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Britvic PLC (BVIC.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simon Litherland

55 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Joanne Wilson

2019 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Joao de Mello Neto

2017 Chief Executive Officer - Brazil

Zareena Brown

2018 Chief Human Resources Officer

Steve Potts

2018 Chief Information, Transformation and Digital Officer

Matt Barwell

Chief Marketing Officer

Hessel De Jong

2015 Managing Director - International

Kevin Donnelly

2016 Managing Director - Ireland

Paul Graham

2015 Managing Director - GB

Olivier Mercier

2018 Managing Director

Clive Hooper

2016 Chief Supply Chain Officer

Jonathan Adelman

2018 Company Secretary

William Eccleshare

2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian McHoul

60 2017 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Euan Sutherland

2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Steve Nightingale

2016 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Simon Litherland

Mr. Simon Litherland serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Simon has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2013, having joined Britvic in September 2011 as Managing Director, GB. Simon’s earlier career was with Diageo plc, a global leader in alcoholic beverages. His last role was Managing Director of Diageo Great Britain, having previously run Diageo’s businesses in South Africa, Ireland and Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to this he led various functions and held a variety of international finance director roles in Diageo, IDV and Grand Metropolitan. Simon was the President of the Incorporated Society of British Advertising from 2015 to 2017. Simon was born in Zimbabwe and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in South Africa having gained a business degree at the University of Cape Town.

Joanne Wilson

Ms. Joanne Wilson serves as Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. Joanne was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019 and her appointment to the Board became effective in September 2019. She is responsible for Finance, Legal, Estates, and Risk and Audit Management. Before joining Britvic, Joanne was Chief Financial Officer at dunnhumby, a global leader in customer data science and part of the Tesco group. Prior to this, she held a variety of financial and commercial roles at Tesco, internationally as well as in the UK. Joanne started her career at KPMG, where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Joao de Mello Neto

Mr. Joao Caetano de Mello Neto serves as Chief Executive Officer - Brazil of the Company. Joao Caetano joined Britvic following the acquisition of Ebba in September 2015. He was co-founder of Ebba, creating a new company with two iconic brands in Brazil – Maguary and Dafruta. He brings with him over 30 years of executive management experience in the consumer goods industry. Previously, João Caetano worked for Cia. Müller de Bebidas (Caninha 51) where he spent 14 years and acted as Chief Executive Officer for seven of those years. He then worked for J. Macedo for seven years as Chief Executive Officer of Hidracor, a leading decorative paint company in Brazil, before founding Ebba.

Zareena Brown

Ms. Zareena Brown serves as Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Zareena was appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2018 and is responsible for global talent management, capability building, diversity, organisation development, reward and all aspects of the people strategy for the Group. Zareena has extensive HR experience over a 25 year career with major multinational companies. Before joining Britvic, she worked for InterContinental Hotels Group in a variety of senior human resources positions including Senior Vice President Talent, Learning and Leadership Development and Vice President of Human Resources, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Her earlier career was with Hilton Hotels and a number of FTSE 100 retailers. She has experience of living and working in Asia.

Steve Potts

Mr. Steve Potts serves as Chief Information, Transformation and Digital Officer of the Company. Steve joined the business in October 2014 with responsibility for IT. He took on the additional responsibility for the ‘One Britvic’ transformation in May 2016, which created a new operating model within Britvic. Steve joined the Britvic plc Executive team in June 2018, when he also became responsible for Britvic’s overall digital approach. Prior to joining Britvic, Steve was at Marks & Spencer plc where he was responsible for IT for UK stores, the international businesses in more than 40 countries, and the critical commercial and supply chain systems used across the foods business. Earlier in his career, he worked for both Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser where he performed a number of director-level roles within IT, and was CIO at Tarmac Group, where he combined running the IT function with the Programme Director role of Tarmac’s Business Transformation Programme.

Matt Barwell

Mr. Matt Barwell serves as Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Matt is responsible for all aspects of Britvic’s global brand strategy and execution, innovation, corporate affairs and the company’s sustainability agenda. Matt joined Britvic in 2014 from Diageo where he held a number of senior positions over 15 years, including Marketing and Innovation Director for Diageo Africa and, later, Diageo Europe. He started his career as a graduate trainee at Mars, working in sales and marketing across the pet food and confectionery businesses. Matt is a Fellow of the Marketing Society, a council member of the Marketing Group of Great Britain, and an active member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising Effectiveness Group and the Ehrenberg Bass Institute. He is a council member of the Advertising Association (‘AA’) and was also Chairman of the AA’s Front Foot Group for four years.

