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Land Securities Group PLC (LAND.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cressida Hogg

48 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Noel

53 2012 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Martin Greenslade

51 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Timothy Ashby

2015 Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Colette O'Shea

48 2018 Managing Director - London Portfolio, Director

Jill Brady

2019 Group Human Resources Director

Miles Webber

47 2015 Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Christopher Bartram

68 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Edward Bonham Carter

2016 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Cadbury

52 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Madeleine Cosgrave

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Christophe Evain

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Stacey Rauch

61 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Edward Thacker

Head of Investor Relations - equity

Biographies

Name Description

Cressida Hogg

Ms. Cressida M. Hogg, CBE, re-designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Land Securities Group PLC. Cressida has spent over 20 years in the investment industry and has experience of building and developing businesses both in the UK and globally. From 2014 to April 2018, she was Global Head of Infrastructure at the $350bn Canada Pension Fund Investment Board, managing a portfolio of investments worth c.£16bn. From 2009 to 2014, as Managing Partner, she was responsible for managing 3i Infrastructure plc, a FTSE 250 investment company, having co-founded the infrastructure business at 3i in 2005. Cressida started her career at JP Morgan. She has extensive Board experience, including most recently on the Boards of Anglian Water Group and Associated British Ports. She was previously a member of the advisory board for Infrastructure UK, the HM Treasury unit working on the UK’s long-term infrastructure priorities. Non-executive Director, London Stock Exchange Group plc. Non-executive Director, Troy Asset Management.

Robert Noel

Mr. Robert M. Noel serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of Land Securities Group PLC. Robert is a chartered surveyor and has over 30 years’ experience in a number of sectors within the property market and extensive knowledge of the London commercial property market in particular. He has substantial executive leadership and listed company experience. Before joining Landsec in 2010 as Managing Director of the London Portfolio, Robert was Property Director at Great Portland Estates plc and prior to that he was a director of the property services group Nelson Bakewell. Director European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). Director of the British Property Federation and President July 2018-19. Trustee of the Natural History Museum. Chairman of the Group’s Executive, Health, Safety & Security, Investment and Sustainability Committees. He attends the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees at the invitation of the chairs of the relevant Committees.

Martin Greenslade

Mr. Martin F. Greenslade serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Land Securities Group Plc. Martin brings extensive and wide-ranging financial experience to the Group from the property, engineering and financial sectors in the UK and overseas. He also has extensive financial expertise, particularly in relation to corporate finance and investment arrangements, and significant listed company experience at board level. Prior to joining Landsec in 2005, Martin was Group Finance Director of Alvis plc and prior to that he worked in corporate finance serving as a member of the executive committee of Nordea’s investment banking division and Managing Director of its UK business. A member of the Group’s Executive and Investment Committees. He attends Audit Committee meetings at the invitation of the Committee Chairman.

Timothy Ashby

Mr. Timothy Ashby serves as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Company. Tim is a solicitor and has significant legal, compliance and commercial experience gained across a number of different sectors and businesses both in the UK and overseas. Tim leads the Legal, Company Secretariat, Real Estate Information Management and GDPR teams and is responsible for legal, compliance and governance activity across the Group. He provides advice and support to the Board and its Committees and leads the Group’s relationships with its external law firms, and investor and shareholder bodies. Prior to joining Landsec, he was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Mothercare plc and previously Tim held senior roles at Yum Brands Inc. and PepsiCo Inc. Member of Executive Committee GC100. Member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Secretary of Group PLC Board, Secretary of Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Attends Investment Committee.

Colette O'Shea

Ms. Colette O'Shea re-designated as Managing Director - London Portfolio, Director of the Company, with effective from 1 January 2018. Colette has over 20 years’ property experience in London, operating in investment, asset management and development. She joined Landsec in 2003 and was Head of Development, London Portfolio, before being appointed its Managing Director in April 2014. Colette led the London business through its 2010 three million sq ft speculative London development programme, including the transformation of Victoria. Prior to joining Landsec, Colette was Head of Estates at the Mercers’ Company where she led the property team whilst also gaining extensive office, retail and residential experience. Business Board Member of the Mayor of London’s Local Enterprise Partnership for London (LEAP) in 2016. Joint Chair of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone Programme Board. A member of the Group’s Executive and Investment Committees. From April 2019, Chairman of the Property Committee.

Jill Brady

Ms. Jill Brady is Group Human Resources Director of the Company. Jill is a solicitor by background and has held a number of executive roles in HR, legal and business affairs. At Landsec, Jill has end-to-end responsibility for the articulation and delivery of a clear people strategy for Landsec, including talent, reward, organisational design and engagement. Jill was most recently Executive Vice President, Customer at Virgin Atlantic where she was responsible for leading the business’s 5,000 customer-facing people through a period of transformational change and new technology. She was at Virgin Atlantic for 14 years in a variety of roles, including General Counsel and Director of People and External Affairs. Jill has also worked as Head of Legal for lastminute.com and Opodo. Other current appointments Jill is Vice-chair of Trustees for Virgin Unite, the Branson family foundation, and a Major in the Engineer and Logistics Staff Corps which forms part of 77 Brigade in the British Army. Management committees Member of the Group’s Executive and Sustainability Committees. Attends Remuneration and Nomination Committee meetings at the invitation of the Chairs of the relevant Committees.

