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Saga PLC (SAGAG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick O'Sullivan

67 2018 Chairman of the Board

Lance Batchelor

53 2014 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

James Quin

2019 Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Gary Duggan

2017 CEO, Saga Services

Robin Shaw

2018 Chief Executive - Saga Travel

Stuart Beamish

2018 Group Chief Customer Officer

Julius Christmas

Group IT Director

Gareth Hoskin

2019 Non-Executive Director

Eva Eisenschimmel

2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Julie Hopes

2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ray King

65 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Orna NiChionna

60 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Gareth Williams

62 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Watkins

2017 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick O'Sullivan

Mr. Patrick O'Sullivan is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Patrick joined Saga as Chairman in May 2018. He has a wealth of experience in the financial and insurance industry gained from a number of senior roles he held at the Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company and Barclays/BZW. Patrick spent 12 years at Zurich Insurance Group, where he held positions including CEO of Eagle Star Insurance Company, CEO of UK General Insurance, Group Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Management Board. Previous non-executive roles have included Chairman of Old Mutual plc and the UK’s Shareholder Executive, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ireland, Senior Independent Director at Man Group plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Collins Stewart plc and Cofra Group AG. Other roles: Patrick is also Chairman of ERS (syndicate 218), a Lloyd’s market specialist motor insurer.

Lance Batchelor

Mr. Lance Batchelor is Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Saga PLC. Lance joined Saga as Group Chief Executive Officer in March 2014. Lance has worked in consumer-facing businesses and brand-centric roles throughout his career, focusing on creating products that are tailored to the customer. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and began his career as a Royal Navy submarine officer. He went on to hold senior marketing positions at Procter & Gamble, Amazon.com and Vodafone, before becoming CEO of Tesco Mobile between 2008–2011 and CEO of Domino’s Pizza Group plc between 2011-2014. Lance brings a wealth of senior operational experience in listed companies to his role at Saga. Since he joined as Chief Executive Officer in 2014, the business has grown its underlying core profits, invested in the growth of passengers and policies, commissioned the build of two new ships, introduced a motor broking panel, launched its membership programme, Possibilities, and replaced most of its key IT systems. Other roles: Lance is a non-executive director on the Navy Board, and a Trustee of the charity The White Ensign Association. From 2011-2018 he was a Trustee of the National Gallery.

James Quin

Mr. James B. Quin is Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 January 2019. James joins Saga from Zurich Insurance Group, where his most recent role has been UK Chief Financial Officer, spanning the UK Property & Casualty and Life Insurance operations. James is a seasoned Insurance executive. He has over 28 years of senior leadership experience with Zurich, as an equity analyst with several sell side institutions, and as a chartered accountant at PwC. He is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Gary Duggan

Mr. Gary Duggan is CEO, Saga Services of the Company. Gary joined Saga in September 2017 as CEO, Saga Services and leads the insurance broking and personal finance businesses. Gary has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and insurance industry, running large scale businesses in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. Gary joined from BGL where he was Managing Director of Junction. Prior to that Gary held a number of CEO/MD roles at Towergate, Barclays, GE & HBOS, having starting his career in Finance.

Robin Shaw

Mr. Robin Shaw serves as Chief Executive - Saga Travel of the Company. Robin joined the Saga Group in March 2010 as CEO of its Cruise Division. As well as operating the existing Saga Sapphire and Pearl II cruise vessels, he is also responsible for the development of Saga's new ship build programme. Robin's previous experience was gained at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, where he was latterly VP Managing Director for UK and Ireland with responsibility for the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara brands. Prior to Royal Caribbean, Robin worked for Avis Europe, taking responsibility for fleet purchasing and operations across Europe, which followed senior roles within finance. Robin spent the majority of his early career at PepsiCo working first for their restaurants division before transferring to their snack foods division in Poland. Robin is also a qualified chartered accountant.

Stuart Beamish

Mr. Stuart Beamish is Group Chief Customer Officer of the Company, since November 2018, He having been Group Marketing Director since December 2017. He joined Saga in December 2016 as Marketing Director for Saga Holidays and Cruises. Stuart has spent over 20 years in marketing including 13 years at British Airways where he was responsible for customer marketing worldwide. He went on to lead Customer Relationship Marketing & Insight for Virgin Holidays before joining bmi as Marketing, Product and eCommerce Director. Prior to Saga, Stuart worked at Barclaycard as Marketing Director, Digital Marketplace where he launched new eCommerce ventures for the bank.

Julius Christmas

Mr. Julius Christmas is Group IT Director of the Company. Jules joined Saga in 1997 after an early career in software application development and business analysis roles. Prior to becoming Group IT Director in 2008, Jules's roles have included Head of Application Development, IT Director for the Services Division and IT Director for Travel. Jules led the IT transformation programme initiated in 2007, which included the in-sourcing of a number of critical IT services and re-platforming of enterprise applications. Alongside his primary responsibilities, Jules has fulfilled a number of strategic project and programme leadership roles in the IT, Digital and operational domains.