Hessel De Jong

Mr. Hessel De Jong serves as Managing Director - International of the Company. Hessel joined the business in September 2015 with over 20 years of management experience in the international FMCG industry. Prior to joining Britvic, Hessel worked as an advisor to a number of private equity companies, including Blackstone and Bencis Capital Partners. From 2008 to 2014, he was Managing Director of the Dutch and Benelux operations of the Coca-Cola Company. Before 2008, Hessel held various regional and global leadership positions at Heineken and SCA Group in Europe and Asia. Hessel is based in Amsterdam and holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Nyenrode University.

Kevin Donnelly

Mr. Kevin Donnelly is Managing Director - Ireland of the Company. Kevin joined Britvic Ireland in September 2008 as Marketing Director and was appointed Managing Director in June 2013. He has over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and general management in FMCG companies, including Unilever and Dairygold. Kevin holds a first class Honours degree in Marketing from Trinity College Dublin and a postgraduate diploma in Digital Marketing.

Paul Graham

Mr. Paul Graham serves as Managing Director - GB of the Company. Paul joined Britvic in September 2012 having worked in a range of commercial roles across all trade channels for United Biscuits and Mars Confectionery. He was promoted to the role of Managing Director, GB in July 2013 and leads the largest business unit in the Group. Paul is a graduate of the University of Manchester and sits on the Executive Council of the British Soft Drinks Association.

Olivier Mercier

Mr. Olivier Mercier serves as Managing Director of the Company. Olivier joined Britvic France in 2015 as Commercial Director and was appointed Managing Director in January 2018. Prior to joining Britvic, Olivier worked for large multinational FMCG businesses including Heineken, Kellogg’s and Kraft Mondelez, and has strong international experience having worked in both Russia and the Middle East. Olivier holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC Paris.

Clive Hooper

Mr. Clive Hooper serves as Chief Supply Chain Officer of the Company. Clive was appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer in October 2016 having joined the business in 2006 as Production Director. Clive has responsibility for production, logistics and warehousing across all Britvic sites. Prior to joining Britvic, he held senior management, production and planning roles at Greencore, Procter & Gamble and CeDo. Clive has a BEng in Engineering from the Royal Naval Engineering College.

Jonathan Adelman

Mr. Jonathan Adelman serves as Company Secretary of the Company. Jonathan joined Britvic in January 2015 as Acting General Counsel and Company Secretary and is currently the Company Secretary and Strategic Projects Director. He was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ladbrokes plc. Prior to that, Jonathan served as Vice President and Senior Counsel at Hilton Hotels Corporation, where he also sat on the Board of its international operating company, Hilton International.

William Eccleshare

Mr. William Eccleshare serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. William was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in November 2017. William has strong international experience in business transformation, expansion, marketing, branding, restructuring and digital innovation. He has run the European divisions of major advertising agencies WPP and Omnicom and is a former partner of McKinsey & Co where he led the firm’s European marketing practice. William also served as a Non-Executive Director of Hays plc from 2004 to 2014. William is Worldwide CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc., and led the global ‘out of home’ advertising business through a major digital transformation. William is also a Director of Donmar Warehouse Projects Ltd.

Ian McHoul

Mr. Ian Philip McHoul serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ian was appointed as Senior Independent Director in September 2017, having joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2014. Ian served as Chief Financial Officer of Amec Foster Wheeler plc for nine years. Prior to this, he was Finance Director of Scottish & Newcastle plc and Finance and Strategy Director of the Inntrepreneur Pub Group Ltd. In addition, Ian spent 10 years with Foster’s Brewing Group in a variety of roles. He brings substantial financial expertise, and extensive knowledge and experience of strategy and the beverage and retail industry, to the Board. Ian was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Premier Foods plc (2004-2013), the last year of which he was also the Senior Independent Director.

Euan Sutherland

Mr. Euan Sutherland serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Euan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2016. Euan served as Group Chief Executive Officer of SuperGroup Plc (2014–2019) and prior to this as Group Chief Executive Officer for the Co-op group of companies. Earlier in his career he was Group Chief Operating Officer at Kingfisher plc, Chief Executive Officer of B&Q and Chief Executive of AS Watson UK, owner of Superdrug. Euan has over 22 years’ experience within the retail and FMCG sectors, having held roles with Boots, Dixons, Coca-Cola and Mars. Euan has a first class Honours degree in Managerial and Administrative Studies from Aston University.

Steve Nightingale