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Provident Financial PLC (PFG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Snowball

2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Malcolm Le May

60 2018 Group Chief Executive Officer

Simon Thomas

2018 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Charley Davies

2019 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Robert East

2019 Non-Executive Director

Angela Knight

66 2018 Non-Executive Director

Andrea Blance

53 2018 Senior Independent Director

Elizabeth Chambers

55 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Hewitt

2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gary Thompson

Group Financial Controller and Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Snowball

Mr. Patrick Joseph Robert Snowball is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective 21st September 2018. Patrick is an experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, following a distinguished career in the insurance and retail banking. He was CEO of Suncorp Group Limited, an ASX20 Australian financial services group from 2009 until 2015, where he successfully turned round the Group following the global financial crisis. Prior to that, he was a Director at Aviva plc from 2001 till 2007, and as CEO he played a key role in merging and consolidating Norwich Union, Commercial Union General Accident and London and Edinburgh into Aviva General Insurance. He became a director and chairman of IntegraFin Holdings Plc in October 2017 and the company completed a successful initial public offering (IPO) in February 2018. Patrick has informed the Board of IntegraFin Holdings Plc that he intends step down from the chairmanship and the Board before the end of the year. He became chairman of Sabre Insurance Group Plc in September last year and the company became a plc following a successful IPO in December 2017. Previously he was Non-Executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc from 2008 to 2009, and Deputy Chairman at Towergate Partnership between 2007 and 2009. He was also a member of the FSA Practitioner Panel from 2005 till 2007.

Malcolm Le May

Mr. Malcolm J. Le May has been appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was Interim Executive Chairman of the Board, Group of Provident Financial plc. Mr. Malcolm has over 30 years experience in banking, asset management and insurance. His Previous board and management experience: Co-head of banking for Barclays in New York; head of investment banking, Europe at UBS, global head of corporate and investment banking at ING Barings, deputy CEO at Morley Fund Management (now Aviva Investors), president of JER Europe, senior independent director of Pendragon plc and non-executive director of RSA Insurance Group plc. His Current external appointments: Senior independent director of IG Group Holdings plc, non-executive director of Hastings Group Holdings plc, governor of Twyford School, senior advisor to Heidrick & Struggles, trustee of the Grange Festival and partner at Opus Corporate Finance and Juno Capital LLP.

Simon Thomas

Mr. Simon George Thomas is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company, effective March 2020. Simon Thomas was previously Group Chief Financial Officer of Just Group plc, a FTSE 250 financial services company. He has a strong financial services background, including consumer, retail banking and insurance experience. His appointment follows a thorough process conducted by the Nominations Committee with the assistance of a leading executive search firm.

Charley Davies

Ms. Charley Davies is appointed as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company with effective 1 April 2019. She brings a wealth of experience in the financial services sector and has legal experience in corporate, commercial, risk management, regulatory and governance advice. She'll be a great addition to our Group Executive team.

Robert East

Angela Knight

Ms. Angela Ann Knight, CBE, is Non-Executive Director of the Company. She was Non-Executive Director of Taylor Wimpey plc.

Andrea Blance

Ms. Andrea Blance is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Andrea has held a variety of finance roles during a 29 year career at Legal & General Group plc. Latterly she led the strategy and marketing functions and prior to this she was group chief risk officer where she led contact with the regulator. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds degrees from the London School of Economics and City University. Her experience of conduct risk and the regulatory agenda, particularly regarding customer outcomes, will be invaluable to the group in the current regulatory environment. Her Current external appointments: Non-executive director at Scottish Widows and Lloyds Banking Group’s insurance division where she also chairs the risk oversight committee.

Elizabeth Chambers

Ms. Elizabeth Grace Chambers is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Elizabeth G. (Libby) Chambers will chair the new Board committee focused on customer, culture & ethics. The committee will drive forward changes in behaviours, practices and attitudes across the group, and is expected to be formed in 2018. Libby is an experienced senior financial services executive, strategist and marketing leader in the UK and globally. She serves on the Board of Smith & Williamson, the wealth manager and professional services firm, and is on the Advisory Boards of several fintech and software start-ups, including Datami, Loyalty Angels (Bink) and Digi.me. Her previous roles include serving as Chief Strategy, Product and Marketing Officer at Western Union, Chief Marketing Officer of Barclays Global Retail & Commercial Banking and Barclaycard, and leading Barclaycard's co-branded card issuing business in the UK. Earlier in her career, she held other executive committee-level roles in financial and professional services, and was a Partner in the Financial Institutions practice of McKinsey & Company. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Dollar Financial Group in the UK, hibu plc (formerly Yell Group Plc) and the Home and Savings Bank, and led the boards of Barclays' JVs with Argos, Thomas Cook and Solutions Personal Finance (Littlewoods).

Paul Hewitt

Mr. Paul Hewitt is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. On his appointment, Paul Hewitt will become chair of the Audit committee, taking over from Andrea Blance, who will remain on the committee. Paul is an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chairman and Non-Executive Director. He was the Deputy Chief Executive and CFO of Co-operative Group, and has chaired audit committees for Tokio Marine, Kiln, NEST Corporation, Tesco Bank, Collins Stewart Hawkpoint, Co-operative Banking Group and GMT Global Aviation. He is currently Chairman of Roberts Jackson Group Limited and Kintell Limited, Non-Executive Director and Audit committee Chairman of Charles Taylor plc and Non-Executive Director of Playtech plc (a role from which he is expected to step down from with effect from 1 August 2018) and Kintell Limited.

Gary Thompson