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Next PLC (NXT.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Roney

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Simon Wolfson

48 2001 Chief Executive, Executive Director

Amanda James

44 2015 Finance Director, Executive Director

Jane Shields

52 2013 Group Sales and Marketing Director, Executive Director

Richard Papp

2018 Executive Director and new Group Merchandise and Operations Director

Seonna Anderson

2013 Company Secretary

Jonathan Bewes

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Caroline Goodall

60 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Francis Salway

58 2010 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Dame Dianne Thompson

66 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Roney

Mr. Michael James Roney, CPA is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Roney, has extensive business experience. Michael joined the Board as Deputy Chairman in February 2017 and became Chairman in August 2017. He is also Chairman of Grafton Group plc and a non-executive director of US firm Brown-Forman Corporation. Michael has extensive business experience. He was previously the Chief Executive of Bunzl plc from 2005 until his retirement in April 2016, Chief Executive of Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe BV and non-executive director of Johnson Matthey Plc.

Simon Wolfson

Lord Simon A. Wolfson of Aspley Guise serves as Chief Executive, Executive Director of Next PLC. Simon joined the Group in 1991 and was appointed Retail Sales Director in 1993. He became responsible for NEXT Directory in 1995 and was appointed to the Board in 1997 with additional responsibilities for Systems. Simon was appointed Managing Director of the NEXT Brand in 1999 and Chief Executive in 2001.

Amanda James

Ms. Amanda James serves as Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Amanda joined the Group in 1995 and has led the management accounting and commercial finance teams since 2005. In 2009, Amanda was appointed Commercial Finance Director and was promoted to NEXT Brand Finance Director in 2012. Amanda has comprehensive knowledge of NEXT's operations and has played a central role in the financial management of the business. Amanda was appointed to the Board in 2015.

Jane Shields

Ms. Jane Shields serves as Group Sales and Marketing Director, Executive Director of Next PLC. Jane joined NEXT Retail in 1985 as a Sales Assistant in one of our London stores. Jane worked her way through store management to be appointed Sales Director in 2000, responsible for all store operations and training. In 2006 Jane was given additional responsibility for Retail Marketing and in 2010 was appointed Group Sales and Marketing Director, adding Directory and online marketing to her portfolio. She was appointed to the Board in 2013.

Richard Papp

Mr. Richard Papp is Executive Director and new Group Merchandise and Operations Director of the Company., effective from 14 May 2018. Richard joined NEXT in 1991 as a Merchandiser. Richard worked his way through management, becoming Menswear Product Director in 2001. In 2005 he gained valuable experience in a similar role at another retailer. Richard returned to NEXT in 2006 and has since that time been Group Merchandise Director, responsible for NEXT’s Merchandising function, Product Systems, International Franchise, and Clearance operations. Richard was appointed to the Board in 2018.

Seonna Anderson

Jonathan Bewes

Mr. Jonathan Bewes serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jonathan became a member of the Board in October 2016. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Jonathan spent 25 years in investment banking, with Robert Fleming, UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. As a senior banker, he has provided advice to the Boards of many UK and overseas companies on a wide range of financial and strategic issues, including financing, M&A and general corporate matters. In April 2017, he joined Standard Chartered Bank as Vice Chairman, Corporate and Institutional Banking. Jonathan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. Jonathan chairs the NEXT Audit Committee.

Caroline Goodall

Ms. Caroline Goodall serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Next PLC. Caroline became a member of the Board in January 2013. She is also a Trustee of the National Trust and Chair of its Audit Committee. She was previously an independent non-executive on the Partnership board of the accountancy firm Grant Thornton UK LLP for seven years until June 2017 and was a non-executive director of SVG Capital plc, a FTSE 250 listed private equity investor, from 2010 to October 2014. Prior to that, Caroline had over thirty years' experience in corporate finance and was a corporate finance partner at the international law firm Herbert Smith including five years as Head of the Global Corporate Division. Caroline chairs the NEXT Remuneration Committee.

Francis Salway

Mr. Francis W. Salway serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Next PLC. Francis became a member of the Board in June 2010. He is also Chairman of Town & Country Housing Group, Chairman of the Property Advisory Group for Transport for London, a non-executive director of Cadogan Group Limited and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics. Formerly Chief Executive for Land Securities Group plc and past President of the British Property Federation.

Dame Dianne Thompson

Ms. Dame Dianne Thompson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Next plc. Dianne joined the Board in January 2015 with significant senior management experience including fourteen years as Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Group. During her 42 year career, she has worked in marketing for several retail companies. More recently she was Chairman of RadioCentre and a non-executive director of the Home Office. She is also a Trustee of the Born Free Foundation.

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