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Costain Group PLC (COSG.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Golby

67 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alex Vaughan

2019 Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Bickerstaff

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Tracey Wood

2018 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Darren James

2008 Managing Director - Infrastructure

Martin Hunter

Group Financial Controller

Sally Austin

2015 Group HR Director

David Taylor

2015 Group Commercial Director

Jane Lodge

2018 Senior Independent Director

Jacqueline de Rojas

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

David McManus

66 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Wood

55 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Carolyn Rich

2018 Corporate development and investor relations director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Golby

Dr. Paul Golby, CBE has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 5 May 2016. Paul Golby was appointed as chair of Costain in May 2016. A fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Paul has held a variety of roles within the engineering and energy industries. Following an early career with Dunlop Holdings plc and BTR plc he joined Clayhithe plc, becoming an executive director in 1992. In 1998, Paul joined East Midlands Electricity plc as managing director and following its acquisition by PowerGen (subsequently E.ON UK plc) was appointed executive director, UK operations. In 2002, Paul became chief executive and later executive chairman, stepping down from the E.ON Board in December 2011. Paul was also non-executive chairman of AEA Technology Group plc (2009–2012), chairman of Engineering UK (2010–2016) and pro chancellor and chair of council of Aston University (2009–2017). He was chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Non-executive director and chair of the safety, environment and health committee of National Grid plc, board member of the ERA Foundation (from 14 March 2019) and chairman of the National Air Traffic Services (NATS Holdings Ltd). Member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology.

Alex Vaughan

Mr. Alex Vaughan, BSc (Hons) MRICS, is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Costain Group PLC., effective 7 May 2019. Alex joined Costain in 1992, was appointed to the executive Board in 2006 and has played a leading role in Costain's transformation into a smart infrastructure solutions business through his leadership of the development and growth of the Group's consultancy and technology services. In his current role, Alex has delivered significant growth in profit and margin in the natural resources division. He is a qualified chartered quantity surveyor, has worked on infrastructure projects in the UK and internationally and, additionally at Costain, has held various corporate roles across HR, strategy, M&A and corporate development.

Anthony Bickerstaff

Mr. Anthony (Tony) O. Bickerstaff, FCCA, is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Costain Group PLC. Tony Bickerstaff was appointed chief financial officer in June 2006. Tony has extensive knowledge of the infrastructure and support services sectors both in the UK and overseas. He is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the Group as well as playing a major role in the Group’s strategic and operational development. Previously, Tony was with the Taylor Woodrow Group, which he joined in 1982. He held a number of senior management and financial positions in Taylor Woodrow including finance director of Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited. Prior to becoming finance director, he was divisional operations director in charge of Taylor Woodrow Group’s PFI projects. Non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of Low Carbon Contracts Company Limited and Electricity Settlements Company Limited.

Tracey Wood

Ms. Tracey A. Wood is General Counsel, Company Secretary of Costain Group PLC. Tracey Wood joined the Company in February 2006 as head of legal. She has a construction and commercial law background and was formerly a partner at Hammonds. She has held a number of senior roles and was appointed to the Executive Board as HR director in July 2008. She became general counsel and company secretary in June 2010 and currently also has responsibility for human resources across the Group and internal audit and risk. Tracey was previously a non-executive director of Bristol Water Plc.

Darren James

Mr. Darren James is Managing Director - Infrastructure of Costain Group PLC. Darren James has held the position of managing director of the Infrastructure division since 2008. He initially joined as an industrial placement student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Surrey, where he obtained a degree in civil engineering. He has held a number of positions in the Group. In his current role Darren has profit and loss responsibility for the division which provides services to clients in the rail, highways and nuclear sectors. Additionally Darren has Group-wide responsibility for Health, Safety and Environment. Non-executive director of the Port of London Authority and a director of the Rail Industry Association.

