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Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC (ULE.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Caster

64 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Simon Pryce

55 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Amitabh Sharma

51 2016 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Carlos Santiago

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Anant Prakash

2018 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Mike Clayton

2016 Managing Director - Precision Control Systems

Graeme Stacey

2013 Divisional Managing Director Aerospace and Infrastructure

Keith Thomson

Group Human Resources Director

Mike Baptist

2016 Divisional Managing Director - Communications and Security

Chris Binsley

Corporate Marketing Director

William Terry

2017 Divisional President Maritime and Land

Martin Broadhurst

65 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Geeta Gopalan

52 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Hirst

66 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Victoria Hull

53 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Walmsley

2015 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Caster

Mr. Douglas Caster, CBE.,BSc, MIET, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer Executive Chairman of the Board of Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc., effective from 18 June 2018. Douglas is a highly experienced engineer and manager of electronics businesses. He has a long track record of driving growth through effective acquisition and superior financial performance in the companies he has led. Douglas started his career as an electronics design engineer with the Racal Electronics Group in 1975, before moving to Schlumberger in 1986 and then to Dowty as Engineering Director of Sonar & Communication Systems in 1988. In 1992, he became Managing Director of that business and, after participating in the management buy-out which formed Ultra Electronics, joined the Board in October 1993. In April 2000, he was promoted to the position of Managing Director of Ultra’s Information & Power Systems division. In April 2004, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and became Chief Executive in April 2005. He was appointed deputy Chairman in April 2010 and became Chairman of Ultra in April 2011. Douglas is a Non-Executive Director of Morgan Advanced Materials plc and was appointed Chairman of Metalysis Limited in January 2015.

Simon Pryce

Mr. Simon Pryce has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective from 18 June 2018. Simon was Group Chief Executive Officer of BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") from 2007 to 2017. Despite challenging market conditions, Simon led BBA's transformation from an aggregation of loosely-related aviation and defence businesses to the world's leading business and general aviation service provider, through effective strategic and portfolio management and a focus on operational performance, financial discipline and cash generation. Simon is a non-executive director of Electrocomponents plc, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the Council of the University of Reading. Prior to joining BBA Aviation, he held a number of international finance and management roles at GKN plc, and previously worked at JP Morgan and Lazards in London and New York. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Amitabh Sharma

Mr. Amitabh Sharma is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. Amitabh is a highly experienced financial professional, having held senior finance positions at listed and private companies. He has extensive industry experience as well as an excellent track record of delivery across different sectors. Amitabh was previously Group Financial Controller at Ultra from 1999 to 2005. He was Group Finance Director at Gibbs and Dandy plc (now Gibbs and Dandy Ltd) and a Divisional Finance Director at Saint Gobain. He has been an audit manager with KPMG in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993. Amitabh joined Ultra in January 2016 and became Group Finance Director with effect from May 2016, when he was appointed to the Board.

Carlos Santiago

Mr. Carlos Santiago is Chief Operating Officer of the Company.

Anant Prakash

Mr. Anant Prakash is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. He brings to the role over eight years of legal and commercial experience, acquired working on a broad range of corporate, commercial and M&A matters at Slaughter and May. Anant provides advice and support to the Board and its Committees, and maintains the Group’s relationships with its external law firms. He was appointed Company Secretary in January 2018.

Mike Clayton

Mr. Mike Clayton is Managing Director - Precision Control Systems of the Company.

Graeme Stacey

Mr. Graeme Stacey is Divisional Managing Director Aerospace and Infrastructure of the Company.

Keith Thomson

Mr. Keith Thomson was Group Human Resources Director of the Company.

Mike Baptist

Mr. Mike Baptist is Divisional Managing Director - Communications and Security of the Company.

Chris Binsley

Mr. Chris Binsley is Corporate Marketing Director of the Company.

William Terry

Mr. William Terry is Divisional President Maritime and Land of the Company.

Martin Broadhurst

Mr. Martin Broadhurst, OBE, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc. Martin has a wealth of valuable experience in the defence and aerospace markets, having run a large engineering organisation within the sector for fifteen years. He has demonstrable expertise and skill in growing international business and in expanding capabilities. Martin joined Marshall Aerospace as a management trainee in 1975 and, following a number of roles with the company, including Production Director and Director of Programmes, was appointed as Chief Executive in February 1996. During his time as Chief Executive, he served on the Group Holdings Board and was Chairman of a number of subsidiary companies. Martin is a Non-Executive Director of Beagle Technology Group and Centre for Engineering Excellence; and a trustee of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was appointed to the Board in July 2012.

Geeta Gopalan

Ms. Geeta Gopalan is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 28 April 2017. She brings to the Ultra Board a wide range of knowledge and experience from a long career in the financial services sector. She has worked in commercial and retail banking as well as social investment and community development in the third sector. Geeta holds Non-Executive Directorships with UK retail bank Virgin Money Holdings plc and Virgin Money Bank, and Wizink Bank S.A (a Spanish digital bank). Geeta is also a Non-Executive Member and Vice-Chair of the England Committee of the Big Lottery Fund, a non-departmental public body. As an executive, she has a long career including Chairman Europe for Monitise Plc, and Director of Payments Services at HBOS. Geeta spent 16 years working for Citigroup during which time she was a Managing Director for UK Retail Bank and Business Development Head of EMEA. She has experience coaching and mentoring as well as in-depth knowledge of the digital economy, mobile and internet spaces and the social sector. Geeta joined the Ultra Board in April 2017.

John Hirst

Mr. John Raymond Hirst, CBE is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. John is a highly experienced leader of large global organisations, in both the private and public sector. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise which he brings to Ultra’s Board. John was Chief Executive of the Met Office, a post he held from 2005 to 2014. Prior to this, John was CEO of Premier Farnell. Before this, he spent 19 years with ICI Plc, during which he was Chief Executive of two of ICI’s Global businesses, ICI Performance Chemicals and ICI Autocolor, and was Group Treasurer. He was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for his national and international services to Meteorology. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and a companion of the Chartered British Institute of Management. John is a Non-Executive Director of Marsh UK, Jelf Plc, SME Insurance Services, Anglian Water, IMIS Global Ltd and White Square Chemical Inc. John was appointed to the Board in January 2015.

Victoria Hull

Ms. Victoria Hull had been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effect from 28 April 2017. She joins the Ultra Board with a wealth of experience across a diverse range of sectors from her extensive legal and Board career. She is a highly experienced Board member and Board advisor being a former Executive Director and General Counsel of Invensys plc and Telewest Communications plc. She has considerable international and domestic experience of legal, commercial and governance matters having worked in global and domestic companies. Victoria has always operated at an Executive Committee or Board level and joined the Ultra Board in April 2017.

Robert Walmsley

Sir Robert Walmsley, KCB, FREng, is Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Ultra Electronics Holdings Plc. Sir Robert brings to Ultra’s Board solid experience in the defence, security, energy and transport sectors. He has a deep knowledge of all of Ultra’s main geographic markets and a substantial experience of government procurement. Sir Robert was Chief of Defence Procurement at the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), a post which he held from 1996 until his retirement from public service in 2003. Prior to his MoD appointment, Sir Robert had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, where he rose to the rank of Vice Admiral in 1994 and served for two years as Controller of the Navy. Sir Robert is a Non-Executive Director of Cohort plc. He was appointed to the Board in January 2009.