Miles Webber

Mr. Miles Webber serves as Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability of the Company. Miles has more than 25 years’ experience in communications and public affairs. Miles’ broad responsibilities cover sustainability, public relations (both financial and business-to-business), internal communications, public affairs, investor relations and corporate marketing (including brand and reputational management). Before joining Landsec, Miles was Head of External Affairs, UK & Ireland, for General Electric, having previously held other senior external affairs and relations positions with them since he joined in 2005. Prior to that, he spent six years with Merrill Lynch where roles included Vice President, Corporate Communications, followed by Director of Public Affairs, EMEA. Director of Inspirasia Foundation. Director of Westminster Forum. Member of the Group’s Executive and Sustainability Committees. Attends Investment Committee.

Christopher Bartram

Mr. Christopher John Bartram serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Land Securities Group PLC. Chris is a scion of the property industry, with decades of property investment, fund management and capital allocation experience gained across a range of businesses and disciplines within the real estate sector. He has significant experience of general management as a former Chief Executive and Chairman of significant businesses. Chris was Chairman and Founding Partner of Orchard Street Investment Management LLP, a leading commercial property investment manager focused on the UK market, and continued to act as an adviser to that firm until 31 March 2017. He has also been a Board Member of The Crown Estate and was CEO at Haslemere NV and Chairman of Jones Lang Wootton Fund Management. He was previously President of the British Property Federation and Chairman of the Bank of England Property Forum. Chris is a chartered surveyor. Chris’s property expertise is of particular relevance to the current market cycle which is why he has been asked to remain a Director for a period longer than the nine-year term. Wilkins Fellow of Downing College, University of Cambridge. Governor, Oundle School. Advisory board member to certain overseas entities within the Brack Capital Real Estate Group.

Edward Bonham Carter

Mr. Edward Bonham Carter serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Land Securities Group PLC. Edward has significant experience of general management as a former CEO of a private equity backed and a large listed company. Having been a fund manager for many years, he has a comprehensive understanding of stock markets and investor expectations which is beneficial to the Company when it considers its engagement with investors. Edward became Vice Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management plc in March 2014, having been Chief Executive Officer of the company since June 2007 where he oversaw the firm’s listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2010. He started his career at Schroders as an investment analyst before moving to Electra Investment Trust where he was a fund manager. Vice Chairman, Jupiter Fund Management plc. Senior Independent Director, ITV plc. Board member, The Investor Forum CIC. Trustee, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Director, Netwealth Investments Ltd. Member, Strategic Advisory Board Livingbridge LLP.

Nicholas Cadbury

Mr. Nicholas Cadbury serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Nicholas brings wide-ranging and international financial and general management experience to the Group gained from working in consumer-facing businesses, particularly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. He also has extensive commercial and operational knowledge and skills in relation to strategy and IT development. This broader commercial perspective adds breadth of discussion in Board discussions and enables Nicholas to provide effective challenge as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Nicholas is Group Finance Director of Whitbread PLC, a position he has held since November 2012. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Premier Farnell PLC, and prior to that he worked at Dixons Retail PLC in a variety of management roles, including Chief Financial Officer. Nicholas originally qualified as an accountant with Price Waterhouse. Nicholas became Chairman of the Audit Committee in September 2017.

Madeleine Cosgrave

Ms. Madeleine Cosgrave is appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Madeleine has deep knowledge and perspective in relation to investment decisions, property management and market dynamics from her extensive experience in the property industry. She is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and former chair of the INREV Investor Platform and has sat on a number of GIC Real Estate boards across Europe. Madeleine qualified as a chartered surveyor and started her career in 1989 with JLL where she went on to hold roles in valuation, fund management, leasing and development in both London and Sydney, before moving to GIC in 1999. Madeleine is currently Managing Director and Regional Head of Europe at GIC Real Estate, a position she has held since 2016. She is responsible for the real estate investment strategy and portfolio, leads the real estate business in Europe and is a member of the GIC Real Estate global investment committee. Madeleine’s global real estate experience, combined with her knowledge and perspective of investment decisions, property management and market dynamics, is an asset to Board discussions on all property matters. Corporate representative, Euro Lily Private Limited (a corporate director of Cegereal SA).

Christophe Evain

Mr. Christophe A. Evain is appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Christophe has extensive investment experience in private equity, debt and other alternative asset classes. As the former CEO of a UK listed company, he also has management and leadership strengths, having successfully led the transformation of Intermediate Capital Group PLC (ICG) from a principal investment business into a diversified alternative asset management group with €34bn assets under management. Christophe’s broad experience, both as a business leader and an investor, will be a valuable asset to the Board. Having started his career in banking, holding various positions at NatWest and Banque de Gestion Privée, he joined ICG in 1994 as an Investment professional, became CEO in 2010 and stepped down from that position in 2017. During this time he held various investment and management roles, founded the Group’s businesses in Paris, the Asia-Pacific region and North America, and was instrumental in adding various additional businesses, including a UK property lending business.

Stacey Rauch

Ms. Stacey S. Rauch serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Land Securities Group PLC. Stacey brings deep analytical thought to the Board, with considerable expertise of retail trends and insights gained at a leading international management consultancy. Stacey is a Director (Senior Partner) Emeritus of McKinsey & Company where she served clients in the US and internationally for 24 years. Whilst there, she co-founded the New Jersey office and was the first woman to be appointed as an industry practice leader. She was a leader in the firm’s Retail and Consumer Goods Practices, served as the head of the North American Retail and Apparel Practice and acted as the Global Retail Practice Convener. She retired from McKinsey & Company in September 2010 and has since then pursued a portfolio career. She has significant board level experience gained through non-executive positions held in retail and other industries which is of particular relevance and benefit to the Company at a time of challenge in the UK retail sector. In 2019, Stacey was named to the NACD Directorship 100, the annual list of the most influential leaders in boardrooms and in corporate governance in the US. Chairman, Board Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. Non-executive Director, Ascena Retail Group Inc. Non-executive Director, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.

Edward Thacker