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Debenhams PLC (DEB.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ian Cheshire

57 2016 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Sergio Bucher

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Paul Eardley

2007 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Richard Cristofoli

Marketing Director - Beauty & Marketing

Sally Hyndman

2017 Director of Human Resources

Ross Clemmow

2014 Managing Director, Retail, Digital, Food & Events

Angela Morrison

2017 Director of Technology and Supply Chain

David Smith

2016 Managing Director, International

David Adams

62 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Terry Duddy

60 2016 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Peter Fitzgerald

43 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stephen Ingham

52 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Martina King

56 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nicola Kinnaird

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lisa Myers

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Katharine Wynne

2014 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Ian Cheshire

Sir Ian Cheshire serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He joined the board in January 2016 and became Chairman of the board and of the Nomination Committee in April 2016. Sir Ian is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Sir Ian has vast experience of a range of businesses in both executive and non-executive capacity. He spent 17 years with Kingfisher plc, including seven years as group chief executive between 2007 and 2014, where he drove consistent and significant growth in shareholder value. Sir Ian was formerly Chairman of the British Retail Consortium. His current external directorships: Senior independent director of Whitbread plc, Chairman of Menhaden Capital plc, a non-executive director of Maisons du Monde and the government lead non-executive and a non-executive board member of the Cabinet Office. He is also president of the Business Disability Forum and chair of the advisory board of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Sergio Bucher

Mr. Sergio Bucher serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company. From 2013 until joining our company, Sergio served as Vice President, Amazon Fashion Europe, leading Amazon’s growth to become one of the largest fashion retailers in Europe. Previously he was General Manager, Retail and e-commerce Worldwide, at Puma, and prior to that held retail roles at Nike and Inditex, where he led the start-up of its lingerie retail brand, Oysho.

Paul Eardley

Richard Cristofoli

Mr. Richard Cristofoli serves as Marketing Director - Beauty & Marketing of the Company. He joined Debenhams in March 2011 as Marketing Director responsible for Product marketing, advertising, PR, visual and creative, customer strategy and insight and Magenta Print

Sally Hyndman

Mr. Sally Hyndman serves as Director of Human Resources of the company. Hyndman’s career spans positions including Group HR Director at Dixons Carphone PLC, HR Director at Ask Restaurants and work within Strategy and Change at M&S during a period of rapid business transformation.

Ross Clemmow

Mr. Ross Clemmow serves as Managing Director, Retail, Digital, Food & Events of the Company. He joined Debenhams in July 2013 and was appointed to the Executive committee in March 2014 as E-Commerce Director. Ross joined Debenhams from Argos where he was responsible for the growth and development of Argos.co.uk. Prior to his time in retail, Ross held a variety of roles with Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company and in private equity.

Angela Morrison

Ms. Angela Morrison serves as Director of Technology and Supply Chain of the company. Prior to her role as CIO at Direct Line, Morrison was CIO of the operating board for Sainsbury’s for almost five years, as well as the European strategy director for Walmart.

David Smith

Mr. David Smith serves as Managing Director, International of the Company since May 2016. David is responsible for Franchises, Magasin du Nord and responsibility for growth of the international business in all channels and markets.

David Adams

Mr. David G. Adams serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. David was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc until 2006, then Executive Chairman of Jessops plc, becoming Non-Executive Chairman in 2009. In addition, he has held several Executive and Non-Executive roles in 30 years in retailing, including ten years as a plc Finance Director. David is currently the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Halfords Group plc and a director of the following AIM listed companies: Conviviality Retail plc (which he chairs),Fever Tree Drinks plc, Elegant Hotels Group plc and Thinksmart plc.

Terry Duddy

Mr. Terry Duddy serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He was Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, following its demerger from GUS in October 2006, until March 2014, having previously served as CEO of Argos since its acquisition by GUS in 1998. He previously held senior executive roles at Dixons Stores Group, latterly as MD at PC World. He is Non-executive director of Hammerson plc and Chair of the Retail Trust.

Peter Fitzgerald

Mr. Peter Fitzgerald serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Debenhams Plc., His experience as a leading e-commerce executive is invaluable to Debenhams as we continue to grow our multi-channel business. Peter is country manager at Google Japan where he oversees every aspect of Google Japan’s business. Before this, he was country sales director for Google UK/Eire, the biggest market for Google outside the US. Peter joined Google in 2007. From 1999 to 2007, Peter worked for Amazon in Europe and the USA.

Stephen Ingham

Mr. Stephen J. Ingham serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Debenhams PLC. He has been Chief Executive Officer of PageGroup plc since 2006 having worked for that business since 1987. His experience of building an international business at PageGroup supports our aim to expand the Debenhams brand internationally. He is Chief Executive Officer of Michael Page International plc. Stephen is also a member of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s corporate partnership.

Martina King

Ms. Martina Ann King serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Debenhams plc. She has accumulated extensive experience in management and marketing through holding a number of senior positions in marketing and online media including as managing director of Aurasma, Yahoo! and Capital Radio. She has also served as a non-executive director of Capita. As Chief Executive Officer of Featurespace Limited, Martina also has data analytic experience. She is Chief Executive Officer of Featurespace Limited and a non-executive director of Cineworld Group plc.

Nicola Kinnaird

Ms. Nicola Kinnaird serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She founded speciality beauty retailer Space NK and following the sale of the business consults for an international roster of clients in the beauty, wellness and lifestyle sectors.

Lisa Myers

Ms. Lisa Myers serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She spent 19 years at Franklin Templeton, where she was an Executive Vice-president and lead portfolio manager of some of Templeton’s flagship global funds, managing or co-managing more than $10 billion of assets. The coordinator of Templeton’s global consumer research, Lisa had direct research responsibility for the retail, textile and apparel and luxury goods sectors. Most recently, Lisa was Co-Head of Global Partnership Investing at BTG Pactual, a global asset management strategy. Lisa studied at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a law degree at Georgetown University. She is the Chairperson of Penn’s Secondary School Committee for the Bahamas and is also a board member of YESI, a Bahamian non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering youth through sport and education.

Katharine Wynne