Gareth Hoskin

Mr. Gareth Hoskin is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Gareth spent nearly 20 years with Legal & General in a variety of roles, including as a main Board Director and latterly as CEO International, where he was responsible for the North American, European, Middle East, Indian and Far East insurance markets. Prior to that he held a variety of roles in finance, retail marketing and HR. Before joining Legal & General, Gareth worked at PwC for 12 years, where he trained as an Accountant. Gareth is currently Audit Chair and Senior Independent Director (subject to regulatory approval) at Leeds Building Society, the UK's fifth largest building society, with more than 809,000 members and total assets of £19.5 billion. He is also Trustee, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees at Diabetes UK Limited.

Eva Eisenschimmel

Ms. Eva Eisenschimmel is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Eva brings over 30 years of experience as a brand and marketing professional. She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Virgin Money plc until its acquisition by CYBG plc. Prior to this she was Managing Director of Marketing, Brands and Culture at Lloyds Banking Group plc, Chief Customer Officer at Regus plc, and Chief People and Brand Officer at EDF Energy. Eva has also held senior positions at Allied Domecq and British Airways, where she was responsible for the Executive Club at British Airways, with three million members at the time. Other roles: Eva is currently Chief of Staff at Lowell.

Julie Hopes

Ms. Julie Hopes is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, with effect from 1 October 2018. Julie has extensive experience of insurance with over 20 years in a variety of roles, mostly at RSA and then Tesco Bank, specialising in general insurance and predominantly in personal lines. She is highly customer-focused, with a breadth of functional, membership and affinity experience and a track record of driving growth. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Co-Operative Insurance, where she chairs the Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. As Co-Operative Insurance operates predominantly within the personal lines segment of the Motor and Home insurance market, she will step down from these roles at the end of November 2018. She is also a Non-Executive Director of both Police Mutual, where she chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Risk, Nominations and With Profits Committees, and West Bromwich Building Society, where she is a member of the Risk, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. Most recently, she was CEO of The Conservation Volunteers (2012 to 2016), a British not-for-profit organisation that focuses on community resilience by improving people's health and employment prospects, through practical tasks undertaken by volunteers. Julie is an associate with the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Ray King

Mr. Ray King is Independent Non-Executive Director of Saga PLC. He joined the Company in May 2014, on listing. Previously, Ray was Chief Executive of Bupa from 2008-2012, after serving as Group Finance Director from 2001-2008. Before Bupa, Ray was a Non-Executive Director of Friends Provident plc, Deputy Chief Executive of Parity Group plc, Director of Group Finance and Control at Diageo plc and Group Finance Director of Southern Water plc. In 2015, Ray resigned as a Reporting Panel Member of the Competition and Markets Authority and as a Non-Executive Director of Infinis Energy Plc. Ray’s financial experience, his detailed knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements and experience of running a business similar to Saga, and his Non-Executive Director experiences (including that of chairing audit committees) are all immensely helpful to the Board. Ray is currently Chairman of Rothesay Holdco UK Ltd and of its regulated subsidiary, Rothesay Life plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council where he is a member of the Codes and Standards Committee and chairs the Audit and Assurance Council.

Orna NiChionna

Ms. Orna G. NiChionna serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Saga PLC., since 31 March 2017. Orna, who has significant experience in strategy and new concept development and launch, business turnaround, logistics redesign and supply change management, joined the Company in May 2014, on listing. She was subsequently appointed as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director for Saga in March 2017. Previously, Orna was Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of HMV plc, Northern Foods plc and Bupa and a Non-Executive Director of the Bank of Ireland UK Holdings plc and Bristol & West plc. She is a former Partner at McKinsey & Company, where her client portfolio included many consumer-facing clients. Orna brings a wealth of varied and valued skills to the Board along with her considerable experience in other Non-Executive Director roles. Other roles: Orna is currently Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Royal Mail plc, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at Burberry plc, the Deputy Chair of the National Trust, Trustee of Sir John Soane’s Museum and Chair of Client Service at Eden McCallum.

Gareth Williams

Mr. Gareth Williams is Independent Non-Executive Director of Saga Plc. He joined the Company in May 2014, on listing. Previously, Gareth was Human Resources Director of Diageo plc (where he also had oversight responsibility for corporate relations) and held a series of key positions in human resources at Grand Metropolitan plc. Gareth’s contributions to the Board are on all aspects of human resources and people strategy and this, combined with his experience of working at Director level in a consumer facing organisation and his knowledge of corporate relations, management development and resourcing, brings a unique perspective to discussions with the Board and its Committees. Gareth is currently Chairman of YSC Limited and a Non-Executive Director of WNS (Holdings) Limited.

Mark Watkins