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Merlin Entertainments PLC (MERL.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Sunderland

73 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Nick Varney

56 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Anne-Francoise Nesmes

47 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Matthew Jowett

General Counsel, Company Secretary

Soren Soerensen

53 2013 Non-Executive Director

Yun Chiang

51 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Fisher

48 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Charles Gurassa

63 2013 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Fru Hazlitt

55 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Trudy Rautio

67 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Whittington

2017 Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Sunderland

Sir John Michael Sunderland is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Merlin Entertainments PLC. Sir John has over 40 years’ experience in business leadership and previously held the roles of Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury Schweppes, President of the Confederation of British Industry and a Director of the Financial Reporting Council. He is an experienced Chairman and Non-executive Director, having held numerous roles over many years in a variety of sectors including financial services, alternate energy, gaming and education.

Nick Varney

Mr. Nick Varney serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Merlin Entertainments Plc. Mr. Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the visitor attractions industry. With a background in marketing he led the management buy-out from Vardon Attractions to form Merlin in 1999, taking the Company through its successful 2013 Listing on the London Stock Exchange. He has overseen Merlin’s rapid expansion ever since as Chief Executive Officer.

Anne-Francoise Nesmes

Ms. Anne-Francoise Michele Nesmes is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Anne-Francoise has over 25 years’ experience in finance gained in multinational organisations, having previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC and a number of senior finance roles at GlaxoSmithKline.

Matthew Jowett

Mr. Matthew Jowett is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company.

Soren Soerensen

Mr. Soren Thorup Soerensen is Non-executive Director of Merlin Entertainments Plc. Mr. Søren has over 25 years’ experience in finance and has held several senior executive positions, most notably Partner, Chief Financial Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group and Managing Partner of KPMG Denmark.

Yun Chiang

Ms. Yun (Rachel) Chiang is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She has over 25 years of private equity investment experience in Asia with a focus on the property, retail and consumer markets. She was the founding member of the private equity division of the Pacific Alliance Group.

Andrew Fisher

Mr. Andrew Fisher has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fisher has over 20 years’ experience leading and growing a number of technology-focused enterprises and was instrumental in developing and executing a growth strategy to establish Shazam as one of the world’s leading mobile consumer brands.

Charles Gurassa

Mr. Charles M. Gurassa serves as Senior Independent Non-executive Director of Merlin Entertainments Plc. Mr. Charles has over 30 years’ experience in management roles and was previously Chief Executive of Thomson Travel Group plc. He is an experienced Non-executive Director, having held numerous roles as Chairman of Virgin Mobile plc, LOVEFiLM, Phones4U and TUI Northern Europe, Non-executive Chairman of Genesis Housing Association and Non-executive Director at Whitbread plc.

Fru Hazlitt

Ms. Fru Hazlitt serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Hazlitt has over 20 years’ experience within the media sector, having previously been Managing Director, Commercial, Online and Interactive at ITV and Chief Executive Officer at both GCap Media plc and Virgin Radio.

Trudy Rautio

Ms. Trudy A. Rautio serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Trudy has over 40 years’ experience in finance, including more than 20 years in the hospitality and travel industry where she held several senior executive positions (including Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer) with Carlson until her retirement in 2015.

Simon Whittington

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