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Costain Group PLC (COSG.L)

COSG.L on London Stock Exchange

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29 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Golby

69 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Alex Vaughan

2019 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Anthony Bickerstaff

51 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Darren James

2019 Chief Operating Officer

Tracey Wood

2018 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Maxine Mayhew

2018 Managing Director – natural resources

Martin Hunter

Group Financial Controller

Catherine Warbrick

2019 Group HR Director

Nathan Marsh

2019 Chief Digital Officer

David Taylor

2015 Group Commercial Director

Bishoy Emad Azmy Gendi

2020 Non-Executive Director

Jane Lodge

2018 Senior Independent Director

Jacqueline de Rojas

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Wood

56 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Carolyn Rich

2018 Corporate Development and Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Golby

Dr. Paul Golby Ph.D., CBE serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. 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 (2012–2018) and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology (2010–2019).

Alex Vaughan

Mr. Alex Vaughan serves as Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. 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.

Anthony Bickerstaff

Mr. Anthony O. Bickerstaff is no longer serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company effective 11/30/2020. 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.

Darren James

Mr. Darren James serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Darren James was appointed chief operating officer in May 2019. He previously 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 transportation and natural resources divisions. Additionally, he has Group-wide responsibility for Health, Safety and Environment.

Tracey Wood

Ms. Tracey A. Wood serves as General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. 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 2011 and also has responsibility for internal audit and risk. Tracey was previously a non-executive director of Bristol Water Plc.

Maxine Mayhew

Dr. Maxine Mayhew Ph.D. serves as Managing Director – natural resources of the Company. Maxine Mayhew was appointed managing director of the natural resources division in May 2019. She joined the business in 2017 and previously held the positions of water sector director and Group capability director, responsible for Costain’s capability including technology, consultancy, complex delivery and asset optimisation. After completing a PhD in wastewater treatment, Maxine has held a variety of roles in her 20 years in the water industry focused on leadership, innovation, commercial development and strategy delivery across all aspects of the industry from operations and engineering through to central support services (marketing, supply chain, SHEQ) and retail operations.

Martin Hunter

Mr. Martin Hunter serves as Group Financial Controller of the Company. Martin Hunter holds the position of Group financial controller and has 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

Catherine Warbrick

Ms. Catherine Warbrick serves as Group HR Director of the Company. Catherine joined Costain in 2006 and has performed a number of roles, most recently as director of learning and development and corporate responsibility and prior to that as investor relations director. Highlights of her career with Costain include developing and implementing the Group’s first Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy, achieving Platinum status in Business in the Community’s CR Index in 2013 and driving change to achieve the Group’s recognition in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018 and 2019, and being cited as a game changer in 2019 for Costain’s work on gender parity in early careers recruitment. Catherine graduated with an honours degree in Environmental Science.

Nathan Marsh

Mr. Nathan Marsh serves as Chief Digital Officer of the Company. Nathan Marsh was appointed chief digital officer in October 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience working in digital transformation with a particular focus on shaping and enabling digital capabilities across the UK’s critical national infrastructure. Nathan is experienced in leading client and consulting teams to design and deliver programmes and businesses with new commercial structures, leveraging technology and new operating models across sectors including government, digital infrastructure, future mobility, defence, capital markets and strategic risk transfer. He has helped author the Connected and Autonomous Mobility Sector Deal, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal and The Rail Sector Deal. His career history includes working with at SNC Lavalin & ATKINS, McKinsey & Co, EY and AON and seven years as an Army officer.

David Taylor

Mr. David Taylor serves as Group Commercial Director of the Company. David Taylor joined the Company in 2009 and was appointed to the Executive Board as 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 procurement functions. David is also executive sponsor for the delivery of operational excellence across the Group’s portfolio of complex delivery projects. Prior to joining Costain, he acquired more than 25 years’ experience with Taylor Woodrow holding the position of commercial director for UK operations. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Bishoy Emad Azmy Gendi

Mr. Bishoy Emad Azmy Gendi has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 6/19/2020. Bishoy is the CEO of ASGC Construction L.L.C ("ASGC"). He has been appointed pursuant to the relationship agreement between the Company and ASGC described in the Company's prospectus dated 7 May 2020 and, as a result, he will not be deemed to be an independent non-executive director. Bishoy graduated from the American University in Cairo with a BSc in Construction Engineering. He also holds an EMBA from London Business School and a Masters degree in International Construction Management from the University of Bath.

Jane Lodge

Ms. Jane Ann Lodge serves as Senior Independent Director of the Company. 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 non-executive director of Black Country Living Museum Trust Limited.

Jacqueline de Rojas

Ms. Jacqueline de Rojas CBE serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. 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 AO World Plc and 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.

Alison Wood

Ms. Alison J. Wood serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Alison Wood was appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 1 February 2014 and was appointed as chair 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 at BTG plc (2004–2008), Thus Group plc (2007–2008), Cobham plc (2011-2020) and e2v technologies plc (2013–2017) where she was senior independent director.

Carolyn Rich