and Chair of the Public Data Group. Claudia began her career at McKinsey & Co, before holding roles at Pearson, the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs, and HM Treasury. She was Group Managing Director, Digital at EMAP from 2008 to 2010.

Pascal Cagni

Mr. Pascal Cagni is Non-Executive Independent Director of Kingfisher PLC, since 17 November 2010. Pascal provides the Board with expertise in the field of digital and multi-channel retailing. He was formerly the General Manager, Vice President of Apple Europe, Middle-East, India and Africa. His previous experience includes roles at Packard Bell, NEC and Booz Allen Hamilton. He held the position of non-executive director on the board of Egg Banking plc, the online banking arm of Prudential plc, was an independent member of the supervisory board of Vivendi SA and served on the board of Style.com. He actively conducts strategy, consulting and venture capital activities through c4v.com. Pascal is a member of the board of directors of Banque Transatlantique, and was appointed as Chairman of Business France in August 2017.

Clare Chapman

Ms. Clare M. Chapman is Non-Executive Independent Director of Kingfisher PLC. Clare brings international perspective and expertise from a series of high-profile human resource leadership roles. She was previously Group People Director of BT Group and Director General of Workforce for the NHS and Social Care. She was also a non-executive director of TUI Travel plc and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Her previous experience also includes Group HR Director of Tesco plc from 1999 to 2006 and HR Vice President of Pepsi Cola’s West and Central European operations from 1994 to 1999. Clare joined the Board of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. in early 2016 and was subsequently also appointed as the Remuneration Committee Chair, and became a non-executive director and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee of The Weir Group plc on 1 August 2017. Clare also serves as a Commissioner on the Low Pay Commission.

Anders Dahlvig

Mr. Anders Dahlvig is Non-Executive Independent Director of Kingfisher Plc., since December 2009. Anders brings extensive commercial retailing expertise to the Board. He was previously Chief Executive and President of the IKEA Group from 1999 to 2009, having spent 26 years with the company. Prior to becoming Chief Executive, he was Vice President of IKEA Europe from 1997 to 1999 and Managing Director of IKEA UK from 1993 to 1997. Anders is a director of Oriflame Cosmetics AB, H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB and Axel Johnson AB, and is a member of the Advisory Board of Lund University Business School. He is also a director of Resurs Bank AB, Pret a Manger Limited and Chairman of the board of Inter Ikea Holding BV.

Rakhi Goss-Custard

Ms. Rakhi Goss-Custard is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Rakhi is a highly experienced director in digital retailing, having spent 11 years at Amazon.com. Most recently she was Director, UK Media at Amazon, responsible for ranges such as books, music and DVDs. She was previously Director, UK Hardlines, where she was responsible for home, garden and DIY product ranges. Prior to joining Amazon, Rakhi held roles at TomTom and in management consultancy in the United States. Rakhi is a non-executive director of Schroders plc, Rightmove plc, Intu Properties plc and Be Heard Group plc.

Mark Seligman

Mr. Mark Seligman is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Kingfisher plc. Mark provides substantial expertise to the Kingfisher Board in the field of finance. He was a senior adviser at Credit Suisse. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and spent over 30 years in the City, including senior roles at SG Warburg, BZW and Credit Suisse First Boston. At Credit Suisse he was Deputy Chairman Europe from 1999 to 2005 and later Chairman UK Investment Banking from 2003 to 2005. Mark serves as an alternate member of the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers. He joined Smiths Group plc as an independent non-executive director in May 2016. Mark became a non-executive director of The Royal Bank of Scotland plc in April 2017 and became the Senior Independent Director in January 2018.

Georgios Michaelides