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Cushman & Wakefield PLC (CWK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brett White

59 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John Forrester

56 2017 President

Duncan Palmer

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michelle Hay

50 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Nathaniel Robinson

44 2018 Executive Vice President — Strategic Planning and Chief Investment Officer

Brett Soloway

50 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Timothy Dattels

60 2018 Lead Independent Director

Qi Chen

42 2014 Independent Director

Jonathan Coslet

54 2018 Independent Director

Michelle MacKay

52 2018 Independent Director

Richard McGinn

68 2019 Independent Director

Jodie McLean

50 2018 Independent Director

Lincoln Pan

42 2017 Independent Director

Rajeev Ruparelia

43 2014 Independent Director

Billie Williamson

66 2018 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brett White

Mr. Brett W. White is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company since 2015. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. White has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cushman & Wakefield since 2015. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. White had a 28-year career with CBRE, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2012 and President from 2001 to 2005. He was also a member of CBRE’s board of directors from 1998 to 2013. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Edison International and Southern California Edison. Previously, he served as a trustee of the University of San Francisco and as a member of the board of directors for Edision International, Southern California Edison, Realogy Holdings Corporation and Mossimo, Inc. Mr. White holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

John Forrester

Mr. John Forrester is President of the Company since December 2017. Prior to his current role, Mr. Forrester is our President and has served in such capacity since December 2017. Prior to his current role, Mr. Forrester was Chief Executive, EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, a role he previously held at DTZ Group, our predecessor firm. Mr. Forrester was also previously Group Chief Executive of DTZ Holdings plc. He joined DTZ Group in September 1988. Mr. Forrester is a member of the Board of Management and Management Executive for the British Council for Offices and has previously served as its President. He is a trustee of the Geffrye Museum. Mr. Forrester holds a B.S. in Urban Estate Surveying and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Duncan Palmer

Mr. Duncan J. Palmer is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company since 2014. Mr. Palmer is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has served in such capacity since 2014. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, from 2012 until 2014, Mr. Palmer served as Group Finance Director of RELX Group plc, a leading provider of professional information solutions to the science, medical, legal, risk management and business-to-business sectors and its parent companies. From 2007 to 2012, Mr. Palmer was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Owens Corning, Inc., which markets building materials and composite systems. Mr. Palmer previously spent 20 years with Royal Dutch/Shell Group, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the U.K., the Netherlands and the U.S., including Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, for Shell International Exploration and Production BV and Vice President, Finance, Global Lubricants, for the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies. Mr. Palmer has served on the board of directors of Oshkosh Corporation since 2011. He holds an M.A. from Cambridge University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a Fellow of the (U.K.) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Michelle Hay

Ms. Michelle Hay is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company since 2017. Ms. Hay is our Chief Human Resources Officer and has served in such capacity since 2017. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Ms. Hay served as Head of HR for the Americas at A.T. Kearney. She also previously served as Global Chief Human Resources Officer at Heitman LLC, and previously held HR consulting positions with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Cap Gemini and Capital H Group. She holds a B.S. in psychology from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Nathaniel Robinson

Mr. Nathaniel B. Robinson is Executive Vice President — Strategic Planning and Chief Investment Officer of the Company since 2018. Mr. Robinson is our Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and has served in such capacity since 2018. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Robinson was an Investment Partner at Virgo Capital where he focused on making new platform investments and developing strategic initiatives for the firm’s portfolio companies. Mr. Robinson also previously worked in Morgan Stanley’s Global Technology Group and is a co-founder and former chairman of PhillyCarShare, which was acquired by Enterprise Holdings in 2011. He holds a B.S. in finance and accounting from Drexel University, an M.P.P. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College. q

Brett Soloway

Mr. Brett Soloway is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of the Company since 2014. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Soloway led a team for The Home Depot, Inc. that was responsible for all legal matters relating to new store and distribution center development, operations and property management activities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China and India. Earlier in his career, Mr. Soloway served as Vice President and General Counsel for Red Seal Development, Inc., and practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis and Rudnick & Wolfe. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Illinois.