Martin Hunter

Mr. Martin Hunter, BA, ACA, is Group Financial Controller of Costain Group PLC. Martin Hunter holds the position of Financial Controller and held a number of head office finance positions since 1984. Previously, Martin worked for Stoy Hayward, a London based firm of chartered accountants. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Sally Austin

Ms. Sally Austin is Group HR Director of the company. Sally Austin joined Costain in 2005 and is currently Group HR Director. She began her career with BAE Systems, moving to Eaton Corporation in 2000 where she held a number of HR management roles supporting US, EMEA and European facilities. In her current role she holds responsibility for Executive remuneration, Group-wide HR operations, recruitment, Learning & Development, HR Shared Services and Pensions. Sally holds a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and is a Fellow of the CIPD.

David Taylor

Mr. David Taylor is Group Commercial Director of the company. David Taylor joined the Company in 2009 and was appointed Group commercial director in January 2015. He has held a number of senior leadership roles within the business and is currently responsible for the commercial, supply chain and design management functions. Prior to joining Costain, David acquired more than 25 years’ experience with Taylor Woodrow where he held the position of commercial director for its UK operations.

Jane Lodge

Ms. Jane Ann Lodge, FCA, BSc is Senior Independent Director of Costain Group PLC. Jane Lodge was appointed as the senior independent director in May 2018 having been a non-executive director since August 2012 and chair of the Audit Committee from the end of October 2012. Jane spent 35 years at Deloitte LLP (UK), 25 as an audit partner advising global companies, particularly in the manufacturing, house-building and property and construction sectors. She was senior partner of the Birmingham office and the Deloitte UK Manufacturing Industry Sector. Jane was previously a non-executive director and chair of the Audit Committee, Moorgate Industries Limited (2014–2015) and a nonexecutive director of Black Country Living Museum Trust Limited.

Jacqueline de Rojas

Ms. Jacqueline de Rojas has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company with effective from 20 November 2017. Jacqueline de Rojas was appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 20 November 2017. As president of techUK she is a leader in the UK technology sector and an experienced non-executive director who has held executive positions at global blue-chip software companies such as Citrix Systems, CA Technologies, McAfee and Novell. Jacqueline was previously a non-executive director of Home Retail Group prior to the divestment of this group. She is the co-chair at the Institute of Coding and advises the board of Accelerate-Her to stop the under representation of women in technology. Jacqueline also lends her support to the Girlguiding Association for technology transformation. She was awarded a CBE for services to international trade in technology in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list. Non-executive director at Rightmove plc and AO World plc, chair of the Advisory Board at the Digital Leaders Technology Group and president of techUK.

David McManus

Mr. David McManus, BSc, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Costain Group PLC. David McManus was appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 12 May 2014. David began his career with the Fluor Corporation (1975–1980) after graduating in civil engineering and went on to hold a number of executive positions in Shell UK (1980–1989), LASMO plc (1989– 1994), Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) (1994–2000), BG Group (2000– 2004) and as executive vice president, international operations of Pioneer Natural Resources (2004–2012). David was formerly a non-executive director of Cape plc (2004–2012), where he served as chairman from 2006 to 2008 and was also a non-executive director of Caza Oil & Gas Inc. Non-executive chairman of Rockhopper Exploration plc (stepping down from this board in May 2019) and of FlexLNG and a non-executive director at Hess Corporation

Alison Wood

Ms. Alison J. Wood, MBA, BA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of Costain Group PLC. Alison Wood was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2014 and was appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee from the beginning of April 2014. Alison is the former Global Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at National Grid plc (2008-2013). Before that, Alison spent nearly 20 years in a number of strategy and leadership roles at BAE Systems plc including Group Strategic Development Director. Alison has also held Non-Executive Director positions with BTG plc (2004-2008) and Thus Group plc (2007-2008). Alison is a Director of the Costain Charitable Foundation. Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Cobham plc and TT Electronics plc. Senior Independent Director at e2v technologies plc. Non-Executive Director of British Standards Institute.

Carolyn Rich

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