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Victrex PLC (VCTX.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lawrence Pentz

2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Jakob Sigurdsson

54 2017 Chief Executive - Designate

Richard Armitage

2018 Group Finance Director

Martin Court

55 2015 Managing Director - Invibio, Executive Director

Tim Cooper

2012 Executive Director

Janet Ashdown

57 2018 Non-Executive Director

Brendan Connolly

60 2018 Non-Executive Director

David Thomas

2018 Non-Executive Director

Patrick De Smedt

61 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pamela Kirby

64 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Toogood

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Hanson

Head of Investor Relations & Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Lawrence Pentz

Mr. Lawrence C. Pentz, BS ChE MBA, has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Victrex PLC., effective October 1, 2014. Larry is Chairman of the Nominations Committee. Larry has over 30 years’ service within multinational corporations in a variety of operational and general management positions, with extensive experience in developing strategy for and successfully leading international growth businesses. Larry has been instrumental in the acquisition and integration of multiple catalyst and chemical companies for Johnson Matthey Plc, and was formerly executive director responsible for Emission Control Technologies of Johnson Matthey Plc. Larry retired as an executive director of Johnson Matthey Plc during 2016 where he held board-level responsibility for Johnson Matthey’s Process Technologies and Fine Chemicals divisions. Larry is Non-Executive Chairman of Scapa Group plc.

Jakob Sigurdsson

Mr. Jakob Sigurdsson has been appointed as the Chief Executive - Designate of the Company, effective September 1st, 2017. Jakob has more than 20 years’ experience in large multinational companies, both listed and private, including nine years with Rohm & Haas (now part of Dow Chemical) in the US, as well as Chief Executive of food manufacturer Alfesca in Europe and as Chief Executive of Promens. His executive responsibilities have spanned marketing, supply chain, business development, strategy and M&A, with particular emphasis on growth in new or developing markets. Between September 2016 and June 2017, Jakob was Chief Executive Officer of VÍS, the largest Icelandic insurance and re-insurance company. Jakob holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Iceland and an MBA from Northwestern University in the US.

Richard Armitage

Mr. Richard Armitage has been appointed as Group Finance Director of the Company., with effect from May 01, 2018.

Martin Court

Mr. Martin L. Court BSc (Eng), PhD is Managing Director - Invibio, Executive Director of the Company effective from 1 April 2015. Martin joined Victrex in February 2013 as Managing Director of Invibio, Victrex’s medical business. Martin has significant proven international experience in the medical and high performance materials and chemicals industries, including with Cytec Industries, and in a number of senior roles at both ICI and UCB. He is an INSEAD alumni and holds a doctorate in the field of surface chemistry and fracture mechanics and a BSc (Eng) degree in mineral technology from Imperial College of Science and Technology.

Tim Cooper

Mr. Tim J. Cooper BA Hons, is Executive Director of Victrex PLC. Tim Cooper was appointed as an executive director to the Board in October 2012. Tim joined Victrex in January 2010 as Managing Director of Victrex Polymer Solutions. Tim has over 30 years of international business management and commercial experience, having held senior leadership positions in a number of industries. Prior to joining the Victrex business, Tim was with Umeco Plc, initially as Managing Director of Aerovac Systems Ltd, but later becoming Group Managing Director of Umeco Composites Process Materials. He has been Managing Director of Tellermate Plc and of Avery Berkel Ltd, having developed his international career with GEC, BP and Land Rover.

Janet Ashdown

Ms. Janet E. Ashdown is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms Ashdown is a non-executive director of Marshalls plc and SIG Plc.

Brendan Connolly

Mr. Brendan W. Connolly is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Connolly is a non-executive director of Synthomer plc. He served as a director of Intertek Group plc and Cape plc.

David Thomas

Mr. David Thomas is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. David has a track record as both a Non-Executive and Executive Director. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Dialight plc, a FTSE listed Electronics company. David's executive career includes 12 years at Invensys plc, a FTSE 100 company, where he was Group Finance Director from 2011 to 2014. His earlier career was spent in Audit at E&Y where he was Senior Audit Partner, principally covering the manufacturing sector. David has also served on the Auditing Practices Board.

Patrick De Smedt

Mr. Patrick J. M. De Smedt, BCEng MSc, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Victrex PLC. Patrick was appointed in 2008. Patrick is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Between 1983 and 2006, Patrick held a number of senior positions in Microsoft, during which time he founded the Benelux subsidiaries, led the development of the Western European business and in the period 2003 and 2006 served as Chairman of Microsoft for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Patrick has previously worked with early stage ventures as well as large, established multinationals. He has a deep knowledge of international markets, technology and diverse industry sectors. Patrick is to retire from the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in February 2018. Patrick is Senior Independent Director at PageGroup plc, KCOM Group plc and Morgan Sindall Group plc, where he is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He is a non-executive Director of Kodak Alaris Holdings Limited and Nexinto Holding Ltd.

Pamela Kirby

Dr. Pamela J. Kirby, Ph.D. has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Victrex Plc., effective 1 November 2014. Pamela has detailed knowledge of the international pharmaceutical industry, and was formerly CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corp. based in North Carolina, USA. Pamela has also held a number of other senior positions in the international pharmaceutical industry including at AstraZeneca PLC, where she was a regional director, and F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, where she was director of strategic marketing and business development. She was previously non-executive chairman of Oxford Immunotec Limited and non-executive director of Novo Nordisk A/S and Smith & Nephew plc. Pamela is a non-executive director of DCC plc, Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Kings Health Partnership and serves on the supervisory board of Akzo Nobel.

Jane Toogood

Ms. Jane E. Toogood, MA Hons has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jane was appointed to the Board in September 2015. Jane has a wealth of experience across a number of business management, senior commercial and business development roles within the global chemical industry, including Borealis, ICI and Uniqema, and also held a Non-Executive Director role with NHS Harrogate and District Foundation Trust. Jane holds an MA in natural sciences (chemistry) from the University of Oxford. Jane is the Sector Chief Executive, Efficient Natural Resources at Johnson Matthey Plc.

Andrew Hanson

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