Timothy Dattels

Mr. Timothy Dattels is Lead Independent Director of the Company since 2018. Mr. Dattels was appointed to the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield in 2018. Mr. Dattels is Co-Managing Partner of TPG Capital Asia. Prior to joining TPG in 2004, he served as a Partner and Managing Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Dattels serves or has served on the board of directors of BlackBerry Ltd., Parkway Holdings Ltd., Primedia, Inc., Shangri-La Asia Ltd. and Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd. and serves as a trustee of Jackson Laboratory and Vice Chairman of SFJazz. He holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Western Ontario and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Qi Chen

Ms. Qi Chen is Independent Director of the company since 2014. Ms. Chen is a Partner at PAG Asia Capital (“PAG”) where she focuses on investments in financial services and cross-border transactions. Prior to joining PAG in 2011, she worked at TPG Capital from 2006 to 2011. She also worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division and Boston Consulting Group previously. She holds a B.A. from Peking University and an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Jonathan Coslet

Mr. Jonathan J. Coslet is Independent Director of the company since 2018. Mr. Coslet is a Senior Partner of TPG Global LLC (“TPG”). Mr. Coslet is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee. Prior to joining TPG, he worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and before that, at Drexel Burnham Lambert, where he started his career. Mr. Coslet previously served on the board of directors of Biomet, Inc., IASIS Healthcare LLC, Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc., Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc., PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. and Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of Life Time Fitness, Inc., IQVIA Holdings Inc., the Stanford Medical Advisory Council and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Advisory Board, and he serves as a Trustee for Menlo School. Mr. Coslet holds a B.S. in economics and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Michelle MacKay

Ms. Michelle MacKay serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. MacKay was most recently a Senior Advisor to iStar from 2017 to 2018, and previously served as iStar’s Executive Vice President of Investments from 2003 to 2017. Prior to iStar, she served as an Executive Director and as a senior member of the Commercial Real Estate Investment Committee at UBS. She holds a B.A. from the University of Connecticut and a M.B.A. from the University of Hartford.

Richard McGinn

Mr. Richard A. McGinn is Independent Director of the Company. McGinn is a prominent leader in the global communication systems, networking and technology industries, bringing more than 45 years of business management, financial and investment experience. He previously served as CEO of VeriFone Systems, Inc., one of the world's largest point of sale terminal vendors and a leading provider of payment and commerce solutions, and CEO of Lucent, a multinational telecommunications equipment company. While at Lucent, McGinn oversaw and directed engineering, research and investments of more than $4 billion annually, and was involved in the acquisition of, or investment in, more than 30 technology companies. McGinn was a founder and Investor of Sky Capital from 2014 to 2016. Additionally, he was a General Partner of M.R. Investment Partners from 2010 to 2014 and of RRE Ventures from 2001 to 2010. McGinn holds a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.

Jodie McLean

Ms. Jodie McLean serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McLean was appointed to the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield in 2018. Ms. McLean has served as the Chief Executive Officer of EDENS since 2015. Prior to that she served as President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS from 2002. Ms. McLean also serves on the board of directors of Extended Stay America, Inc. and Wofford College among others. She holds a B.S. from the University of South Carolina and a degree from South Carolina Honors College.

Lincoln Pan

Mr. Lincoln Pan is Independent Director of the company since 2017. Mr. Pan was appointed to the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield in 2017. Mr. Pan is a Partner at PAG. Prior to joining PAG, he was a Regional CEO for Willis Towers Watson. Mr. Pan has also previously worked at Advantage Partners, GE Capital and McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. in history and English from Williams College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Rajeev Ruparelia

Mr. Rajeev Ruparelia is Independent Director of the Company since 2014. Mr. Ruparelia was appointed to the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield in 2014. Mr. Ruparelia is a Director at OTPP. Prior to joining OTPP in 2008, he worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse Group (New York), in investments at Cadillac Fairview (OTPP’s wholly owned real estate subsidiary) and in the corporate finance group at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Ruparelia is also an observer on the board of Coway Co., Ltd. He holds a B.A. in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an M.B.A. from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Billie Williamson

Ms. Billie Ida Williamson is Independent Director of the Company 2018. Ms. Williamson was appointed to the board of directors of Cushman & Wakefield in 2018. Ms. Williamson served in various roles at Ernst & Young L.L.P., most recently in the role of Senior Assurance Partner, from 1974 to 1993 and 1998 to 2011. She also worked at Marriott International, Inc. from 1996 to 1998 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Comptroller, and before that at AMX Corporation from 1993 to 1996 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Williamson also serves or has served on the boards of directors of XL Group Ltd., Pentair plc, Pharos Capital BDC, Inc., CSRA Inc., Janus Capital Group, ITT Exelis Inc., Annie’s Inc., Energy Future Holdings Corporation and Kraton Corporation. She holds a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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