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Rank Group PLC (RNK.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Burke

62 2014 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

John O'Reilly

2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alan Morgan

38 2018 Executive Director

Frances Bingham

52 2008 Company Secretary

Steven Esom

56 2016 Non-Executive Director

Susan Hooper

58 2015 Non-Executive Director

Richard Needham

75 2012 Non-Executive Director

Alex Thursby

57 2017 Non-Executive Director

Christopher Bell

60 2015 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Sarah Powell

Director of Treasury and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Burke

Mr. Ian Burke is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rank Group Plc., since May 6, 2014. He has spent most of his career in the leisure industry, initially in bingo clubs, then hotels and health and fitness clubs. He was chief executive of Rank from March 2006 to May 2014, of the Holmes Place Group from July 2003 to February 2006 and of Thistle Hotels plc from May 1998 to May 2003. He also held various roles with Bass plc between 1990 and 1998, including managing director of Gala Clubs and managing director of Holiday Inns. Ian was executive chairman of Findel plc from January to April 2017.

John O'Reilly

Mr. John P. O'Reilly has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company with effect from 7 May 2018. John brings over 25 years of experience in the betting and gaming industry, both in the UK and internationally. He previously led and grew Ladbrokes' digital operations and was an executive director on the Ladbrokes plc board until August 2010. In August 2011 he joined the Gala Coral Group to relaunch the Coral brand online as Managing Director of Coral Interactive. John has more recently been chairman of the digital design and development business Grand Parade Limited, a non-executive director of Weatherbys Limited and, since January 2017, non-executive director of William Hill PLC and chair of the board's Transformation Oversight Committee. John will step down from the William Hill board to take up his position with Rank.

Alan Morgan

Mr. Alan Morgan has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company with effect from 7 May 2018. Alan joined Rank in September 2016 as managing director of Mecca's retail bingo business and assumed additional responsibility for Grosvenor's retail casino business in October 2017. Prior to joining Rank, he held senior positions at Whitbread and, most recently, as chief operating and commercial officer of Spirit Pub Company.

Frances Bingham

Ms. Frances Bingham is Company Secretary of The Rank Group Plc. For eight years Frances was company secretary and legal director of the multi-national health and fitness group, Holmes Place Group, and prior to that she was a solicitor in private practice.

Steven Esom

Mr. Steven Esom is Non-Executive Director of the Company since 1 March 2016. He has extensive commercial experience gained within several consumer-focused multi-site retail businesses. He had a 12-year career at Waitrose, the last five years of which were as managing director, and he has held several senior and non-executive positions within the food sector. He was chairman of The Ice Organisation Limited from September 2011 to August 2015 and a non-executive director of The Carphone Warehouse Group plc from September 2005 to July 2009 and of Ocado Limited from October 2000 to February 2004. Other roles Steven is the senior independent director of the FTSE-250-listed food producer Cranswick plc, and chairs its remuneration committee. He is nonexecutive chairman of The Advantage Travel Partnership.

Susan Hooper

Ms. Susan Mary Hooper is Non-Executive Director of the Company since 1 September 2015. She has extensive experience gained within large consumer-facing businesses combined with broad commercial nonexecutive experience. She was managing director of British Gas Residential Services from January to October 2014 and chief executive of Acromas Group’s travel division from March 2009 to November 2013. Prior to 2009 she held senior roles at Royal Caribbean International, Avis Europe, PepsiCo International, McKinsey & Co, and Saatchi & Saatchi. She has also served as a non-executive director of Whitbread PLC (September 2011 to January 2014); First Choice Holidays Limited (April 2005 to September 2007); RSA Insurance Group plc (August 2001 to March 2004) and Courtaulds Textiles Limited (October 1999 to June 2000). Other roles Susan is a non-executive board member of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and also serves on its audit and risk assurance committee. She is a non-executive director of Wizz Air Holdings Plc and of Affinity Water Limited where she also serves as chairman of the remuneration committee. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of LUISS Business School in Rome.

Richard Needham

Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham (Earl of Kilmorey) is Non-Executive Director of Rank Group PLC. He has diverse experience in commerce and industry and in government. He was Minister of Trade from 1992 to 1995 and Northern Ireland Minister from 1985 to 1992. He was non-executive chairman of Tetra Strategy Limited, a political consultancy, from May 2009 to August 2017 and of Rose Petroleum plc from July 2009 to December 2015. He was a non-executive director of Avon Rubber p.l.c. from January 2007 to February 2013 (including five years as chairman). He was also a director of The General Electric Company PLC from October 1995 to August 1997 and of various Dyson group companies from October 1995 to February 2012 (including four years as deputy chairman). He was chairman of Biocompatibles International plc from July 2000 to June 2006 and of The Heart Hospital Limited from November 1998 to November 2001. Other roles Lord Kilmorey is a director of Halsbury Holmes Limited and of Smarta Enterprises Limited, the UK’s largest online resource for small businesses. He is also a nonexecutive director of NEC Europe Ltd, a leading internet services and systems solutions provider.

Alex Thursby

Mr. Alex Thursby is Non-Executive Director of the company effect from 1 August 2017. He has 30 years of experience within the banking sector. He was chief executive of National Bank of Abu Dhabi from 2013 to 2016 and he held senior roles at Australia and New Zealand Banking Group from 2007 to 2013 and at Standard Chartered Bank from 1987 to 2007. From 2008 to 2013 he was a non-independent non-executive director of the Bursa-Malaysia-listed AMMB Holdings Berhad, part of the AmBank Group, one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia. Other roles Alex is an independent non-executive board member of the divisional board of Barclays International.

Christopher Bell

Mr. Christopher Bell is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in the betting and gaming industry. He joined the Hilton Group in 1991 and became managing director of its Ladbrokes Worldwide business in 1994. He joined the board of Hilton Group Plc in 2000 and, following the disposal of its hotels division, became chief executive when it was renamed Ladbrokes Plc where he remained until May 2010. Prior to joining Hilton Group, Chris held several senior positions at Allied Lyons for 12 years. Chris was senior independent director of Quintain Estates & Development plc from September 2010 to September 2015, a non-executive director of Spirit Pub Company plc from August 2011 to June 2015 and chairman of The GAME Group plc from January 2003 to March 2012. He was also a trustee of Northern Racing College from June 2014 to March 2017. Other roles Chris is non-executive chairman of two AIM-listed companies: XLMedia PLC and TechFinancials. He is also a non-executive director of The Royal Airforce Charitable Trust Enterprises.

Sarah Powell

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