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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

55 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Richard Armitage

2018 Group Finance Director, Executive Director

Martin Court

56 2015 Managing Director - Invibio, Executive Director

Tim Cooper

2012 Executive Director

Janet Ashdown

58 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Brendan Connolly

61 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pamela Kirby

65 2014 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

David Thomas

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jane Toogood

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrew Hanson

Director of Investor Relations and Corporate 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 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 was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of multiple catalyst and chemical companies for Johnson Matthey Plc, and was formerly an 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, as well as group-level responsibilities for operational excellence and environmental, health and safety. External appointments Larry is non-executive chairman of Scapa Group plc.

Jakob Sigurdsson

Mr. Jakob Oskar Sigurdsson is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. 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 reinsurance 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 is Group Finance Director, Executive Director of the Company. He was previously group finance director of Samworth Brothers, a UK-based branded and own-label food manufacturer, which he joined in 2014. Prior to Samworth Brothers he was chief financial officer of McBride plc. His other roles include finance director for Premier Foods plc’s grocery and chilled divisions, and at Courtaulds, ICI and Boots plc. Richard trained through the Courtaulds and ICI management development programmes.

Martin Court

Mr. Martin L. Court BSc (Eng), PhD is Managing Director - Invibio, Executive Director of the Company. 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 alumnus 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 no longer Executive Director of Victrex PLC with effective 30th September 2019. 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. Tim was appointed non-executive director of Renold plc in November 2018.

Janet Ashdown

Ms. Janet E. Ashdown is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Janet has over 30 years’ experience of the international energy sector in a variety of senior executive roles at BP plc, most recently as director, BP Oil UK Limited, and head of UK retail and commercial fuels. Janet is currently non-executive director and senior independent director of Marshalls plc and is chair of its remuneration committee. Janet is also a non-executive director of SIG Plc, chairs the remuneration committee and is a member of its audit, nomination and governance committees. Janet has also been nominated as a non-executive director to the board of RHI Magnesita N.V.

Brendan Connolly

Mr. Brendan W. Connolly is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Brendan has over 35 years’ experience in the international oil & gas industry serving in a number of senior executive roles. Until June 2013, Brendan was a senior executive at Intertek Group plc and had previously been chief executive officer of Moody International (which was acquired by Intertek in 2011). Prior to Moody, he was managing director of Atos Origin UK, and spent more than 25 years of his career with Schlumberger in senior international roles over three continents. Brendan is a non-executive director and senior independent director of Synthomer plc, in addition to being chairman of its remuneration committee and a member of its audit and nomination committees. Brendan is also chairman of two private equity-backed companies.

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 a non-executive director of Novo Nordisk A/S and Smith & Nephew plc. Pamela is a non-executive director of DCC plc, Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and serves on the supervisory board of Akzo Nobel.

David Thomas

Mr. David Thomas is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David was chief financial officer at Invensys plc from 2011 until his retirement in 2014, having held senior roles across the business since 2002. Prior to joining Invensys, he was a senior partner in Ernst & Young (‘E&Y’), specialising in long-term industrial contracting businesses and is a former member of the Auditing Practices Board.

Jane Toogood

Ms. Jane E. Toogood, MA Hons has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Jane Toogood 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

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Lawrence Pentz

193,980

Jakob Sigurdsson

1,071,350

Richard Armitage

329,962

Martin Court

918,030

Tim Cooper

926,799

Janet Ashdown

36,956

Brendan Connolly

30,585

Pamela Kirby

55,500

David Thomas

22,456

Jane Toogood

48,000

Andrew Hanson

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As Of  30 Sep 2018